Farmers' Market Report: Spring Peas and Beans

Farmers' Market Report: Spring Peas and Beans

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Emily Han
Apr 13, 2009
Little green mountains have started popping up all over our farmers' market. Unlike some of the market's year-round offerings, snap peas, snow peas, and fava beans are available for a limited time and it's well worth it to indulge in these deliciously sweet legumes while you can.
Snap peas
Recipes: • Snap Peas with Meyer Lemon and MintPork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap PeasSpinach Pesto Pasta with Fresh Peas and Mushrooms
Snow peas
Recipes: • Quick Sesame Snow PeasTofu Stir-Fry with Snow Peas and Mushrooms
Fava beans
Recipes: • Fava Beans 101Ricotta Pasta with Fava Beans and BaconGrilled Rainbow Chard With Fava Beans And OreganoCreamed Fava Beans When shopping for any of these peas and beans, choose firm, green pods. Some scarring on sugar snap peas or black spots on fava bean pods is harmless. Store in a bag in the refrigerator. Spring peas and beans lose their sweetness and texture quickly, so eat them as soon as possible. • For more information on the Hollywood farmers' market and other Los Angeles area markets, visit Farmernet.com Related: Farmers' Market Report: Spring in Hollywood (Images: Emily Ho)
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