Right inside the entrance to Monterey Market in Berkeley is a big table of vegetables from Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley. I visited this farm this a number of years ago. The 100 or so acres are nestled on the valley floor next to a creek. The morning light on the hills to the west is amazing.
For the past six years I've been on the board of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers where I've had the great privilege to work with Judith Redmond, one of the Full Belly farmers. Not only is she a committed advocate for family farmers on the CAFF board, she grows some of the best organic fruits and vegetables. Her kale spoke to me - particularly since I had just read a recipe for Kale Caesar in the Bi-Rite Market Cookbook.
I am no food photographer and not real big on "staging" but, boy, was this good.