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Market Report
Santa Monica, Calif.
Wednesday May 10, 2003

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Santa Monica, Calif.
Arizona & 3rd Street
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Market-Goer: Mark Thompson, publisher of this Web site


What I Bought:

Strawberries, cherimoyas

These are cut-rate prices for two of my favorite spring fruits.  Strawberries in the market today are going for anywhere from $3 to $5 or $6 for a three-pack (except for Harries Berries, which as always seems to be able to find buyers at $10 a three-pack for its coveted Seascape berries).  Large, well-shaped cherimoyas, unlike these, are going for $3 a pound but the bag of these small misshapen ones comes out at about $1 a pound.  These cheap berries taste fine.  It'll be several days before the cherimoyas are ready to try.

Price: strawberries: $3/three-pack
cherimoyas: $2.50/bag of six

Cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, pluot

Price: peaches, apricots: range of $1.50-2.50/lb.
pluots: $2 pound
cherries: $3 pound

Yellow carrots, fresh elephant garlic, fava beans

Price: elephant garlic: $1.25
carrots: $1/bunch
shelled fava beans: $2/1 lb. bag

fresh elephant garlic with spring onions

Japanese cucumbers

Price: $2/bag

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