Weekly Updates

A New Leaf

Early summer beets from Shoua Vang A New Leaf We've turned the page down at market from the spring chapter into the lush tale of summer. The seasonal market story is a picture book for us all to enjoy. Full page illustrations of fresh kale from Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse (pictured) to delight your eyes and the dinner plate. The summer characters are vibrant and deliciously engaging too. There's sugar snap pea mountain, found at the Yang Family Produce booth. It's always ready to please with that perfect blend of sweet and crisp. The sweetheart of the early summer story, the strawberry, is making its way around the market this time of year as well, though with its popularity, we re

Fresh New Additions

Strawberries are here from Flyte Family Farm Fresh New Additions Early June is always a great time down at the market as we see the arrival of many early summer favorites. This past weekend we were treated to the first strawberries of the season, in from Flyte Family Farm and Emerald Meadows Family Farm. Peas also made their year debut, with sugar snap peas over at Shoua Vang's booth and fresh snow peas and shell peas from Don's Produce. Garlic scapes were another tasty new addition this weekend, such as those pictured here from Ka Vang Thao. Scapes, the flowering shoots of garlic, are great in stir-fries or blended up for a spicy pesto. Early season broccoli from JenEhr Family Farm

No Slowing Summer Down

Butterkase, Smoked Butterkase & Muenster cheeses from Forgotten Valley Cheese No Slowing Summer Down The phrase "make hay while the sun shines" couldn't have been more true this week for several of our farmers, as the first cutting of the season took place with the nice warm summer weather we've been experiencing. Check out this video from Dreamfarm to see the process in action. The pressing need to get the work done is felt by many right now, maybe more so than ever. Whether it's the yard overhaul you've waited all winter to start or the fundraiser you're organizing to help your neighbors, we have to jump at the project when the timing is right. When you're talking farmers' markets, w

Resetting the Table

New burrito size tortillas from Tortillas Los Angeles Resetting the Table For this week we're pressing pause on our normal narrative describing the great things to find at market. On a typical week we'd elaborate on all the amazing things market brings to the table. This week though, our reflections have altered. We're asking ourselves: Is there a seat at the table for everyone? How about enough food? Equal portions? The expressions of pain and anger we've seen this last week over the deeply rooted racial injustices in this country answer those questions for us. The table is not serving the same meal for all eaters. Acknowledging that can be uncomfortable for us as it means we must accept th

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