Category Archives: Monday Farmer’s Market Report

Farmer’s Market Report: Corn Again

Smack dab in the middle of August means it’s smack dab in the middle of corn season, with the vegetable being fresher, more tender, and sweeter than it will be the rest of the year. Take advantage. The sweetness can … Continue reading

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Pollensa Traditional Market – Artichokes, Lettuce, Bacalao and Snails

Yep, snails…….live snails, sliming their way around a large wooden vat. Dylan, along with a bunch of other young vacationing kids, happily picked them up and played with the snails but wasn’t so keen on the idea of cooking them. … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Report: More Sunday Stock

Our favorite produce stand at our neighborhood farmer’s market was fresh out of the classic, Bugs Bunny-style orange carrots we’re accustomed to buying, so I resorted to the red carrots, thinking the novel color would appeal to the kids. Three … Continue reading

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Market Report: Stock Options

We’ve settled into the seaonal standards (brussels sprouts, black kale, squash, apples, pears) and are also faced with the standard challenge of needing to clean out the vegetable drawers each week to make room for the latest purchases from the … Continue reading

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Market Report: Back in Black Kale

The produce shift to fall (despite recent wild fires and 80 degree heat here in southern california) continues, with the first appearance of mandarin oranges and tuscan black kale at our local market. The mandarin’s were good, but still needing … Continue reading

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Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Asian Pears V. Chinese Pears and Sunday Prep

This whole back to school fall thing is not stabilizing in our household, so we’ve had to get a bit more disciplined about our cooking schedule: lot’s of pre-prep of multipurpose dinner components that can be cooked up in batches … Continue reading

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Monday Farmer’s Market Report: A Chard Day’s Night

Here in Southern California we’re stuck between the lingering produce of late summer (zucchini galore, respectable heirloom tomatoes, berries still good enough to eat straight from the carton) and that of early autumn (butternut squash, apples, beets) and we’re happy … Continue reading

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Monday Market Report: End of Summer Overbuy

The reason there haven’t been many market reports in the past couple of months is that my wife’s been going. As a result, I haven’t had much exposure to the usual riches of my little farmer’s market that today overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Market Report

We’re seeing more nectarines and pluots at the farmer’s markets here in Southern California. They’ve not yet achieved that insanely perfect sweet/sour balance that you get with mid and late summer stone fruit, but man, they’re much better than most … Continue reading

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Chimichangas al Galesa

Okay, so I made that name up in the headline. But its rough translation – Welsh-style chimichangas – speaks volumes to the mini-revelation I experienced this week at our local farmers’ market. Mally Hann of our local homemade bakery, Bake … Continue reading

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