|After one or two laps at the lake, I drive over and park in outer Chinatown and get about an hour and half on the meter. I am headed for some sustenance for the next few days. The Old Oakland Farmer’s Market has been around for decades and operates year round 20-30 vendors. There are many opportunities to ask strangers about how pick and to cook certain vegetables. There is a community out here.
On my last haul, I managed to grab 2 bunches of yam leaves, basil, garlic chives, 2 nectarines, a pumpkin all for $12.36.