What’s Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

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Each week Santa Monica Farmers Market manager Laura Avery takes pictures at the Wednesday market.

blog031009 002Farmers take a moment to relax and chat before the market opens

blog031009 003Lush fennel and leeks provide the basis for delicious soups, braises and roasts

blog031009 004Rhubarb is a captivating rarity, even for young shoppers.  Trevino Farm – Wednesday and Pico Santa Monica;

blog031009 006Pussy willow is a Spring specialty. Nicholas Farm – Wednesday and Pico Santa Monica; Sunday Beverly Hills

blog031009 008Squash blossoms are delicious stuffed and fried or diced in quesadillas.  Green Farm – at many markets

blog031009 009Herbs (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