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Happy Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, Slow Food USA is hosting their annual, “Give What You Can Day” to become a member!  That means, instead of the usual $60, you can join Slow Food USA for any amount!

I love being a member of my local Slow Food chapter.  I’ve met so many like minded people.  I’m actually heading out today to volunteer with some of our local food preservers to teach a free class on canning. Slow Food USA works at preserving biodiversity, teaching kids to grow their own food, and so much more.  To learn more and find a local chapter where you live, head over to Slow Food USA today.

And Happy Earth Day everyone!

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Farmers Market Finds

The Santa Monica Farmers Market on Arizona is one of the bigger LA Farmers Markets and has a great selection of produce!  Here are a few things I picked up this week:

apples: Ha’s Apple Farm, Kern County, CA

blueberries and strawberries: Pudwill Berry Farms, San Luis Obispo, CA

spinach: Maggie’s Farm, Ventura, CA

lettuce: Smith Farms, Orange County, CA and The Garden Of…, Los Olivos, CA

celery: Fresno Evergreen, Fresno, CA

Santa Monica has quite a few markets going throughout the week.  The one downtown is on Arizona, every Saturday from 8am – 1pm. (There is also a market here on Wednesdays from 8:30am – 1:30pm) The Saturday market, however, is also known as the organic market, and has the largest percentage of organic growers of all the other SM markets.


Farmers Market Finds

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My goodies from a few great vendors at the Calabasas Farmers Market

Grapes: G Farms
Tangerines: Verni’s Farms, Fresno, CA
Potatoes: JR Farms, Fresno, CA
Artichokes, potatoes, lettuce and kale: Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark, CA
Blueberry bagels: Les Délices du Four French Bakery
Sheep milk yogurt: Bonjour! Yogurt
Tzatziki and pita chips: Brothers Products
Peach Cobbler: Sharon’s Heavenly Cobblers

The Calabasas Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8-1.  Located on Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas.

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