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  • Market Watch: At Hawthorne Del Aire, Santa Rosa plums, 'mango nectarines,' watermelon, mint, basil

    Market Watch: At Hawthorne Del Aire, Santa Rosa plums, 'mango nectarines,' watermelon, mint, basil
    The Hawthorne Del Aire farmers market, which celebrates its first anniversary this Saturday, is modest in size, with a dozen certified vendors, but its organizers are earnest about serving their community. It's sponsored by the Del Aire Neighborhood Assn....
  • Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum

    Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum
    Cameron Slocum pulls up to the Atwater Village farmers market in the Tomatomobile, a 1980s Volvo station wagon with crude icons of tomatoes, blue on the right side, pink on the left, scrawled everywhere including the windows, along with a plug for "The...
  • Market Watch: New Angel Red pomegranate debuts in Southern California

    Market Watch: New Angel Red pomegranate debuts in Southern California
    Is the world ready for a major new pomegranate variety? We'll soon see whether Angel Red, touted as having softer seeds than conventional varieties, fulfills the great hopes of its discoverer and the many farmers who have rushed to plant it, as it...
  • Market Watch: Autumn Lady peaches arriving from the high desert

    Market Watch: Autumn Lady peaches arriving from the high desert
    Among the Halloween treats available at farmers market this weekend, alongside pumpkins, apples, and persimmons, there's one, Autumn Lady peaches from Tenerelli Orchards, that might seem incongruous. Could these fruits really be fresh, or any good?...
  • Market Watch: A new tack in farmers market regulation

    Market Watch: A new tack in farmers market regulation
    A plan earlier this year to ensure the integrity of farmers markets went nowhere, but now the California Department of Food and Agriculture is forming an advisory group to consider a variety of topics related to the direct marketing of fruits and...
  • Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene

    Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene
    Kate Koyama moved to Los Angeles from Hardin, Mont., to work in film production, but then a year ago a new dream started to take shape: selling Native American fry bread tacos. She already had her own family recipe, passed down from her Aunt Bernice Cook,...
  • Market Watch: Exotic melons a sweet success in high desert

    Market Watch: Exotic melons a sweet success in high desert
    Thirteen years ago, when Ruben Mkrtchyan told his wife and four children that they were going to move from Glendale to a high desert valley in the middle of nowhere to grow the world's tastiest melons, they thought he had lost his mind. "My mom and I...
  • Market Watch: Heirloom tomatoes, Pluots, Japanese bell peppers in Torrance

    Market Watch: Heirloom tomatoes, Pluots, Japanese bell peppers in Torrance
    The Torrance farmers market is one of the three largest and best in the Southland, along with Santa Monica and Hollywood, and one of the very few that qualifies as a destination. Bustling and well-run, it always has a lot to offer, but particularly so...
  • It's a name game with hybrid fruits

    It's a name game with hybrid fruits
    It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines...
  • Market Watch: Coachella desert's Valencia Pride and Keitt mangoes have arrived

    Market Watch: Coachella desert's Valencia Pride and Keitt mangoes have arrived
    Customers have been wondering for weeks when they'd show up, and now Wong Farms' desert mangoes, among the most exotic and eagerly sought fruits grown in California, are back at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. Juicy, sweet and aromatic, they're...
  • Market Watch: Prime time for Blenheim apricots, Snow Queen white nectarines and Persian mulberries

    Market Watch: Prime time for Blenheim apricots, Snow Queen white nectarines and Persian mulberries
    For stone fruit growers and buyers, the cool, moist spring yielded mixed results: disastrous losses for many cherry farmers whose crops split in the rain; a banner year for apricots, which have thrived in the milder weather; and a delayed harvest, with...