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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cook Like the Pros with Produce from Ladybug Buying Club

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM

SFoodie likes to balance out our intake of meat, fat, and sugar with regular deliveries from Mariquita Farm, a specialty produce grower near Watsonville that supplies the finest restaurants in the area, from A16 to Zuni. While the farm's "Mystery Thursdays" (bountiful wild-card boxes for $25) is currently closed to new customers, Mariquita will be making additional trips to S.F. throughout the rest of the summer in order to make special sales of items of which they're particularly abundant in what they're calling the Ladybug "Truck Farm" Buying Club. This Saturday, August 8, the Mariquita truck will park in front of Piccino (801 22nd at Tennessee) from 2-6 p.m. to sell bi-color sweet corn (nine ears for $3) and padron peppers (1/2 pound for $6 or one pound for $9). Make pre-orders here to guarantee your stash, or you can take your chances (less advisable).

We've recently become addicted to the padron peppers, which have been a part of the last two Mystery Thursdays. Simply fry them in hot oil in a covered pan until they appear charred; drain and season with salt and pepper. They're amazing in omelets, soups, stir-frys, or just by themselves.

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