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 some ingredients to buy each week and recipe ideas to cook with them. Your farmers’ market adventure starts here!

Market Report with Laura Avery 

Laura Avery talks to David LeFevre, chef/owner of MB Post and Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. The chef is shopping for melons, padron and shishito peppers and tomatoes this week at the farmers market.

Mark Carpenter is the farmer behind Coastal Farms. He is known for his tomatoes, including Evan’s famous sauce tomato.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market

-padron peppers




-bell peppers

What You Should Cook With It 

Blistered Padron Pepper

Evan Kleiman’s Summertime Tomato Sauce

Russian Eggplant Caviar

Baby Eggplant Parmesan

Shaved Cantaloupe with prosciutto and mint 

Indian Spiced Lentils

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano