Good Food’s Weekly Farmer’s Market Digest

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News, Food, Recipes and Happenings from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

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What You Should Buy This Weekend At the Farmers’ Market

-stone fruit (peaches, cherries, plums)

-fresh chamomile and lemon verbena

-berries

-carrots

-mulberries

-porcinis (should be here through Father’s day)

-tomatoes

What You Should Cook With It

Mark Bittman: Twelve Stone Fruit Recipes

Summer Stone Fruit Sangria

Lentil & Stone Fruit Salad

Cherries with Plum Wine

Homemade Porcini Fettuccini with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

The Perfect Tomato Salad

Gingered Mulberry-Orange Crumble with Pecan Crunch

Lemon Verbena Lemonade

Perfectly Grilled Carrots

Stone Fruit Crisp

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Image by Jitze Couperus via Flickr

Ingredient Focus: Stone Fruit!

What is Stone Fruit? Don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t know that stone fruit is category of summer fruit that encompasses plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines and more. They’re called stone fruit because of the oftentimes large and heavy seeds found inside.

When is it in Season? Typically stone fruit season lasts from June to September. But this year, they arrived earlier than usual, to find out why, listen to this interview with Steve Murray of Murray Family Farms here.