Another week closer to spring and another visit to the farmers’ market with Chef Paul Canales and Bill Fujimoto. This week, we hit the Derby Street market in Berkeley to see some truly awesome specimens of artichoke grown by the one and only Maria Catalan of Catalan Farms in Hollister. Paul explains how they will be used in the Oliveto kitchen and gives some good tips on what to do with those tough outer leaves.

Bill makes a case for water damage and reveals the mind-boggling fact that those baby carrots in a bag can stored up to eight months! Yikes.

*Maria Catalan’s stuffed artichokes will be on the menu through this weekend.