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