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Tuesday
Sep112018

12 reasons why Santa Monica is a top choice for a sustainable holiday

Irish Examiner:  There’s no denying travel and tourism have an impact on the environment. But as a consumer, it is possible to minimise damage by putting some thought into the places you choose to visit. 

At the forefront of urban environmental thinking, American city Santa Monica is a favourable option for eco-conscious tourists, thanks to its longstanding environmental commitments. By 2030, the city aims to achieve zero waste through diversion, composting and recycling.

Still need convincing? Here are 12 more green reasons to go… Read more > 

Tuesday
Dec192017

Holiday Festivities

Westside Today:  For the first time ever, the Pico Improvement Organization, Buy Local Santa Monica, Virginia Avenue Park and Santa Monica’s Farmers Markets co-hosted a festive Trio Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 9, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The event was located in the area of the park just adjacent to the simultaneous farmers market, allowing access to the adjacent outdoor stage as well as integration with the farmers market.  Read more >

Wednesday
Nov082017

2017 Santa Monica Farmers Market - Thanksgiving Recipe Guide

SM Daily Press:  Be sure to visit our Santa Monica Farmers Markets on November 22nd - likely to be the largest, busiest and for many people, the most important market of the year as customers descend en masse to purchase the final ingredients for their Thanksgiving feast.  All the Santa Monica farmers markets (Main Street, Downtown Weds/Sat and Virginia Avenue Park) are ready to fill pantries with holiday staples. 

Check out this great Thanksgiving Recipe Guide for some great SM Farmers Market farmer, vendor and staff's favorite Thanksgiving recipes - from Raphael Lunetta's "The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Method" to Bezian Bakery's Bread Pudding Recipe, Bareburger's "Farmers' Market Old Fashioned"  and Smith Farms' Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Brussel Sprouts.  You can also pick up a copy of the Guide at any of our SM Farmers Markets this month!

Yum!  #EatLocalSM #ShopLocalSM #BuyLocalSM #SMFarmersMarkets

Monday
Apr172017

Red, Ripe and Renegade: Berries That Break All the Rules

The New York Times:  It ought to be easy to find a single ripe strawberry to sample in a 20-acre field. But Rick Gean picked two bright-red specimens and looked dubious.

“This one should be O.K.,” he said, sounding not quite convinced. Then again, his definition of ripe is more stringent than most.

Mr. Gean and his wife, Molly, own Harry’s Berries, a strawberry farm on the inland edge of this coastal city north of Los Angeles, where they do nearly everything wrong, at least according to the gospel of modern commercial berry farming.

The Geans grow Gaviota and Seascape strawberries, known for sweetness and flavor but not for productivity or the ability to survive shipping and days in a supermarket produce department. Until five years ago, the only place to find Harry’s Berries was at Southern California farmers’ markets — and today, the markets still make up 70 percent of the farm’s sales.  Read more >

Thursday
Jul162015

Ventura County chef, farmers will help feed Special Olympics athletes, families

Ventura County Star:  Ventura County flavors will be featured during a massive Picnic in the Park reception for 5,000 athletes, family members and guests attending the 2015 Special Olympics World Games this month in Los Angeles....

Other participating chefs include Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Nick Shipp of Upper West, and Jason Prendergast of Tender Greens.

Other participating farms include Weiser Family Farm, Tutti Frutti Farms, Coleman Family Farm, Windrose Farm, JJ.'s Lone Daughter Ranch, Drake Family Farm, Roan Mills, Peter Schaner Farm and Valdivia Farm.

The chef-farmer pairing portion of the reception is being organized by Santa Monica Farmers Market. The event will be presented by the County of Los Angeles...Read more > > >