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Mar Vista’s Bounty Hunter – Will Work for Croissants

The latest post to the Mar Vista Patch is alive and kicking.  Find out where to get the best croissants in town: 


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Apricots are in Season at the Farmers’ Market

This week Mar Vista’s Bounty Hunter found apricots and fava beans to delight customers at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. Find out what you can do with both of these in your kitchen:

Do Me a Fava and Eat an Apricot This Memorial Day

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Italy Travelogue: Farmers’ Markets Abroad

In the last few years, Los Angeles has seen an abundance of Farmers’ Markets popping up all over town. People are longing to get back to the way things used to be, by buying fresh local produce
straight from the farmer. Well, in Italy it still is  the way it used to be, and nothing proves it more than a visit to a Farmers’ Market.

There are many towns, even cities, in Italy where supermarkets do not exist. Instead the locals get their food needs met by stopping at the baker on the …
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Cherry Season is Here!

Don’t you love it when new fruits pop up at the Farmers’ Market?  This week’s Mar Vista Bounty Hunter is all about cherries and what to do with them:

It’s a Cherry Jubilee at the Farmers’ Market

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Local Organic Blueberries – Get ’em at the Patch

Here’s the most recent post from our forages through the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market:

Organic Blueberries Give Kids a Sweet Snack Alternative

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Crustless Quiche – Farmers’ Market Style

Adventures in cooking start with a trip to the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market to round up the ingredients. Read all about it on Mar Vista Patch:

Crustless Quiche, Farmers’ Market Style


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Lumpy Tangerines are Good Eating

Right now at the Farmers’ Market, tasty citrus abounds.  Here’s the latest post about Golden Nugget Tangerines on Mar Vista’s Bounty Hunter:


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Gardenerd is Mar Vista’s Bounty Hunter

Gardenerd’s Christy Wilhelmi became a columnist for Mar Vista Patch.com this week writing the weekly Farmer’s Market report, Mar
Vista’s Bounty Hunter. If you love the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market like we do, you can sign up on Patch.com to get the latest news about what’s fresh at the Farmer’s Market delivered right to your
inbox.

This week’s story is all about the strawberries. Even if you don’t live in the Los Angeles area, you’ll find some great tips about …
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Winter’s Bounty 2011

As the winter growing season is winding down, we’ve already planted some spring crops, and planned out the summer crops. There’s still one important thing to do, however, before we move on to spring:
appreciate winter’s bounty.

Even though we can see what’s growing above ground, there’s an element of surprise when harvesting root crops like carrots, parsnips and potatoes (okay – it’s a tuber, not a root crop). Students
always ask me how they will know when to pick their root vegetables. I tell them to run their index finger around the …
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U-Pick Lavender

Our adventure in Ojai continue with the opening day of “u-pick” season at a local lavender farm. New Oak Ranch hung balloons out on the road
sign, inviting folks to come and pick a handful of fresh lavender for $5 a bunch. The farm features 20 different varieties of lavender (mostly Grosso, Hidcote, Buena Vista, and Provence) but
they also have Pixie tangerines, olives and walnuts.

The bees were hovering throughout …
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