Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, Part Deux

Eat your veggies! I’m trying to make a weekly trip to the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market.  However, it’s pretty small and makes me miss the enormous Bastille Marché, where I could practice my French and wander through produce, literally for blocks.  I only bought potatoes, beets, and haricot verts (the vendor corrected me, “these are not green beans”).  If you like beets, they’re one of the easiest things to make, and I just discovered that beet greens aren’t so bad either.  Scroll to the bottom for an easy recipe!

To make roasted beets, chop of the tops and the tails, wrap each beet individually in aluminum foil, and pop them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 for just over an hour.  Take ’em out, unwrap the aluminum foil (you may want to wait for them to cool), and then just run them under water and the outer skin will peel off like magic.  Just don’t wear white.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, San Francisco

After eating roasted watermelon radishes at Flour + Water last night, I was determined to find some to make myself.  Check out the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market and you’ll find some there, along with the weirdest looking vegetable I’ve ever seen: Romanesco broccoli!

Here’s what I actually bought (minus the persimmons, which are from my mom’s tree):

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market, 3861 24th St. between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets

Saturdays: 8 a.m – 1 p.m., live music at 10 a.m.

For a list of other farmers’ markets in the city, check out this blog post I found.

© Sarah Milstein 2013

Henry’s Hunan Restaurant, San Francisco

Mo Si Soup with won tons (not on the menu) at Henry’s Hunan Restaurant.  Delicious.

Henry’s Hunan Restaurant in Noe Valley, 1708 Church St, San Francisco, California 94131.

© Sarah Milstein 2013