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Spring at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

May 3, 2015
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It’s been a glorious spring season at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Peonies made their debut three weeks ago; stone fruit and cherries arrived last week. I haven’t had as much time as I like in the kitchen during the last month. But this time of year, there are so many ways to enjoy the […]

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Winter at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

February 23, 2015
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Early season tomatoes, strawberries and asparagus are here; winter is giving way to spring. I wanted to share some of the beautiful flowers and produce that have been in our market this year — and apologize to my friends east of California. Here’s hoping winter soon takes its leave along with the incessant cold and […]

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December at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market and a few Extras

December 31, 2014
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New Year’s Eve isn’t my holiday — I catch the ball drop in NYC (with the sound on low) and then head to bed. But, I like the symbolic wind-down of the year, which for me, is coupled with a hopeful look ahead. On that positive note, some shots of the Santa Barbara Farmers Market […]

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Early-Fall at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

October 5, 2014
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There may be summer holdovers — heirloom tomatoes, summer squash and berries — but fall produce now is elbowing its way into the farm stands at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Here’s a look at our early-fall bounty.  

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Sunday at Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Market

August 11, 2014
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Established more than 136 years ago, Washington, D.C.’s historic Eastern Market anchors the Capitol Hill community. Farmers from neighboring states sell their produce and flowers under the tents. Local artisans showcase products as diverse as African art and Turkish towels. Inside, Market Lunch serves breakfast and lunch to locals and tourists, who don’t mind standing […]

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June at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

June 19, 2014
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It feels like the only sound I hear these days is whoosh. The last few weeks have flown by, packed with activity. When life is a little too full, the Farmers Market is where I find my zen. Snapping photos and tucking luscious, aromatic produce and flowers into my bags calms me down. In the […]

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May at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

May 19, 2014
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I can’t believe I’m typing this: summer has arrived at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. A few holdouts from winter — colorful cauliflower — remain, but between the flowers and the produce, it looks more like July than May. Take a look. Have a good week!      

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April at the Hollywood Farmers Market and Some Tasty Spring Links

April 9, 2014
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We squeezed in a quick visit to the Hollywood Farmers Market, when we were in Los Angeles last weekend. Just off Hollywood Boulevard, its sidewalks festooned with stars from music, film and television, lies a deceptively large and diverse Farmers Market. For what seemed like blocks, we strolled Ivar Avenue taking in stall after stall […]

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March at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

March 31, 2014
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As we close out March, the Santa Barbara Farmers Market is a riot of color. Take a look. I hope March goes out like a lamb where you live. Have a good week!

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February at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market: Spring has Sprung

February 24, 2014
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We’re still enjoying traditional wintry fruits and vegetables, but spring has arrived at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Here’s what February looks like: I hope spring is on its way where you are. Have a good week!

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