Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers Market. She hosts the market report each week on Good Food.
Passion Fruit comes in many varieties; these are Frederick and Black Prince. Inside are crunchy seeds and orange membranes with delicious sweet-tart tropical citrus flavor. Cut open and eat with a spoon, or put in ice cream, juice, cocktails. Mud Creek Ranch, Coleman Farm; Wednesday Santa Monica
Popping corn on the cob from James Birch at Flora Bella Farm. Best to take it off the ear and put it in a covered pot with a little oil. If you want to microwave it on the cob, you must devise a way to stand it on end or else the down side burns. Wednesday, Saturday Santa Monica; Sunday Hollywood.
Organic wine grapes from Mud Creek Ranch are delicious to eat – the birds and the bees know it too! L to R: Sauvignon – Mudech, Pinot Noir. Farmer Steve Smith and his neighbors know how to make wine and they sometimes do. Wednesday Santa Monica