Contributor Scarlett Robertson teamed up with our digital producer Camellia Tse to introduce us to the people who bring us our local produce, milk, mushrooms, eggs and seafood at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Laura Avery gets schooled on macadamia nuts by Jim Russell, who has a grove of 200 macadamia trees on six acres in Fallbrook, California. Then, Ken Kennedy explains how the ongoing drought is affecting his English and black walnut crop in Reedley.
Gabriela Mlynarczyk, the mixologist at Birch, walks us through how to make a refreshing guavatini. Then farmer Leti Garcia gives Laura Avery tips on how to eat the white-, pink- and orange-fleshed fruit.
Chef Spencer Bezaire can’t get enough of hyssop’s sweet anise-like flavor. He uses the versatile shrub in everything from mignonettes and salad vinaigrettes to the brown butter fig tart that he serves at L&E Oyster Bar.
At the Santa Monica Farmers Market this week, Laura Avery gets schooled on hyssop, a dark green plant you may recognize from its lovely tall purple flowers, by Shawn Fulbright of All Good Things Organic Seeds and Chef Spencer Bezaire of L&E Oyster Bar.