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!

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Market Report with Laura Avery

Laura Avery talks to CJ Jacobson, executive chef at Girasol in Studio City. CJ is shopping for “green pistachios,” the freshly harvested raw nuts that are only in season for one week out of the year.

David Bomer, aka “Boomer,” has been working for Santa Barbara Pistachio Company for over ten years. He explains why fresh pistachios are so perishable and why they are only brought to market for one week each year.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend from the Farmers’ Market 

-fresh pistachios

-Jerusalem artichokes


-Warren Pears

What You Should Cook With It 

Evan’s Perfect Pear Tatin

Frozen Blackberry Souffle

Chilled Banana and Pistachio Rice Pudding

Sunchoke Bisque