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 report on the freshest produce available and provide some recipe ideas to cook with it.

Market Report with Laura Avery– Rice Coming to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market 

Laura Avery talks to Sonoko Sakai about the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market’s first rice farmer, Robin Koda of Koda Farms, who will begin selling her rice at the market on April 23rd.

Marguerita Smith is a chef and daughter of Robin Smith, who owns Mud Creek Ranch. She talks about the riffs on limoncello she’s making with every type of citrus imaginable.

green garlic

What you Should Buy This Weekend at the Farmers Market


-green garlic


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Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

What You Should Cook With It

Michael Ruhlman’s Crispy Mollett Egg with Asparagus

Asparagus & Green Garlic Soup w/ Parmesan Croutons 

Huevos Divorciados

Evan Kleiman’s Simple Roasted Asparagus

Why Does It Matter to Get Farm Fresh Eggs? 

Not only do farm fresh eggs taste better, but they are healthier too. Farm fresh eggs contain more omega-3s than their store-bought counterparts, and they also contain less cholesterol. And believe it or not, eggs are actually seasonal! Hens lay more eggs during spring and summer.

Who Sells Farm Fresh Eggs at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers’ Market? 

-Valley Center Orchard

-Healthy Family Farms

-Mike & Sons Egg Ranch

-Jaime Farm


-Rocky Canyon

-Maggie’s Farm

-Peter Schaner

-Ha’s Farm

-Lanie Villalobos