Sundays are Farmer’s Market Days in Mar Vista, and it’s time I started a new weekly feature describing what’s in the market and just what people are going to cook with it all.
Today was the first Sunday of the month, which means the Mar Vista Arts and Crafts Collective had members selling their wares as a bonus. I chatted with Birgitta Kastenbaum and admired the gorgeous jewelry she makes by hand.
In terms of prepared food, I noticed a nacho and tamale stand today, which was new to me. Of course the omelet guy and the BBQ stand were there, as was the taco stand. The juice stand and the kettle corn are always there, and there are 2 bakeries and a new deli stand with home made pastas.
There were beautiful winter vegetables in abundance today, and I got some zucchini for a little saute action.
Luckily, since we live in California, so many things can grow at this time year, and I saw lots of broccoli, cauliflower, and broccoli rabe. Not for me today.
I got some mint, cilantro and thyme.
Mint for my sassy water, cilantro for my son’s tacos tomorrow night (I do not eat cilantro), and thyme because I read it makes a great throat soothing tea. I also got avocados because I really do not think I can live without them in my house.
So how about you? What are you buying at the market and what will you make with it?
An original post by Sarah Auerswald.