Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

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News, Food, Recipes and Happenings from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

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 with Laura Avery 

Laura Avery talks to Woogene Lee of Fundamental LA about the versatility of persimmons. At the restaurant they shave them, poach them, puree them and even turn them into a doughnut.

Alyssa Burkart is a third generation farmer from Dinuba. She and her family sell certified organic giant fuyu persimmons, as well as dried persimmons at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market


-Microgreens at Maggie’s Farm

-Chicories at Maggie’s Farm

-Honeydew Radishes at Weiser

-Celeriac at Weiser

What You Should Cook With It 

Mark Bittman’s Celeriac Remoulade

Persimmon and Orange Salad

Chicory and Fennel Salad

Fall Orzo Salad

Persimmons Poached in Pomegranate sauce