Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
The Wednesday Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica is legendary. Chefs congregate and often have said they buy from this particular Farmers Market. The spin off, the Saturday Market was much more low-key. Perhaps a bit more touristy as well.
I love Farmers’ Markets and always get a kick seeing heirloom and new produce. If I was going home right away, I perhaps would have been tempted by the oysters, yellow-gold potatoes nicknamed Laker Bakers or heirloom tomatoes. A friend bought a simple bundle of lavender and some fruit. Ah, there is domestic bliss to be found here.
Recently, I have heard a lot about free range eggs and how they cook up so much better than eggs from caged chickens. I, of course, have seen them sold quite expensively in grocery stores. But I like the idea of buying from a Farmers’ Market and buying eggs collected that morning.
I’m coming back for all these treasures and more. There’s a stand selling cooked foodstuff from a local restaurant. Check the schedule to see if your fave Santa Monica resto is taking a turn.
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Santa Monica Farmers’ Market- Saturday
3rd Street Promenade at Arizona Ave.
8:30 AM to 1 PM
I feel very fortunate that I work only a couple blocks from this Farmer’s Market. Every Wednesday, I fill a bag of vegetables and fruit and occasionally some eggs. The Luna oysters from the Carlsbad Aquafarm pictured is even on J. Gold’s list of 99 things to eat before you die. My fav. farmer’s market memory is when the chef of La Cachette Bistro let me follow him around and show me how the chefs shop for their produce in large quantities.
How fun! I really liked this market. Everything seemed so fresh!And yes, it’d definitely be fun to follow a chef around as he does shopping.
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