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 Nicole Rucker, pie champion and baker at GTA in Venice. She shares her tips for making her award-winning apple pie. She often uses as many as five varieties of apples in one pie. Nicole is one of the judges at the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest.

Farmer Mike Cirone grows more than 20 varieties of apples at his See Canyon Ranch. He says the warm weather coupled with the drought has made this crop a peak year for flavor but a low year for yield.

What You Should Buy This Weekend from the Farmers’ Market







What You Should Cook With It, Pie Edition 

Quince and Goat Cheese Galette

Classic Apple Pie

Blueberry Pie with Meyer Lemon Custard

Cooks County Grapple Pie

Strawberry Pie