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

David Karp has been writing about farmers markets and produce for 25 years, and now he’s putting his journalism career on hold to grow stone fruit with Andy Mariani, whom David calls the “patron saint of apricots.”

Laura Avery interviews Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook about what she’s making with apricots.


What You Should Buy This Weekend from the Farmers’ Market 

-stone fruit (apricots, peaches, nectarines) look for unique varieties at David Karp’s stand



-summer savory



-lemon verbena

What You Should Cook With It

Easy Apricot and Greek Yogurt Tart

Mark Bittman’s 12 Stone Fruit Recipes

Peaches Poached with Basil 

Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup

Summer Savory Mushroom Pate

Spring Radish Salad with Chervil and Pepitas

Good to Know

-Look for blenheim apricots from Mike Cironi at next week’s Wednesday Santa Monica farmers’ market!