Parnassus Farmers’ Market Offers Convenience and Quality
By Geraldine Tran
Synapse Staff Writer
You have to rush to class, your experiment is taking longer than expected, or you have to catch the bus home. When do you have time to go grocery shopping and pick up some organic produce? On Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Parnassus Farmers’ Market. It’s a convenient place for UCSF faculty, students and employees, and it operates year-round. Some local favorites are the heirloom tomatoes, a large variety of plums, and kale.
Last Wednesday, I shopped at our farmers’ market for the first time and ran into Dr. Tracy Fulton, my <please check edit is OK> biochemistry professor, shopping with her daughter. They were having a lovely time picking up some staples. Her daughter loves the organic raspberries from Berry Licious Family Farms, and Dr. Fulton planned to buy organic tomatoes and greens.
Our farmers’ market is small, but full of quality produce. After hearing so much about the tomatoes, I had to check them out. Here you can find heirloom tomatoes of all different colors and sizes. From big purple tomatoes to bite-sized cherry tomatoes, there’s a punch of Vitamin C for everyone. One stand only sells organic produce, which included fresh green beans, eggplant, okra and carrots. As mentioned earlier, Berry Licious Family Farms sells organic raspberries and strawberries. Also, J&J Farms recommends their black plums, but their white nectarines, peaches, pluots, grapes and almonds were delicious, too.
See you next Wednesday at our Farmers’ Market!
Time: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: In the ACC Breezeway between Milberry Union and the Ambulatory Care Center
Geraldine Tran is a first-year medical student.