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Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

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The Santa Monica Farmer’s market is an abundant source of fresh vegetables, fruits and meats with lashings of extra ethics for a guilt-free shop. The freshly grown produce is locally grown limiting carbon emissions during transportation, it is often organic and so kind to the earth (and you) and can be picked when ripe as it does not have to be transported very far, limiting any waste. The animals are free range and locally reared and even the milk is ethically harvested to produce thoroughly ethical dairy products. But as well as all being naturally produced, the variety of vegetables itself is astounding. Not only will you find enormous white cauliflowers at the market, but there are peppery yellow, purple and green (fractalesque) ones as well. Why buy boring green beans when you can get yellow or purple ones? Swap your purple aubergines for white ones, and if you thought curly kale was exciting wait until you see the black stuff. Other highlights include mouth-watering peaches, nobbly avocados, Persian cucumbers, concord grapes and wild arugula. The market also celebrates the national holidays of the local communities with extra juicy asian pears for Chinese New Year, speciality herbs for the week-long Iranian New Year, melon mania in July and the highly amusing all you can carry pumpkin patch in October leading up to Halloween.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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