Location: Campbell & Central Ave | Hours: Sunday 9am-1pm, year round
The smell of sweet kettle corn wafting in the air and families rolling their produce around in wagon carts brings a cheerful energy to this market. The prices here are slightly higher than some other places, but this is a large market with lots of options available for everyone to get a few grocery items from. High quality organic produce, charcuterie meats, cheeses, fermented foods, and live music playing in the background is just a preview of what this market has to offer. There are lots of food vendors to choose from for breakfast such as crepes, Hawaiian poké, Mexican, Indian, and wood-fired pizza from Uncle Ro’s. You can get their pizza made on the spot or to-go and bake at home.
Did anyone say pie tasting? Yes, Beckmann’s Old World Bakery sets up a tent here where you can pick up bread loafs, foccacia, cookies, and more along with a sample of their seasonal fruit or nut pies. Right now, they are offering strawberry, cherry, and pecan pie!
If you are looking for a healthier alternative, treat yourself to Rebecca’s Mighty Muffins where you can find vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free baked goods and agave & fruit-sweetened granolas. I picked up a carrot-zucchini muffin sweetened with good ol’ applesauce. Mmm!
Recipe Roundup- Creamy egg scramble with Nameko mushrooms: 2 servings
From the market: Wild nameko mushrooms from Far West Fungi based in San Francisco, CA
1 tsp cooking oil
1/2 pint Nameko mushrooms
1/2 tbsp butter
4 large eggs
1/8 tsp salt, to taste
Wash mushrooms. In a pan, heat a tsp of oil and cook mushrooms for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate medium non-stick pan over medium-low heat, add the butter. Crack eggs into a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Whisk away! When butter starts bubbling, add mushrooms and pour in eggs. Start swirling with spatula immediately until eggs are slightly thickened (around 30 seconds). Alternate between 30 seconds on and off the heat until eggs are soft and slightly running. Remove from heat and give a final stir. Serve alone or over thick cut bread. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs, salt, and pepper.
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