Market Scene: Spring Onions, Strawberries, and Artichokes at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market

In Season Now: Strawberries, Asparagus, Cherries, Artichokes, Kohlrabi, Peas, Fava Beans, Lemons, Avocado, Citrus
Coming Up: Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Pixie Tangerines, Stone Fruits, Summer Squash, Corn, Green Beans, Peppers

Though California is blessed with beautiful produce throughout the year, the crowd at the Santa Monica Farmers Market seemed especially excited with spring and summer offerings overlapping. Fava beans and asparagus were plentiful, and there were some early heirloom tomatoes as a harbinger of summer.

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Santa Monica's Farmers' Market (4 locations)

Wednesday Downtown
Arizona Avenue (between 4th and Ocean)
8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday Downtown
Arizona Avenue (betwenn 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Saturday Pico
2200 Virginia Avenue (Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.
2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square)

About the author: Sarah Woo is a pasture-raised, California girl paired with slow-grilled Santa Maria tri-tip and piquant Korean kimchi. Check out her kitchen adventures at Winner Celebration Party. You can also follow her on Twitter at @wcpartyparty.