Market Report: A Photo Gallery of What's In Season at the Farmers Market

Ramps at Clearwater Farm
Ramps at Clearwater Farm
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The Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market is one of those places in Los Angeles where it's nice to have a crowd, unlike, say, Hollywood Boulevard during summer vacation, with its jumbled claustrophobia of tourists, mimes and people dressed up like Jack Sparrow. On a May morning, with the marine layer evaporating from the ocean two blocks away and the stalls heavy with strawberries and dandelion greens, the last of the Meyer lemons and the first of the corn, the small universe of people milling between buckets of lilacs makes the closed-off Santa Monica blocks seem like a European city center, a pastoral collection of neighbors carrying baskets and carrying on conversations.

Turn a corner and you run into a table of mizuna and apples. Walk down the street, navigating parents trailing children and chefs pushing carts of produce, and you see an aspect of the city at its best: a collection of remarkable produce and genial citizens, squinting under hats, happily oblivious, at least for a few hours, to the traffic of the rest of the world. Turn the page for a catalog in photographs of what's in season in Los Angeles markets, as of this morning.

Morels at Clearwater Farm
Morels at Clearwater Farm
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Lilacs at Weiser Family Farms
Lilacs at Weiser Family Farms
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Lilacs at Weiser Family Farms
Lilacs at Weiser Family Farms
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Bloomsdale spinach at Windrose Farms
Bloomsdale spinach at Windrose Farms
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Bowl of lettuce at Windrose Farms
Bowl of lettuce at Windrose Farms
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Stinging nettles at Coleman Family Farm
Stinging nettles at Coleman Family Farm
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Duck and turkey eggs at Schaner Family Farm
Duck and turkey eggs at Schaner Family Farm
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Strawberries at McGrath Family Farm
Strawberries at McGrath Family Farm
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Lavendar at McGrath Family Farm
Lavendar at McGrath Family Farm
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English peas at Gloria's Farm
English peas at Gloria's Farm
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Corn at Gloria's Farm
Corn at Gloria's Farm
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Arugula flowers at Florabella Farm
Arugula flowers at Florabella Farm
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Celery at Florabella Farm
Celery at Florabella Farm
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Baby purple artichokes at Life's A Choke
Baby purple artichokes at Life's A Choke
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Seascape strawberries at Trebino Farms
Seascape strawberries at Trebino Farms
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Fava beans at Fairview Farms
Fava beans at Fairview Farms
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Cherimoyas at Fairview Farms
Cherimoyas at Fairview Farms
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Red spring onions at Rutiz Farms
Red spring onions at Rutiz Farms
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Meyer lemons at Garcia Organic Farms
Meyer lemons at Garcia Organic Farms
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