Valerie Gordon is the chef/owner of Valerie Confections (3360 West 1st St., LA). She sells a variety of sweet and savory prepared food at the Saturday Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmers Markets. Right now, she is playing with apricots. She is buying Regier's Castlebrite variety and using if for pie, jam, panna cotta and more. A recipe for her cherry apricot jam is here.
Romeo Coleman's family's farm stand sells a variety of greens and herbs. Some of their herbs are flowering - like their tarragon, thyme and cilantro. Letting the herbs flower allows for the cultivation of beneficial insects. Use them for decoration. Pictures of their cilantro and thyme are here.