My favorite podcast, Good Food, comes out of the public radio station KCRW in Santa Monica, California. Over the years I have discovered where to find tiny, tasty, caramel pies in Beverly Hills; have followed the host Evan as she baked a pie a day, one summer; and have even learned how to stuff a pumpkin with “everything delicious”.
But, the best part of the show, especially when the snow is flying in Santa Fe, is the market report. Each week the manager of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market (held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings) walks through the tables loaded with produce, talks to the farmers, and describes in detail what’s available.
Santa Fe also has a year round farmers’ market and, once again, it has moved outside for the late spring, summer, and early fall seasons (held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings). I made my first trip last week and came home with Swiss chard, spring onions, cilantro, arugula, and radishes. When I checked to see what was in season at the Santa Monica market, I found apricots, peaches, nectarines, berries, and lots of summer herbs.
So . . . I’m curious. Have you been to your local farmers’ market yet and, if so, what did you bring home?