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Posted August 29th, 2008 - 3:46 am by from Berkeley, United States (Permalink)
so Tanya and I went to the alemany farmer's market last weekend, and there's always the same thai girl selling herbs week after week. usually i just get mint, sweet basil, and thai basil. last week i decided to be different and instead of thai basil, i got what the girl told me was "chicken basil" which was kind of a foodie turnoff as far as names of growing things go and i was like "no, what's it really called?" and she said "chicken basil. it's good in chicken salad." so i gave up, figuring i could go home and google image search varieties of basil and figure it out myself and then find out what it's best with cuz i don't do chicken salad. so i get home, and there are just waaaaay too many kinds of basil and my eyes are bleary now from staring at the computer too long.
so - can anyone thing of what other kinds are commonly grown locally? the leaves are thin and long, not like sweet basil at all. it's not bush basil, or spicy globe basil or whatever. it's not lemon basil or cinnamon basil.

Posted October 27th, 2008 - 8:13 pm by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Hey Susan

Well I dont have the answer to your question....

But I wanted to see if I could go with you sometime to the farmers market. I have been here for months and have never been to a farmers market.

If anyone else is interested too, let me know, because I dont know anything about the farmers market(s)! :)

Posted October 27th, 2008 - 9:31 pm from San Francisco, United States
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Posted October 28th, 2008 - 1:11 am by from Berkeley, United States (Permalink)
Hi,
I go to Alemany pretty much every Saturday morning and you're welcome to join me sometime. I think Zach said he wants to come too. While the Civic Center Farmer's Market is much closer, I'm not a huge fan of the quality and selection of their produce, though I do sometimes go anyway. There's one guy there with amazing squash. Plus Alive! has a raw food stand there which is amazing! The ferry building farmer's market had a great selection and the quality is fantastic, but I think it's overpriced. I need to start peddling my raw food wares at these places.

Enzo, what a great analogy. Haha. Call me the sustainable food guru. ;)