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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted August 28, 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 talks to Ari Taymor about passion fruit. The chef and co-owner of Alma uses the fruit in desserts and housemade sodas.

Plus, Dates by DaVall are back with their Barhi dates, a seasonal specialty in the late fall.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted August 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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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 Laura Avery talks to chef David Lefevre and farmer Steve Murray Jr.

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Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Figs and Sumac Aioli

Posted August 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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This week we spotted chef David Lefevre shopping for figs at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. At Fishing with Dynamite he tosses fresh black mission figs with quinoa, arugula, asparagus and a dollop of sumac aioli for this refreshing late-summer salad.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 31, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week market manager Laura Avery and pomologist David Karp discuss the prized Gravenstein apple, a variety emblematic of top-quality. He explains that the Gravensteins do not store well, so they are best eaten right away or preserved in pies or cider.

Karp says the best Gravensteins are grown in Sebastopol, home to Nana Mae Organics who will make a one-day appearance on August 2nd at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market.

Plus, Jessica Koslow, chef-owner of Sqirl, talks about her yearly visit to Walker Apples in Sebastopol, where she loads up her car with as many Gravenstein apples as can fit. She boils the Gravensteins low and slow for her apple butter.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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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 Mark Carpenter of Coastal Farms talks about his many varieties of heirloom tomatoes and the challenge of growing thin-skinned varieties.

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Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

Posted July 17, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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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 | 3 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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