A Day of Fun for the Whole Family at Burlingame Farmers’ Market
Running every Sunday morning from the third week of January through the Sunday before Christmas and every Thursday afternoon from May through October, the Burlingame Farmers’ Market is the perfect spot to pick up fresh produce and flowers from California growers. An assortment of house plants and orchids add a touch of greenery and have air-purifying properties that can help improve indoor air quality. You will also find organic fruits and vegetables and a range of homemade jams without artificial preservatives. Spread it on toast, add it to yogurt, or use it as a topping for ice cream. There is also a tempting selection of cake pops, chocolates, and bread made with high-quality ingredients. After scouting the stalls, munch on Mexican food, chowder, and tamales on the food trucks around. Families can spend a lovely weekend browsing the shops, sampling newly-harvested berries and artisanal cheeses, and enjoying the music and festivity.
Cooking with Seasonal Ingredients from Burlingame Farmers’ Market
Cooking with seasonal ingredients can be a joy, primarily when you can source fresh produce. The Rodriguez Organic Farms’ strawberries are juicy, plump, and flavorful. They are perfect for adding sweetness to your favorite recipes like strawberry shortcakes or tarts. The local favorite Little Sky Bakery has an assortment of loaves, baguettes, breakfast pastries, and more. These baked goods are made with the finest ingredients for that filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Imagine serving your family a slice of newly baked bread with a dollop of homemade jam. Burlingame Farmer’s Market also has eggs for that creamy omelet or runny sunny side up. And finally, what better way to quench your thirst than with an energizing drink? Fruit juice vendors are abundant, offering everything from classic orange juice to unique blends like watermelon and cucumber.
Tips and Tricks for Shopping Like a Pro
With so many vendors and a wide range of fresh produce, it’s easy to get carried away and buy more than you need or items that don’t suit your taste. Follow these tips to help you shop like a pro:
- Come prepared: Make a shopping list of your needed items and bring cash. Bring reusable bags or a cart to carry your purchases.
- Shop early: Avoid crowds and get the first pick of the freshest produce.
- Do a walkthrough first: Take a quick tour to see what’s available and compare prices.
- Ask questions: Vendors are usually happy to share their knowledge and expertise and can give you tips on how to store, prepare, and cook their produce.
- Be open to trying new things: Be adventurous and try something new.
- Buy in season: Seasonal produce is fresher, more flavorful, and affordable.
Make the most of your visit to the farmers’ market and bring home some delicious, fresh, and healthful fruit. Enjoy your shopping!
Visit the Burlingame Farmer’s Market for a Sunday morning or Thursday afternoon full of fresh, local produce and artisanal products. Visit https://teamtapper.com/blog/burlingame-farmers-market/ for tips on navigating the market and other events in San Mateo County.