Early May Farm Market

Here is a list of the crops that you will find fresh this week at the farm markets in San Francisco and Sonoma and many other farm markets around the country this week:

First of season: Artichokes, cauliflower, cherries, chives, fava beans, garlic chives, goat cheese, herbs and vegetable starts, marjoram, olives, snow peas, Valencia oranges, baby zucchini squash.

Peak of season: Asparagus, avocadoes, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, chard, dates, dried fruit, eggs, green garlic, honey, hydroponic tomatoes, leaf lettuce, leeks, local fresh and smoked seafood, mushrooms, spring onions, raisins, spring salad mix, spinach, strawberries, wine and apple cider vinegars, and fresh herbs including chives, dill, garlic chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, Russian tarragon, and culinary bay leaves.

End of season: Blood oranges, garlic, grapefruit, lemons, limes, kale, navel oranges, potatoes, sweet potatoes.

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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