I missed the Sunday North Beach farmers’ market since the tents were rolled up last October. But spring has sprung and the market re-opened last Sunday.
It’s in a new location on Powell between Union and Columbus right across from Washington Square Park. This is a much better location than last year’s spot down Columbus by the North Beach library. Now it’s right in the heart of the Village.
About a dozen stands had the last of the winter fruit and vegetables and the first of the hardy spring vegetables. Homemade honey, artisanal breads, smoked salmon and lots more was on display. You can even sign up for a weekly box of organic produce delivered right to your door. The singing guitarist is back too.
The line at the Chairman’s food truck wasn’t that long. I had the Coca-Cola braised pork baked bun with savory Savoy cabbage slaw. The pork was sweet and tender with a crunchy crust. The slaw rounded out the flavor and made for really sloppy eating. I ate the whole thing standing up. That’s the side of the truck in the picture.
Be sure to support the North Beach Farmers’ Market each Sunday so that we can enjoy the organic produce and food products until October when the market will close again.