Here are three market related videos –
Just this one day as the VA is taken over for parking for the nearby golf tournament, we will be there the Thursday before and the Thursday after. Come out and get your fresh-picked, in-season oranges, tangerines, and the bounty of mid-winter in Southern California.
See the market and Jen and our farmers on this new story by the Daily Bruin at UCLA — here’s the link
summer squash – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mj1IwMJpKk
stone fruit –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qkbdvp_9OM
Finding fresh, quality produce to keep your family happily and healthily well-fed can be a challenge at times. Often the origins of regular grocery store produce are frustrating; why would you want to purchase strawberries that have been grown halfway across the country when there are much fresher options grown locally? Fortunately, anyone living in Los Angeles can rely on the Westwood Farmer’s Market to provide their family with quality produce.
Unlike fruits and vegetables found at your traditional grocery store, the produce that you will find at a farmer’s market puts you directly in contact with those who have grown it. This allows you to find out everything possible about the produce you’re purchasing—from the way it was planted to how it was cared for until harvest time.
We’re pleased to announce the addition of Juice Crafters, who offers cold pressed juice Los Angeles has grown to love on the Westside. As you know, the market has many great stands offering fresh produce and meal fare and we believe this booth will be a wonderful addition.
What have you tasted that’s fabulous lately? How about summer squash? You’ll find them at farmers markets in shades of yellow, pale green and the more traditional emerald hue of zucchini. With names like pattypan, crookneck, and straightneck, look for squash in various shapes and sizes from round, cylindrical, and oblong. High in nutrients such as manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A (including beta-carotene), folate, copper, riboflavin, and phosphorus, studies suggest summer squash may help to fight cancer and prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. Their high concentration of magnesium and potassium may also help reduce high blood pressure. High in fiber and with only 36 calories per 1-cup serving, this delicious low-calorie and high-nutrient food provides tremendous bang for your bite!
Using a simple box grater, I love to grate yellow crookneck squash and green zucchini and toss them raw into salads – looks like confetti on a salad plate! Or, for a summer barbecue, trim the ends, and then slice the squash lengthwise into one-quarter to one-half inch thick pieces. Season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and olive oil, and then grill them for a few minutes on each side. Grilling imparts a smoky flavor, but also brings out their natural sweetness. The peak of the season runs through July, so grab a bunch and start grating or grilling!
Your Fabulous Food tip brought to you by Jennifer Ford, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. Jen also manages a farmers market and teaches her busy clients the simplicity of eating local, sustainably grown food. Starting with incredibly fresh and tasty ingredients makes putting a healthy meal on the table quick and easy! Learn to savor the season and make small changes to live a fabulous, healthy and more balanced life! Contact her at www.redjenford.com or 714.960.9082.
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