What’s Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

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Red Russian Kale
Red Russian Kale

Red Russian Kale from Coleman Farm. Wednesday, Saturday Santa Monica

Mark Gold and Maryanne Carpenter
Mark Gold and Maryanne Carpenter

Farmer Maryanne Carpenter (Coastal Farm) and chef Mark Gold (Eva) are BFF’s since they will be going to a “Dancing With The Stars” taping soon.  Oh, and there’s the great produce Mark buys from Maryanne each week for his restaurant

Produce Signs
Produce Signs

Classic French style hand made produce signs at the Jimenez Farm stand. Wednesday Santa Monica

James Birch and Bill Coleman
James Birch and Bill Coleman

Shared Wisdom – and hand clasp styles.  Farmers James Birch (Flora Bella) and Bill Coleman (Coleman Farms) share a quiet moment before the market

Money Beans
Money Beans

What are Money Beans asks everyone, and farmer Richard Sager (Two Peas In A Pod) is ready with the catalogue – which describes them as an English heirloom.  So fresh  they can be cooked in under an hour – or planted in your garden.  Wednesday Santa Monica;  Saturday Pasadena, Santa Barbara; Tuesday Santa Barbara

ACE Class
ACE Class

Westlake Academy of Culinary Education (ACE) graduating class visits the Wednesday market with chef/director Cecilia DeCastro (far left)