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In season at the Old LA (Highland Park) Farmers Market

By Seth Budick - http://www.friends4oldlafarmersmarket.org -Cross-posted from NelaList:

New items continue to appear weekly at the market as we tiptoe towards early summer. This past week, those included sweet yellow bell peppers, crunchy blue lake green beans, sweet corn and beautiful baby summer squashes from Tamai Farms. ZRanch, our representative from the Imperial Valley, also returned to the market this past week, bringing with them tiny and adorable Indian eggplants as well as artichokes, asparagus and okra. These days you'll find a variety of produce at the market to rival any supermarket, but all grown by local farmers. With cherries, peaches, strawberries, avocados and much more available, don't miss your chance to get all of these fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables this Tuesday afternoon!

While you shop for your fruits and vegetables, pick up local honey, fresh cheeses and fruit preserves and snack on fresh popped kettle corn. You might also be tempted by herbed rotisseried chicken, fresh roasted corn and potatoes, tamales, or honey pineapple chicken. And in two weeks, on June 5th, the market will be hosting the storytelling troupe We Tell Stories, so plan ahead to bring your little ones.

Please stop by the market for fresh, field-ripened, high quality produce from local farmers and spend time with your friends, neighbors and other community members.

The Highland Park Certified Farmers Market is located adjacent to the Highland Park Gold Line station at Marmion Way between Ave. 57 & 58 and operates Tuesdays from 3-8PM.

- Seth Budick


In season at the Old LA (Highland Park) Farmers Market

By Seth Budick - http://www.friends4oldlafarmersmarket.org -Cross-posted from NelaList: 

With the steamy temperatures we've been experiencing recently, it seems somewhat less incongruous to spot early summer fruit at the market these days. This past week, Fresno area apricots made their first appearance, joining peaches and cherries to give us a taste of what summer has in store. Since cherry season is one of the shortest of our California fruits, running only for about the next 6 weeks, you won't want to miss your opportunity to indulge in fresh, yellow-red Rainier and deep red Brooks varieties, with Bings arriving shortly. Sweet strawberries from Tamai farms as well as a selection of herbs from Frog Dog Farms worthy of a Simon & Garfunkle song are just a sample of what you'll find at the market these days, so come down and do all your produce shopping for the week.

Snack on kettle corn while you also shop for fresh cheese and fruit preserves or take the night off from cooking and enjoy herbed rotisseried chicken, roasted corn and potatoes, tamales or honey pineapple chicken. And you definitely won't want to miss the market on Tuesday June 5, when the storytelling troupe We Tell Stories will be performing for young and old alike.

Please stop by the market for fresh, field-ripened, high quality produce from local farmers and spend time with your friends, neighbors and other community members.

The Highland Park Certified Farmers Market is located adjacent to the Highland Park Gold Line station at Marmion Way between Ave. 57 & 58 and operates Tuesdays from 3-8PM.

- Seth Budick