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 in our weekly Market Report segment with market manager Laura Avery.

We also help you cook seasonally and sustainably by recommending a few ingredients to buy and recipe ideas to cook with them. Your farmers’ market adventure starts here!

Market Report 

Evan Kleiman hit the market this week and spoke with Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County. Roxana is shopping for early autumn mangoes from Markov Farms in Valley Center. This week at the restaurant she is layering diced mango with key lime curd and crushed graham cracker for a tropical trifle.

Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon and Roan Mills is known for her lettuces and her local wheat. In addition to selling bread, Crawford is bringing unique small batch products like pizzoccheri, a dried pasta popular in Lombardy, Italy. She also has Sonora wheat pasta, farro and fresh whole wheat berries.

What You Should Buy This Weekend From the Farmers’ Market


-goji berries

-Frog Hollow Farm Pears (this is the last week to buy them!)




What You Should Cook With It 

Vegan Dark Chocolate and Goji Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Mangoes in Coconut

Pork Chops with Pear Chutney

Pumpkin Cheesecake in Nut Crust

Persimmon Spice Bread