What’s Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

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Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers Market.  She appears every week on Good Food’s market report.

Purple AsparagusJumbo purple asparagus is the tenderest and tastiest of all Spring asparagus.  Zuckerman Farm – all 4 Santa Monica Markets and at many area markets

LeeksBeautiful leeks feature long white parts achieved by piling soil around the base of the plant as it grows.  Windrose Farm – Wednesday Santa Monica; Saturday Santa Barbara

Baby Round CarrotsBaby round carrots are delicious roasted whole or can be eaten raw.  Windrose Farm

CardoonCardoon is a celery-shaped vegetable that has a mild artichoke flavor.  Peel tough skins and braise, roast or stir fry.  Coleman Farm – Wednesday, Saturday Santa Monica; Santa Barbara area markets

Sherry Yard, Pastry chef at Spago, Evan Funke, of Rustic Canyon and Sherry’s intern CourtneyJames Beard Award-winning chef and author  Sherry Yard, Pastry chef at Spago, Evan Funke, Executive Chef at Rustic Canyon and Sherry’s intern Courtney share camaraderie and a smile at the Santa Monica Farmers Market