Spring Brings Sweet Peppers, Asparagus & Peas to FMBM!

Life along the SF Peninsula means being surrounded by some of the best farm and ranch land in the world. In San Mateo (voted best small town for food), you’ll find a staggering array of independent and innovative eateries—offering every cuisine you can imagine in celebration of this abundant yield. Get inspired for your own table by the variety of fresh local ingredients at the Farmers Market at Bay Meadows, operating annually through October, rain or shine, on Sundays 9:30-1:30. The new market at Bay Meadows offers a diverse selection of fresh California produce along with prepared foods presented in a fun and festive fashion. You’ll enjoy live music, fitness events, crafts for kids, cooking demos and, of course, delicious local foods.

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#VegOut and watch for these veggies this spring!

Sweet Peppers: Green peppers are actually the unripe form of the pepper. The colored sweeter varieties come in shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and rainbow. Try them in everything from dips and salads to soups and stews.

Spanish Tapas Peppers

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

Asparagus: Select bright green asparagus with closed, compact, firm tips. Avoid wilted or limp stalks, as that is a sign of age. Asparagus is packed with nutrients and easy to make ahead for a crowd.

Roasted Sweet Mini Peppers and Asparagus

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Be sure to scoop up some Iacopi Farms English Peas, No5Kitchen in San Mateo says:

“best english peas ever #iacopifarms #farmersmaretbaymeadows #spring #freshpeas #halfmoonbay #westcoastisthebestcoast #whatsfordinner”

English Peas: The ultimate spring vegetable. The fresh pea is a popular culinary component in pot pies, pastas, soups, and salads. The pea can be simply boiled or steamed to bring out its sweet flavor, or eaten raw.

Matar Paneer

Deconstructed Lasagna with Peas and Herbed Ricotta

Lemon Orzo with Parmesan and Peas

Join us at the Farmers Market where you’re guaranteed a good time + good, fresh food!

There’s a new Farmers Market in town and it’s in the heart of the Bay Meadows community. Visit our seasonal market on Sundays, 9:30 to 1:30 on the corner of Delaware and Franklin Streets. The Farmers Market in our Midurban village offers nutritious California fruits and veggies, handcrafted baked goods, farm-fresh flowers, prepared artisan foods and specialty items. Guests can also enjoy live music, fitness events, entertainment for kids, craft workshops and more, all presented in the welcoming outdoors of this new neighborhood. Located adjacent to the Hillsdale Caltrain station stop and also offering ample parking. Learn more here >