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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Civic Center Farmer's Market, I Think I Love You

I went to the Civic Center Farmer's Market today. While I am now doing the hardest job I've ever had (raising Diner #3), it has the side benefit of being able to take a walk on a sunny day to SF's finest neighborhood for the Civic Center Farmer's Market.

A friend told me about "A Little Piece of Cake." Well, fuck me, why the hell isn't everybody talking about these folks?

I am a sucker for red velvet cake. Despite my love of baking, I've never made one (I don't know why, it's really just stupid at this point). So when I see the velvety redness anywhere, I'll give it a shot. ALPoC has red velvet cupcakes, 2 to a box, for $5. So I bought some.


These tiny cakes are so delicious that I had to physically restrain myself from eating both in one sitting. May I remind you that I have not been pregnant for, oh, a good 7.75 months now, so this really shouldn't be that hard. Emphasis on shouldn't. I'm very much considering locking the other one in a cabinet and making Jon hold on to the key until tomorrow (an acceptable time lapse from cupcake #1).

These cakes of the cup make Kara's look like dog food on cowpies. And I like Kara's. ALPoC's cake itself is moist and fluffy and totally yummers and the icing is a perfectly spread, 1/4" thick layer of cream cheese goodness (one of my peeves about Kara's is the 14 lbs. of frosting on those bitches -- it's like a cupcake with a side of diabetes).

Find a way to get the fuck over to cracktown so's you can get some of this action. I'm thinking I'll just start camping out there on Wednesdays.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld

P.S. Click the pretty Examiner link on the sidebar so I can have more money for more cupcakes. Please.


Blogger Green said...

I always go to the Ferry Building Farmer's Market on Saturdays and Tuesdays. I was told I am too white and prissy for the Civic Center Farmer's Market, but want to go anyway.

Is it just in front of those fountains on Market?

7/09/2008 4:17 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

It's at UN Plaza (yes, near the fountain-ish).

7/09/2008 7:21 PM  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Everybody camps out there. They have nowhere else to sleep.
(I'm being mean. I used to be a regular at that market when I worked in the nabe.)
Hey, guess what: I went to a wedding where the Wedding Cake was a red velvet! How cool.

7/10/2008 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is by far the best farmer's market in San Francisco. It blows the ferry building out of the water, as long as you're going for actual food, not gourmet salts and expensive Marin produce. Better ingredients, better prices!

12/10/2008 10:30 AM  

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