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 interviews Ari Taymor, chef and owner of Alma, about how he incorporates melons into his tasting menu. Taymor is enamored with the melons from Munak Ranch.

Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms also grows melons. He and his farmers pick the melons when they are vine ripe and bring them to markets across Los Angeles.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend From the Farmers’ Market


-cucumbers (lemon, Armenian, Japanese)

-spring onions

-melon (look for interesting varieties)

-raspberries (golden, orange, black, regular)

What You Should Cook With It

Grilled Corn with Jalapeño Butter

Seared Scallops with Spring Onion and Tarragon Cream

Spring Onion Tart

Armenian Cucumber Salad

Fig and Raspberry Galette

Watermelon Cooler