Weekly Photo Challenge: Color – Civic Center Farmers Market


Good Evening:

No doubt others have contributed farmers market pictures in response to this week’s Challenge. I went to San Francisco’s Civic Center market today for mine. As a matter of courtesy, I don’t take pictures if I don’t buy something first, so while I passed on the flowers at one market stall…


…I loaded up on their shallots.


Yes, I know–more practical than pretty.


Unfortunately, the picture of the radishes I bought at another stall turned out bizarrely overexposed (on a cloudy day?!), so here is a picture of their asparagus instead. This shot reveals a curious quirk in the iPhone 4: the camera focused on the blue rubber bands instead of the stalks.


One of my current culinary hobbies consists of using oranges in seafood recipes. My next experiment will use shrimp, sherry, saffron, smoked paprika, a few of those shallots, and some of these blood oranges.


A favorite stall of mine sells nothing but honey including these sticks filled with flavored versions (it’s also a favorite stall of my co-workers, since I buy a batch of these at 3/$1 and share). My personal favorites are the peach, cinnamon and root beer, but everyone has their own preferences.

I hope I didn’t make anyone feel too hungry.

Vonn Scott Bair


6 responses »

    • mithriluna: Glad you like ’em! That shot of the iris was one a few quick snaps; I had no idea it was any good until I uploaded it to my computer and had a close look. Vonn Scott Bair

  1. Yes, the irises are stunning. Our farmer’s market went outdoors last Saturday and I did a market post, too. We don’t have as much yet, but there was still enough to make a great pictorial story.


    • sustainabilitea: Yes, I saw the picture and that was quite a good one. I haven’t edited the picture at all, but I do feel tempted to experiment with duplicates and see what kind of results I get. Vonn Scott Bair

    • Naomi Baltuck: Thanks for writing. I won’t have time to work on that iris photo until next week at the earliest, but I remain *very* eager to see what I can do with it. Vonn Scott Bair

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