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Market Report Santa Monica, Calif.
Saturday, June 22, 2002

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

Market Notes:  The first of the decent summer tomatoes have arrived.  I happen to be overwhelmed with tomatoes from by backyard garden this year, so I won't be buying many at the market this summer.  But since my own haven't started ripening by the dozens quite yet, I pick up a few in the market today.  There aren't many interesting heirlooms yet, so I buy regular red and yellow varieties.

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


What I Bought:


It's "farewell to strawberries" time.  They are in California farmers markets year-round. But they're best in the warm days of spring, in my opinion.  And spring is about to end. They're a bargain this time a year, so I usually load up about now and make strawberry mustard.

Price: $6/six-pack

Suncrest peach, Snow Queen nectarines

With the arrival of multiple varieties of stone fruit, strawberries won't be sorely missed.  The hand-picked fruit in ever-changing varieties at the Honeycrisp Farm stand is always absolutely outstanding, though it's always more expensive than other stone fruit at the market.  Today I splurge on a few of Honeycrisp's selections. According to Art Lange, Snow Queens are among the best stone fruit on earth.

Price: $3/lb. for Suncrest peach; $4/lb. for Snow Queens


Price: $2/lb.

mixed squash
: $3/lb.

long beans, Chinese and Indian eggplant
Price: $2.50/lb. for eggplant; $1/bunch for long beans

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