Bay Area Bounty


“Let things taste of what they are.” 

~ Alice Waters

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Early Girls

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Purple Artichokes

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Summer

 

“Farming is a profession of hope” 

~ Brian Brett

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Heirloom Basket

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Pick a Pepper

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Pluots and Leaves

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Lettuce Alone

 

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”

~ Wendell Berry

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Love You Bunches

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Hot Stuff

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

California Bounty

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Cabbage Patch

 

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.”

~Alice Waters

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Yellow Beauties

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

It’s Rainier Cherries

 

San Francisco, California, Farmers' Market, Produce, Close-Up, Organic, Farm, Photography

Red, White and Blueberry

 

Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate this week. 

 

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110 comments

  1. Most excellent. ❤ These should hang in primary schools.

  2. Amazing images, Jane. They look good enough to eat. 😃

  3. (And leading with an Alice Waters quote is perfect!)

  4. Wow Jane, your food photography is extraordinary! I guess it’s partly because you live in a place that respects food. The artichokes are beautiful….but they’re not so difficult a subject, I think. The corn – maybe that’s harder to make look special, but you did that! I don’t know if I ever saw a prettier ear, except maybe one on its way into my mouth….I love the leaves scattered over the Pluots, the colors, too. Your carrots had an exceptionally fine bad hair day, didn’t they? Wonderful!! 🙂 I could go on…..the peppers, the well-organized blueberries….fabulous!

  5. An other fine, colorful set! 🙂

  6. Colorful, gorgeous and delicious!

  7. I never viewed a cabbage as a wonder of creation until this moment. Bless you Jane for opening my eyes.

    • Thank you, Bob. Nature is amazing, isn’t it? One thing I found mesmerizing with the cabbage shot-some beads of water look like eyes. Very happy you enjoyed this series and for your continued support. Happy 4th!

  8. Cannot wait to visit the farmers’ market after seeing all these riches. Terrific photos, and clever captions, too. “It’s Rainier Cherries” I’m shaking my head over that one, but definitely wins a big grin 🙂

  9. Great colors. Great picture details👍👍👍

  10. Ohhhh, they all look so delicious

  11. These are wonderful images Jane. Really beautiful.

  12. What gorgeous, luscious shots. Were they captured with your Canon mirrorless?

  13. We don’t have that bounty yet, but it’s coming. Happy Fourth of July to you.

  14. OMG salivating over these brilliantly captured fruits….YUM!!! happy happy to u all 😜🍾🌹

  15. Ah the joy of summer…lovely set of images (Suzanne)

  16. What a visually yummy, delicious post!

  17. “I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.” ~Alice Waters
    I do believe Alice got that right! Delightful images of the bounty this time of year! We wait a wee bit longer here in the north, but my mouth waters in anticipation!

  18. This is such a delicious post. All those colours!
    Alison

  19. I’m hungry, where to start? The cabbage photo is incredibly textured and detailed, and the lighting in all of the photos is gorgeous, Jane. Well done.
    Ω

  20. Such delicious images I could almost eat the screen! Pluots? They look like plums. Some kind of hybrid fruit?

  21. I’m drooling! Nothing like FRESH produce. The only thing that might compare on the Excitometer is a heap of black compost (which yields more food)!

  22. So colorful and creatively framed, Jane!

  23. Luscious and vibrant, Jane. Perfect for July 4th. 🙂 The quotes by Alice Waters match beautifully with your images. I’m hoping to go to Alice’s restaurant (the shrine) the next time we’re in SF. 🙂

  24. Now that is what I call healthy eating Jane! 🙂 Lovely images full of exotic colours, shine and nature’s beautiful way.

  25. “Eat your colors,” the saying goes. This is indeed a bounty. Color, form, texture, volume, light, smell, flavor, juice dripping off the chin. . .

  26. I SO loved this bountiful post, Jane, and your photos captured the colors so beautifully, and the vibrant life of each piece of produce. The corn, for example, looks like the sun itself. Chuckled at the captions, especially “Lettuce Alone.” The artichoke art and the carrot bunches were my favorites, though I liked the sensual and abundant element of each photo. Great quotes too, and a nice Bay Area touch with Alice Waters.

  27. Outstanding post! Your angles and framing are wonderful. With mouth watering colors.

  28. These are beautiful, Jane. I love going to the Farmer’s Market. We go almost every Sunday during the summer. I’m away this weekend, but may bring my camera again next week! “love me bunches” is my favorite!

    • Thank you, Susan. Happy you like these. There was a great little farm in Marin called Worker Bee Farm, where I found those photogenic carrots. Sadly I think it may have closed. Enjoy strolling the summer markets!

  29. Very impressive series. Great quality images, composition, and concept. Kudos.

  30. Glorious food images and captions, Jane!

  31. Beautiful photos Jane, I love the colours and captions. 😍😎

  32. You’re making me hungry.

  33. Wonderful rich colors in this one Jane. They all look delicious😊

  34. We do not celebrate anything here in the UK on the 4th, nor in the Netherlands…my country of birth. Anything goes for a celebration….and your lovely fruits certainly do.

  35. WOW these images are spectacular Jane 🙂

  36. Gosh. Now I’m drooling for a tomato sandwich….some corn on the cob and a great big salad. Lovely photos and quotes. All so colorful. And the compositions! Magnificent.

    • Yes, Freddie! That sounds like a perfect meal. Pleased you enjoyed these– the displays at the farmers’ market are so artful to begin with– makes for a fun morning of shooting. Thank you so much!

  37. Love these picture of fruits and vegetables. I think foods, fruits and vegies photography is fun too.

    • Thank you, YC. I really enjoy making these kinds of shots…it’s a bit challenging at the markets with the crowds and hands everywhere, which makes it fun. Happy you enjoyed them. 🙂

  38. Great pics of delicious food 🙂

  39. That’s an appropriately colorful tribute to real food.

  40. Absolutely gorgeous and glorious set of images, Jane (and me a carnivore AND the son of a butcher too!!!); but living in Kenya got me into veggies too, big time, I’ve never seen so much fresh stuff! Love “Love You Bunches” for both its image and title; for sheer visual impact, the artichokes have it. A 🙂

    • Hi Adrian, True compliments coming from a converted carnivore! Thanks very much. It is a memorable moment when I spotted those artichokes artfully displayed with wonderful light. Happy you enjoyed this series…now go eat your fruits and veggies, A! 😄

  41. Hi, Jane. Happy Sunday. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful set of images. Certainly each image, from the cacophony of colour, encapsulates the idea of their own taste. Combined they create a fiesta of total delight. Have a great day. Goff

  42. Bounty indeed. We have farmer’s markets here in WMass with similar produce, sans the Rainier cherries, and there is nothing better than fresh picked fruits and vegetables from local farms…unless it’s from one’s own garden. So much wonderful color in these images, Jane. Especially the heirloom tomatoes and scary peppers.

  43. Such bounty! Loved the colours and the snappy captions. Red, white and blueberries edged it!
    Happy Fourth of July!

  44. “Farming is a profession of hope”

    ~ Brian Brett
    Just so impressively creative Jane.

  45. i had to get a snack
    before writing this
    cause the words & pictures
    got my mouth excited!
    nice & tasty insights 🙂

  46. A mouth watering post, Jane, full of freshness and wisdom quotes, amazing images.

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