What’s Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

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blog070710 005Ambrosia musk melons from Weiser Farm – fragrant, sweet and juicy orange flesh melons – nothing says summer better.  At many area markets

blog070710 003(2)Green okra from Xiong Pao Her

blog070710 001Green Kadota and Black Mission figs from Murray Farm at the Santa Monica Wednesday market; also Torrance and Hollywood.  Fig season is here and there are other varieties to choose from so enjoy them while you can

blog070710 002Yellow, orange, red and green bell peppers; slender Japanese and Chinese eggplant are delicious summer veggies and medfly host material, so they will stay under wraps till the quarantine is lifted – presumably by late August.  Xiong Pao Her and other Hmong farmers; all Santa Monica markets and many area markets

blog070710 004Elephant Garlic from Tutti Frutti Farm is a little milder than smaller garlic.  Wednesday Santa Monica; Sunday Hollywood