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 cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello about Surinam cherries. He muddles them with lime juice, wild honey and bergamot mint for a cocktail at his Wednesday night pop up at Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake.

Farmer Marguerita Smith of Mud Creek Ranch brings Surinam cherries to the market. At home she is experimenting with Surinam cherry vinegars.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend At the Farmers’ Market


-Surinam cherries

-Blenheim apricots

-yellow peaches


-fresh lavender

-flowering artichokes

What You Should Cook With It 

Apricot Pie with Almond Paste Streusel

Scarpetta Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Strawberries with Lavender Biscuits

Vanilla Peaches with Pistachio Crumble

Maple Walnut Steelcut Oatmeal with Peach Compote

Herb Butter

Mashed Potatoes with Herb Infused Cream and Chives

Grilled Cheese Recipe: ‘The Champ’

Rice Pudding with Red Wine Poached Cherries