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Market Report
Ventura, Calif.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003

The Market:
Santa Clara and Palm Streets
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon
(805) 529-6266

Market Notes:  It has been awhile since I have been to this Ventura farmers market.  Situated amidst some of the best farmland on earth (albeit farmland squeezed between encroaching cities), Ventura should have a good farmers market, and it does.  A couple dozen farms are represented here today. 

The coastal route between Los Angeles and Ventura runs up the Malibu coast past Point Mugu (below) through the rich farmlands of the Oxnard plain (lower).

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


What I Bought:

basil, purple tomatillos, tomatoes

Price: basil for $1/bunch
tomatillos for $2/lb.
tomatoes $1/lb. for overripe ones

Beets and carrots

Price: beets for $1.50/bunch
carrots for $1/bunch

Pimiento peppers (back), red and yellow Lipstick and Cubanelle peppers (lower row, right to left)

Price: $2.50/lb.

Copyright 2003 Seasonal Chef