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  • At the intersection of grief and destiny

    At the intersection of grief and destiny
    Red Hook Road
  • Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them

    Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them
    With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...

    Market Watch: At the revived Newport Beach market, persimmons and satsuma mandarins

    Market Watch: At the revived Newport Beach market, persimmons and satsuma mandarins
    Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers. The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks
    Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...

    Market Watch: The sweet smell of Mara des Bois strawberries

    Market Watch: The sweet smell of Mara des Bois strawberries
    Walking through the Santa Monica farmers market early one recent morning, I noticed Sherry Yard, executive pastry chef of Spago, carrying a flat of strawberries that looked oddly different than any I had seen there before. Even from 10 feet away, they...