Jujubes from Yingst Ranch in Littlerock, CA
Often called the "Chinese Date" the vitamin-packed fruits, which are good fresh and dried, will be available for a few more weeks.
There are too many vendors at the Hollywood Farmers' Market selling pomegranates to count. Look for ones that are bursting at the seams (literally) to guarantee the sweetest, juiciest fruit.
Dragon Fruit from Pedro's Certified Organic
The diverse climates of Southern California mean a wide variety of fruits, including exotic specimens like these magenta-colored Dragon Fruits from Pedro's Certified Organic in Fallbrook, CA.
Roasted Hot Peppers from South Central Farmers
Remember "mild" is a relative term when buying these spicy, fire-roasted peppers from South Central Farmers. Add a few to your favorite salsa recipe for a smoky touch of heat.
Santa Fe Chilis
The South Central Farmers are roasting all the different varieties of peppers they grow, including gorgeous Santa Fes like these.
Tezo Roasting Chilis
Tezo, one of the activists striving to help the South Central Farmers buy their original plot of land back, takes a break from organizing to roast peppers fresh at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.
Roasted Santa Fe Peppers
Charred and blistering, these hot peppers will spice up anything you throw at them, from salsas to eggs to homemade enchiladas.
With just a few more weeks left in the season, quinces are worth seeking out. Peel and cook them down into a paste or make a jam to spoon onto cheese plates throughout the year.
Asian Pears from Arnett
Don't miss the arrival of these apple-pear hybrids at Arnett Farms. They're easy to overlook amid the colorful Dinosaur Egg and Flavor King pluots, but so crunchy, sweet and tasty you'd regret it if you did.
Weiser Farms Winter Squash
Weiser, McGrath and Finley farms are just starting to bring in their winter squash varieties, including Butternut and Red Kuri. Perfect for soups and veggie curries.
Spiny Lobster Season Starts October 5th!
If you've never had a California Spiny Lobster, make sure to make your way over to John Wilson's Sea Fever Seafood booth after October 5th, when the season for the crustaceans officially begins. While you're there, pick up line caught Steelhead and Yellow and Red Rock crabs.