Nor do I. While I'll be the first to admit that the San Francisco Bay Area is a special place when it comes to food, nonetheless the farmers' markets are getting more crowded by the week, and the number of markets is growing. A few years ago it was pretty much just Berkeley and the Gourmet Ghetto that was the focal point of good eating, local foods, and organics. Now there are FIFTY TWO
farmers' markets in the East Bay alone - that doesn't include San Francisco, Marin County, Napa and Sonoma Counties, and the south bay counties. Ferry Plaza is known world-wide. People I know who eschewed organic foods and locally produced food, are now insisting on being able to purchase and eat the local products. And the trend is the same in many other parts of the country. You know it as well as anyone, 'shroom.
And it's not just in the US ...
Spreading the word and changing people's minds are Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Paula Wolfert (to a lesser degree, but she's out there), Paul Bertolli (he's got some killer new products). Just look at the number of chefs and restaurants that have menus that focus on local and organic foods - they are all over the country. CNN Traveller FRESH APPROACHES
The word is getting out. Some of the above people are very good at commanding media attention, and they are popping up everywhere.