Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

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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 pastry chef Roxana Jullapat about the spring-inspired breakfast galette she is serving this Easter Sunday at Elysian. Plus, farmer Peter Schaner tells us how he uses the spent grains from local craft-breweries to feed his chickens.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend from the Farmers’ Market:

Eggs (Look for them from farmer Peter Schaner, who raises chickens, ducks and emus in Valley Center, near San Diego)

Carrots (Lots of farmers grow carrots, and we think the uglier ones taste better!)

Cardoons – (Look for them from Flora Bella Farm)

Morels – (It’s early in the morel season, but Clearwater Farm wanted them available for Easter and Passover. Last year was a bad year for the crop, but check back each week, and see how this year goes)

Crosnes – (Crosnes are a root vegetable and taste similar to a Jerusalem artichoke. They are best roasted or sauteed with seasoning. Look for them at Weiser Family Farm)

Recipes for Your Market Haul:

Dungeness Crab Breakfast Galette

Eggs Benedict with Lighter Hollandaise

Steamed Fennel, Carrots and Radishes with Passover Herb Salsa Verde

Cardoon Beef Tagine