Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs. Check out what’s in season this week in Southern California.
This week market manager Laura Avery talks with pastry chef Shannon Swindle of Craft who is shopping for seasonal fruit like cherries, apricots and olallieberries. He bakes them into pies, purees them into sorbets or serves them fresh. Plus, Ken Brown of Andy’s Orchard discusses his five varieties of cherries and describes the nectarines, apricots and peaches we can look forward to in the weeks to come.
This week market manager Laura Avery and Chef Bruce Kalman of Union in Pasadena discuss the minimum waste stream of root-to-leaf cooking. Plus, Aja Tamai of Tamai Family Farms discusses her sweet mini peppers and three varieties of honeydew melons – honeygold, honey dewlicious and summerdew.
This week market manager Laura Avery talks with Bren Madina of Kincaid Farms about his handpicked youngberries and blackberries. She also talks with Akasha Richmond of Akasha who is shopping for heirloom tomatoes, curry leaves, malabar spinach and red amaranth for her forthcoming Indian inspired restaurant Sāmbār.