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Pattison Panache squash from Windrose Farm at the Hollywood market; Credit: Felicia Friesema

What's in Season at the Farmers Market: Pattison Panache Squash

In the 1905 English translation of Vilmorin's The Vegetable Garden, the author says that, "there is waste in not gathering vegetables in the tender state." The Vilmorin dynasty traces its seed-saving and selling fortunes back to Pierre Andrieux, the chief seed supplier and botanist to King Louis XV. The Vilmorin......
Morels at the Hollywood market; Credit: Felicia Friesema

What's In Season at the Farmers Market: Morels, Kind Of

Acclaimed American poet William Jay Smith has so far painted the most accurate picture of the morel mushroom, in a short excerpt from his 1969 nature poems series. "Not ringed but rare, not gilled but polyp-like, having sprung up overnight -- these mushrooms of the gods, resembling human organs uprooted,......
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