Laura Avery is the market manager for the Santa Monica Farmers Market and host of Good Food’s Market Report.
French green beans – tiny haricots verts – from Harry’s Berries. Expensive and oh so tasty and tender. At many area markets
Long beans from Xiong Pao Her. Slightly nutty flavor, delicious and crisp when lightly cooked. Wednesday Santa Monica; Saturday Santa Barbara; Sunday Santa Clarita
Garlic pods – from the garlic flower – spicy garlic taste and a beautiful presentation. Xiong Pao Her
Queen Anne cherries are crisp and sweet. Murray Family Farm, Wednesday Santa Monica; Tuesday Torrance; Sunday Hollywood
Cilantro flowers – make lovely floral arrangements and are still useful as herbs. Coleman Farm, Wednesday, Saturday Santa Monica
Mini calla lilies and fresh lavender adorn McGrath Family Farm’s table, Wednesday Santa Monica