Chef David Sykes is the culinary instructor at the New School of Cooking in Culver City. He is hooked on the Stanwick - aka Snow Queen - nectarines from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. He likes to make handmade ricotta to pair with grilled stone fruit. A recipe for his handmade ricotta is on the Good Food blog.
Nate Peitso is the farmer behind Maggie's Farm. Along with his mother, Andrea Crawford, he planted 50 acres of heirloom wheat. The goal is to jumpstart a now-defunt local grain economy in Southern California and to bring fresh wheat berries and freshly milled flours to the farmers markets.