Every Laura Avery, Market Manager at the Santa Monica Farmers Market and host of Good Food’s “Market Report,” posts photos of what’s fresh at the market.
Green apricots from Briar Patch. These are used to make a traditional Japenese drink called Umeshu by immersing them in grain alcohol or vodka for 3 – 4 months then pouring the liquid over ice and adding sparkling water. Wednesday Santa Monica; Saturday Torrance; Sunday Alhambra
Orange “Cheddar” cauliflower splits when the heads get large, purple “Graffiti” cauliflower is a water-guzzler; white cauliflower is for contrast. Two Peas In A Pod Wednesday Santa Monica
Dense, creamy summer squash “cocozelle” an heirloom Italian squash from Jaime Farm at many markets