Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Ferry Building, Part 1
We were in San Francisco for approzimately 19 hours this past weekend. We arrived Saturday night for an amazing wedding reception and left Sunday afternoon.
We stayed at the Harbor Hotel right across the street from the water, with a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge.
I know I've told you before that San Francisco is one of my most favoritist cities ever. In such a short time there I knew exactly what I wanted to see. I've been looking forward to the Ferry Building ever since Adrienne blogged about it here.
I have no idea how it's possible I've never been there before. I've always wanteed to live in San Francisco but now I believe I want to live in the Ferry Building. I'll just sleep on the floor near the bakery.
I didn't get any good building pictures! Its the grey building in back. Next time I'm there I'll get some pictures and give you some history of the building. (I know you're holding your breath)
Inside the building, at the end of Market Street along Embarcadero, are the most delicious variety of food-related vendors.
I'll spend the next 2 years highlighting some of the fantastic shops inside.
Kingdom of Herbs "Organic Edible Plants for Garden and Home that Nourish, Season and Heal" Now they also carry lovely home goods and unique plants and plant containers.
It made me want to buy these things and then run home to tend my garden.
Then I remembered that my "garden" is actually a 3'x5' balcony.
These chairs are reason enough to have children. Actually now that I think about it, I could just put a cute plant on the seat.
Far West Fungi! Oh my, you should have seen B's face. B loves mushrooms. This place is a mushroom lovers dream.
Do you want to grow your own mushrooms? Buy this mushroom log!
I've never seen so many mushrooms. There were more in a chilled display case...and these are just the fresh ones.
Has anyone ever eaten fiddlehead ferns? I'm so curious.
They also offer dried mushrooms and medicinal mushroom supplements.
Oh and the truffle products. Sometime soon I'll show you the truffle salt we got and rant about truffle oil.
The people working there are really knowledgeable and can suggest mushrooms for whatever dish you desire. What a treat.
McEvoy Ranch produces organic olive oil in Petaluma.
Their displays are just gorgeous and I wanted to buy this little atrium.
Cowgirl Creamery's Artisan Cheese Shop. You love them already, don't you?
This place was packed. There is also a store in Washington DC if you live nearby.
I'm dying to take a tour of one of their creameries in Petaluma or Point Reyes.
Cowgirl Creamery has been catching the eye of cheese lovers around the world. Their mail order was featured in Zagats Food Lover NY addition. Their cheeses have won awards across the US and Europe.
Ok this isn't cheese. But I love the idea of spearment sugar and lemon verbena sugar.
I can see it all now. B & I picnicing, breathing in the crisp salty air, eating crusty sourdough bread with fresh cheese and strawberries sprinkled with spearment sugar. And champagne. Don't forget the champagne.
I love single thin blue ribbon in the cheese on the left.
There is so much I have to learn about cheese. Check out their library of cheese here. Unbelievable. I'll have to start checking them off one by one.
That concludes today's tour of the Ferry Building. I'll be back tomorrow with some more eye candy!