Good Food’s Weekly Farmers’ Market Digest

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Stone fruit at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

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 three seasonal ingredients to buy each week and recipe ideas to cook with them. Your farmers’ market adventure starts here!

Market Report with Laura Avery 

Robin Smith of Mud Creek Ranch says it’s prime avocado season which is great for Cinco de Mayo parties. She has at least five varieties for sale at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market.

Laura Avery talks to Chef Jun Tan of Cube Cafe about what he’s cooking with fava beans. Find a recipe for Pasta with Sausage and Fava Beans here.

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What You Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers’ Market





-spring shallots

What You Should Cook With It

Grilled Green Asparagus with Shallot Vinaigrette

Browned Crispy Spaeztle with Carmelized Shallots and Mushrooms

Pork Chops with Roasted Figs

Grilled Cheese Recipe: The Champ (uses apricot puree)


Gazpacho with Avocado

Lime Shortage

Are you canceling your Cinco de Mayo party because of the lime shortage? Don’t! How to have a perfect Cinco de Mayo despite the lime shortage.

Have you found any miraculous citrus fixes? Let us know how you’re going limeless.