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 seasonal 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 Chef Brian Dunsmoor of The Hart & the Hunter and the newly opened Ladies’ Gunboat Society. Dunsmoor is serving a chicken fried rabbit right now at The Ladies’ Gunboat Society.

Whitney Wolman works with Jimenez Family Farm in Santa Ynez. The farm stand brings whole rabbits, lamb and goat to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market each week.


What You Should Buy This Weekend At the Farmers’ Market

-english peas

-green almonds

-spring onions



What You Should Cook With It 

Sorrel Fettuccine with English Peas, Hazelnuts and Brown Butter

Spring Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Hawaiian Style Poke

Roasted Rabbit with Olives and Feta

Braised Rabbit Pappardelle with Spring Vegetables

Rhubarb Cherry Hibiscus Crumble

Creamy Rice Pudding with Red Wine Poached Cherries

Tip: Green almonds make a great snack on their own, and they also work well as a salad topper.

Ballotine de Lapin
Ballotine de Lapin from Church & State (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Ingredient Focus: Rabbit 

Rabbit is becoming increasingly popular, and several chefs in L.A. are serving it at their restaurants.

Where You Can Find Dishes with Rabbit in Los Angeles

Church & State–Ballotine de Lapin from Chef Tony Esnault

fried rabbit legs
fried rabbit legs (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Girasol–Rabbit Braised in Wild Herb Soda, Chicken Fried Rabbit Legs from Chef CJ Jacobson

PatinaDurham Ranch Rabbit Porchetta with Bloomsdale spinach, spring peas, salted pork, jus vinaigrette from Chef Charles Olalia

Rustic Canyon–Housemade charcuterie board with rabbit mortadella from Chef Jeremy Fox

Napa Valley GrilleBraised Rabbit and Lamb Merguez Sausage with Cannellini Bean Cassoulet from Chef Taylor Boudreaux

The Everleigh–Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Loin & Rack

Butchers that Sell Rabbit in Los Angeles 

A Cut Above

Jimenez Family Farm–they sell at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market