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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.
This week market manager Laura Avery catches up with Brian Dunsmoor, executive chef and co-owner of the newly opened Hatchet Hall in Culver City. He is shopping for tomatoes for his sliced tomato dish and for corn with which he makes both creamed corn and corn milk.
Plus, farmer …

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with Sara Kramer, chef and co-owner of Madcapra in the Grand Central Market. Sara is shopping for Chinese and Japanese eggplant varieties, which she favors for their sweet taste and minimal bitterness. She seasons and grills them with olive oil and salt for her eggplant and plum salad.

Farmer Scott Peacock of Peacock Family Farms is back at the market with his prized eggplants. This season he planted sixteen varieties including the Chinese and Japanese varieties Sara Kramer uses at Madcapra.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 10, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with farmer Andy Mariani of Andy’s Orchard about why his fruits have such unique flavors. He says his growing region benefits from the Coastal Valleys’ warm days and cold nights.

She also talks with Nicole Rucker, co-owner of Cofax, and former KCRW Pie Contest winner, who is shopping for July Flame peaches.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 3, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery talks with pastry chef and cookbook author Robert Wemischner about plums. Plus, melons have returned to local markets. Farmer Victor Gomez tells us about the 5 varieties he has this week at Munak Ranch farm stand.

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Market Recipe: Plummy Tea “Sangria”

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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This week on the Market Report, Laura Avery interviews Robert Wemischner, Professor of Baking and Pastry at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and author of The Dessert Architect. He says this recipe for Plummy Tea Sangria is a great way to incorporate farmers’ market fruit into a refreshing beverage for 4th of July.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted June 26, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs. This week look for melons, shishito peppers and white corn.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted June 19, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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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.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Every week Good Food visits the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and brings the latest news from farmers and chefs.
This week Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook author Amelia Saltsman shares three tartine recipes for summer. She tops toasted country bread with ingredients like smashed avocado, green tomatoes, and nectarines.
We also hear from farmer Alex Weiser who is hosting an Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinner on June …

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Recipe: Three Summer Tartines (Avocado, Nectarine and Green Tomato)

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Amelia Saltsman is the author of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook. This week she shares three tartine recipes for summer. She tops toasted country bread with ingredients like smashed avocado, green tomatoes, and nectarines.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted June 5, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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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.

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