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 Corina Weibel of Canelé restaurant in Atwater Village. Weibel says it’s too hot to turn on the stove, so she’s using up late season tomatoes in a traditional Spanish gazpacho.

Barbara Whyman of Tutti Frutti says it’s peak pepper season. She will have serranos, jalapenos, Anaheims, pasillas and habaneros through October.

What You Should Buy This Weekend from the Farmers’ Market



-shelling beans

-peppers (look for them from Weiser Family Farms, Peacock Family Farms and Tutti Frutti)

-apples (look for them from See Canyon Apple Farm and Windrose Farm)

What You Should Cook With It


Shelling Bean Panzanella

Fresh Shell Bean and Tomato Stew

Cold Carrot Soup

Evan’s Basic Apple Pie