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  • Market Watch: Fresh goji berries make their debut

    Market Watch: Fresh goji berries make their debut
    Goji berries, the much-hyped "superfruit" native to China, touted for their medicinal properties and surprisingly delicious too, are now available for the first time as fresh fruit at local farmers markets. The berries, which sometimes still have their...
  • Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum

    Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum
    Cameron Slocum pulls up to the Atwater Village farmers market in the Tomatomobile, a 1980s Volvo station wagon with crude icons of tomatoes, blue on the right side, pink on the left, scrawled everywhere including the windows, along with a plug for "The...
  • Market Watch: Controversial picks at Santa Monica's Main Street farmers market

    Market Watch: Controversial picks at Santa Monica's Main Street farmers market
    The Santa Monica Main Street farmers market is something of an anomaly. Farmers make up the overwhelming majority of the stands at the other three markets run by the city of Santa Monica, but the Sunday Main Street market is evenly divided between farmers...
  • Market Watch: Fresh dates — Barhi, Medjool and more

    Market Watch: Fresh dates — Barhi, Medjool and more
    Dates can keep in refrigeration for years and are available year-round, but the freshly harvested fruits, which started showing up last week, are far superior in texture and flavor, and are one of the great seasonal treats available at Southern California...
  • Market Watch: A rare shot at delicate Comice pears

    Market Watch: A rare shot at delicate Comice pears
    While the weather has careened in the last week from broiling to chilly and sodden and back to warm, and summer produce, such as peaches, peppers and eggplants, continue to be offered at farmers markets, a change is in the air, independent of the...
  • The Review: La Serenata de Garibaldi

    The Review: La Serenata de Garibaldi
    In Los Angeles, 25 years entitles a restaurant to, if not a medal, then at the very least the title of institution. And this year (how time flies) marks the 25th anniversary for La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. Way back in 1985, Jose Rodriguez...
  • Wines of the Week: Four Champagne picks for New Year's Eve

    Wines of the Week: Four Champagne picks for New Year's Eve
      H. Goutorbe Brut Premier Cru 'Cuvée Prestige,' Champagne Laherte Frères Rosé de Saignée 'Les Beaudiers,' Champagne Paul Bara Brut Grand Cru 'Grand Rosé,' Champagne Philipponnat Non Dosé 'Royale Réserve' Dry and delicately yeasty, Goutorbe "Cuvée...
  • Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer

    Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer
    Many are the virtues claimed for Southern California's climate, but a similarity to England's rarely ranks among them. Early Wednesday morning at the Santa Monica farmers market, however, the chill and dense fog were indeed London-like and emblematic of...
  • Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes

    Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes
    Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
  • Where to buy sustainable meat and poultry products

    Where to buy sustainable meat and poultry products
    Here are some other locations where you can purchase meat from sustainably raised animals: Lindner Bison This family-owned Valencia ranch raises grass-fed bison. They practice sustainable agriculture and humane animal husbandry. Lindner has a stall at...
  • Market Watch: Farmers market cheating alleged

    Market Watch: Farmers market cheating alleged
    The largest operator of Southern California farmers markets has protected a vendor who buys produce wholesale and misrepresents it as his own, alleged one of the company's managers, who made the claim at a listening session held by the California...