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
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