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

Summertime -- okay, technically give it a few more days -- is a glorious time at Los Angeles farmers markets. The marine layer burns off, the sky is cornflower blue and perplexingly clear, the heat hasn't been turned up as high as it's going to get in, say, September and October, and the market stalls are loaded with crates of stone fruit, boxes of boysenberries and Pakistani mulberries ("they come in later than the other ones," says farmer Bill Coleman, "and they don't stain"), the glut of squash and corn spilling onto the sidewalks, late season citrus and general greenery and sudden baskets of flowers, both edible and decorative.

It is a happy scene: better than Prozac, and a whole lot more practical, as you can pick up dinner at the same time as you clear your head. Unless you happen to spill a box or two, like these currants and berries from Pudwill Berry Farms, which tipped from the cart wheeled up 2nd street by the folks from Church & State. They went back for more, so I guess you'll know what to find on the bistro menu this week, along with those pigs ears. Turn the page for a photo gallery of what's in season right now.

Pakistani mulberries at Coleman Family Farms
Pakistani mulberries at Coleman Family Farms
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radicchio at Windrose Farms
radicchio at Windrose Farms
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purslane at Windrose Farms
purslane at Windrose Farms
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Black Mission figs at Pudwill Berry Farms
Black Mission figs at Pudwill Berry Farms
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currants at Pudwill Berry Farms
currants at Pudwill Berry Farms
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geode squash at Peacock Family Farms
geode squash at Peacock Family Farms
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assorted squash at Peacock Family Farms
assorted squash at Peacock Family Farms
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boysenberries at Kincaid Farms
boysenberries at Kincaid Farms
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frisée lettuce at Maggie's Farm
frisée lettuce at Maggie's Farm
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Arctic white nectarines at Reiger Family Farms
Arctic white nectarines at Reiger Family Farms
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Patterson apricots at Reiger Family Farms
Patterson apricots at Reiger Family Farms
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Blue Lake green beans at Gloria's Fruits and Vegetables
Blue Lake green beans at Gloria's Fruits and Vegetables
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Ngami kumquats at Mud Creek Ranch
Ngami kumquats at Mud Creek Ranch
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Chandler pommelos at Mud Creek Ranch
Chandler pommelos at Mud Creek Ranch
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