Blue potatoes, red carrots, purple cauliflower – the rainbow of offerings at Weiser Family Farms is so vibrant right now that we couldn't limit this week's market report to just one fruit or vegetable. Weiser also has an extra special treat this month that Angelenos should keep an eye out for. And even if you don't shop at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, read on for recipes that cover the spectrum of seasonal produce.
Tehachapi's Weiser Family Farms is one of the stars of the Hollywood Farmers' Market and other Southern California markets. Renowned for their premium organic potatoes and carrots, Alex Weiser's produce isn't just Technicolor beautiful, but always wonderfully flavorful, tender, and sweet. We've been known to proclaim that we'd never truly tasted potatoes until we discovered these ones. The rest of the farm's offerings are just as superb.
Here's what's in season at Weiser right now, along with recipe suggestions. Among the fall and winter staples like turnips and parsnips are super-sweet red flame raisins on the vine. They are not to be missed and should be available for at least another week.
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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