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 Susan Yoon, sous chef at Orsa & Winston, about how she prepares eggplant. Yoon prefers smaller eggplants which she steams for a Japanese take on caponata.

Melissa Gore has been working for Peacock Family Farms for eight years. Farmer Scott Peacock grows roughly twelve varieties of eggplants ranging from the classic globe to the ornamental bright orange Turkish varieties.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend From the Farmers’ Market


-padron peppers

-heirloom tomatoes


-wheatberries, ground sonora wheat and homemade sonora wheat tortillas from Fat Uncle FarmsFind their Farmers’ Market schedule here.

What You Should Cook With It 

Spicy Eggplant Pasta

Braised Eggplant and Tomatoes

Roasted Padron Peppers

Chantarelle-Stuffed Padron Peppers

Caramelized Tomato Tart

Melon Jicama Table Salsa