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Chef Evan Funke's new restaurant Bucato is scheduled to open this December. This week Funke is shopping for Hachiya persimmons that aren't fully ripe. He likes to chop them up and sautee them with brown butter and sage. He tosses the roasted persimmons with chestnuts and serves the mixture atop burrata.

Laura Ramirez of JJ's Lone Daughter Ranch brings her Hachiya, Fuyu and Giant Fuyu persimmons to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market. She prefers the Hachiyas when they are at the peak of ripeness. Ramirez drizzles rum or creme fraiche over the gooey fruit and eats it with a spoon.