Each week Santa Monica Farmers Market manager Laura Avery takes pictures at the Wednesday market.
Farmers take a moment to relax and chat before the market opens
Lush fennel and leeks provide the basis for delicious soups, braises and roasts
Rhubarb is a captivating rarity, even for young shoppers. Trevino Farm – Wednesday and Pico Santa Monica;
Pussy willow is a Spring specialty. Nicholas Farm – Wednesday and Pico Santa Monica; Sunday Beverly Hills
Squash blossoms are delicious stuffed and fried or diced in quesadillas. Green Farm – at many markets
Herbs (l to r) to plant for a kitchen window garden: Oregano, Marjoram, Chamomille, Chives. It Began in The Garden –Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica; Sunday Pacific Palisades