Santa Barbara Farmers Market

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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November at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

November 24, 2014
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The lead-up to Thanksgiving makes me giddy. Whether our dining room is full or it’s just we three around the table, I look forward to planning the menu and making the meal. Not surprisingly, the highlight of this annual ritual are my visits to the Farmers Market. November is a feast for the eyes. Take […]

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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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Copper River Salmon Salad for One

July 12, 2014
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It will come as no surprise that salad is my default dish when it’s dinner-for-one in on a warm summer’s evening. It’s refreshing to eat when the temperature climbs, it’s a great way to use tasty leftover protein and it’s a breeze to prepare when all you crave is a light, but satisfying meal. I […]

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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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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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