Huckleberries

 

The word Huckleberry is a corruption of the word whortleberry. A distant cousin of the blueberry, it is also known by other monnikers including: farkleberry, wonderberry, hurtleberry, sparkleberry, and dangleberry.

 

wild-huckleberries-mendocinoHuckleberry Ricotta Pancakes

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup mascarpone
4 eggs, separated yolks and whites
2 cups ricotta cheese
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen (defrosted) whole huckleberries
1-1/2 cups whole milk

 Directions:

Whisk the yolks together. Combine yolks, mascarpone and ricotta. Separately, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to yolk mixture and mix until just combined.

Add in the milk gently; don’t over mix. Set aside. Beat the egg whites until you achieve soft peaks then fold the whites into the batter. Remember, if you want fluffy pancakes be gentle. Fold in the huckleberries just at the last minute.

Heat up a griddle or large pan, melt a bit of butter on it and carefully ladle 1 cup per cake; Be careful not to spread the batter out with a spatula, just pour. Flip the pancakes only after small bubbles appear and the edges start to dry (about 3 minutes). After flipping, cook for about three minutes on the other side. Serve with organic maple syrup. Makes about 15 pancakes.

Farmers Markets

 

 

The following is a short-list of popular weekly neighborhood Farmers Markets providing local and seasonal produce to the fine people of San Francisco.

 

Castro Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Noe St. at Market St.

Clement Street Farmers’ Market 
Sundays: 9 a.m..-2 p.m.
Clement Street between 2nd & 4th Avenues

Crocker Galleria Farmers’ Market
  Thursdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Crocker Galleria
50 Post St.

Divisadero Farmers’ Market
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grove St. at Divisadero

Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays: 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ferry Building
1 Ferry Plaza

Fillmore Farmers’ Market 
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
O’Farrell at Fillmore, and Fillmore Center Plaza

Fort Mason Farmers’ Market
Sundays: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Marina and Buchanan

Heart of the City Farmers’ Market
Sundays: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
United Nations Plaza, Market St., between Seventh and Eighth Streets

Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market
Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Between Judah and Irving St. in the parking lot between 8th & 9th Avenues

Kaiser Permanente Farmers’ Market 
Year-round
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2425 Geary Blvd. at St. Joseph’s St.
Parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital Garage at 2190 O’Farrell St.

Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Gene Friend Way between 3rd and 4th Streets

Noe Valley Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: 8 a.m -1 p.m., live music at 10 a.m.
3861 24th St. between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets

Second Street Plaza Farmers’ Market 
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
303 Second St. between Folsom and Harrison Streets

Stonestown Farmers’ Market  
Sundays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Stonestown Galleria parking lot at 3251 20th Avenue

UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays: 10 a.m-3 p.m.
505 Parnassus Ave.