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 award-winning cookbook author Neelam Batra about how she uses okra in her kitchen.

Find Neelam Batra’s okra recipe on our blog. Check out her weekly cooking videos on her YouTube channel.

Chao Her owns and operates Fresno Evergreen with his family. They are one of many Hmong farmers who grow a mix of Asian and Western vegetables in Fresno. They will have okra available through November.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market


-Bitter melon

-Purple yams

-Fresh peanuts

-Long beans

-Young ginger

-Kyoho grapes 



What You Should Cook With It

Stir Fried Pork with Long Beans

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie

DIY Ginger Liquor

Purple Yam and Maple Custard Cake

European Plum Pie

Stir Fried Bitter Melon

Spicy Sautéed Okra