From Heat to Sweet
Bi-color Sweet Corn from Alsum Sweet Corn
From Heat to Sweet
There's a flavor overload come the late July market season.
The spectrum of flavor profiles run from the first hot jalapeños from County Line Plants & Produce to the ever so sweet first blackberries of the season from Yang Family Produce (pictured).
In the hot realm you can enjoy market classics like Hot n Spicy Cheese Bread from Stella's Bakery or the perfect veggie snack pairing in the Spicy Hummus from Savory Accents. On the sweeter side of life, indulge in the seasonally flavored fruit pies from Honey Bee Bakery or grab a snacking pint of sweet cherries from Door County Fruit Markets (pictured).
Some of the best flavors come from melding these extremes, such as making up some Texas caviar with that delicious Alsum Sweet Corn, and early season peppers and onions from the market.
Beyond the seemingly endless realm of flavor, the summer market season also offers a beautiful spectrum of color from vendor to vendor. Whether it's brilliant orange foraged chanterelle mushrooms from McCluskey Brothers' Shillelagh Glen Farms or bright yellow summer squash from Ka Vang Thao, the colors catch the eye as you stroll the market.
One unique find that's sure to please the palate and the eye is purple Napa cabbage from Shoua Vang (pictured), which would make this Napa cabbage salad just pop off the dinner table.
This coming Saturday marks the 15th market and halfway point of the 2021 season. From frosty mornings in April to fresh apples and cherries of late July, the season has been wonderful so far and we look forward to tasting all the flavors to come in the second half.
See you at market!
New Vendor Layout:
Starting July 10th, the market layout will condense slightly by eliminating the third row in the upper parking lot. Those vendors who were located in the aisle closest to University Row will be relocated into the four remaining aisles. Take a look at the map & lineup below to find them in their new homes. The following vendors will be moved:
Bryant Family Farms: Stall #38 (Upper Lot West Side)
Forgotten Valley Cheese: Stall #9 (Lower Lot West Side)
Honey Bee Bakery: Stall #41 (Upper Lot West Side)
Ka Vang Thao: Stalls #60 & 61 (Upper Lot East Side)
Sai's Garden: Stalls #51 & 52 (Upper Lot East Side)
Tortillas Los Angeles: Stall #22 (Lower Lot East Side)
What Got Gathered: Stall #21 (Lower Lot East Side)
Heads of Romaine Lettuce from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse
July 24 Vendor List:
Alsum Sweet Corn
Black Earth Valley
Blue Moon Community Farm
Bryant Family Farms
Campo di Bella
Chris + Lori's Bakehouse
Country Bloomer's Greenhouse
County Line Plants-n-Produce
Emerald Meadows Family Farm
Farmer Johns Cheese
Flyte Family Farm & Greenhouses
Forgotten Valley Cheese
Happy Valley Farm
Highland Spring Farm
Honey Bee Bakery
JenEhr Family Farm
Ka Vang Thao
Landmark CreameryLor Farm
Mad Maiden Shrub
McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms
Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse
Open Kettle Farms
Shoua Lee Vang
Steppin' Out Foods
Tortillas Los Angeles
What Got Gathered
Yang Family Produce
*Please note this is a tentative list. Last minute cancellations or additions to the vendor list are possible.