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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market

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Here’s what’s in season at your local southern California farmers’ market.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market

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hedghog mushrooms

Here’s what’s in season at your local Southern California farmers’ market.

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California Drought Strikes Fear in Farmers

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California is experiencing a drought emergency. Why is this happening, and how is it affecting farmers?

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Tsukiji: A Visual Tour of the World’s Largest Wholesale Fish Market

Posted January 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Tsukiji Market is located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district. It’s the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Trucks clog the city streets in the early morning hours, delivering fish and seafood from around the world. The action starts as early as 2am, but in the popular imagination a day at Tsukiji kicks off with the tuna auctions. Professsor Ted Bestor, author …

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Bluefin Tuna Sold For ‘Startlingly Low’ Price at Tsukiji Market’s First 2014 Auction

Posted January 9, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Harvard Professor Theodore Bestor talks about the “startlingly low” price of bluefin tuna at this year’s Tsukiji Market.

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Vegetable Spotlight: Puntarelle

Posted December 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Puntarelle from plant to plate

Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water.  Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmer’s Market

Posted November 1, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
delicata squash

What should you be shopping for at Southern California Farmers Markets? Every Friday we help you plan your weekend shopping trip.

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What grows in a food desert?: South LA launches farmer’s market to fill a grocery store void

Posted July 17, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Children in South LA taste fresh fruit at the farmer’s market. (Photo by Shako Liu)

A liquor store parking lot in South LA isn’t a typical setting for a farmer’s market in this city. But that’s where a new Friday afternoon produce stand set up shop last week.

The mini-market, spearheaded by the nonprofit groups Community Coalition and Community Unlimited, will be open Fridays from 3 until 6 p.m. at Century Market, on the corner of Western Avenue and 39th Street.

It was created in response to the closure of a Ralphs grocery store at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Western Avenue a few weeks ago. For some in the surrounding King Estates neighborhood, that Ralphs was the only market in walking distance.

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Travel to Eat: Tijuana’s Mercado Hidalgo

For about five years my pal Bill Esparza aka streetgourmetla has been asking me to hang around with him in Tijuana.  Perhaps it was the memories of debauched high school weekends down there that caused me to wait so long to say yes.  What a shame!  Joining me for TJ 101 were Chef Andre Guerrero of Oinkster and Massimiliano and Amy Scattergood, editor of …