The glorious tomatoes in this photo are from the 2015 Tomato Festival at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. photo: © 2015 Nazie Fatima Shekarchi

The glorious tomatoes in this photo are from the 2015 Tomato Festival at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. photo: © 2015 Nazie Fatima Shekarchi

These days, my busy schedule often keeps me away from my beloved farmers and farmers markets. On days when I can pick up from local farmers, you’ll see me walking through the Kingston Farmers Market with my beloved market cart. I also use the wonderful delivery service Farm 2 Tables, & Hudson Valley Harvest provide by sourcing from local farms I don’t readily have access to.

Hudson Valley Farms I Love: (promise I’ll make another map soon!)

Freebird Farm, Long Season Farm, Markristo Farm, Hepworth Farms, Ronnybrook Farm, Heermance Farm, Norwich Meadows Farm, Hawthorne Valley Farm, Obercreek Farm, Chaseholm Farm Dairy, Sun Sprout Farm, Common Hands Farm, Sparrow Bush Farm, Yellow Bell Farm, Common Ground Farm, Whistle Down Farm, Jacuterie, Miracle Springs Farm, Rusty Plough Farm, Solid Ground Farm.

Notes from Los Angeles, Califoria: (2010 -2017)

On many a Wednesday morning you can find me pulling my cart through the Santa Monica Farmers Market and filling it with the bounty of the season, hugging and kissing my farming friends/family, who grow all the amazing ingredients I have the good fortune of using in my cooking; Or, it might be a Sunday morning at the Hollywood Farmers market, or Tuesday night at the Culver City Farmers Market... I even go when I’m not working. It’s the most joyous place on earth!

Below, a list of the farms I source from (in no particular order...), and if you scroll  down, you'll  also find a map I created in 2012 of some farmers markets around Los Angeles to help you find one near you.

FARMS: (farm names in orange link to websites or instagram/facebook accounts)

Windrose Farm  •  Rutiz Family Farms  •  Weiser Family Farms  •  McGrath Family Farm  •  JF Organic Farms  •  Harry's Berries  •  Tutti Frutti Farms •   Thao's Farm  •  Coleman Farm  •  Schaner Farm  •  Polito Farms  •  Maggie's Farm   •  Finley Farms  •  Peacock Farm  •  Novy Ranches  •  Life's A Choke Family Farm  •  The Garden Of...  •  Flora Bella Farm  •  Kentor Kanyon Farms  •  Munak Ranch  •  Pudwill Farms  •  Arnett Farms  •  Jimenez Family Farm • Community SeafoodDory FleetSea Stephanie FishShear Rock Farms • Wong Farms • Santa Barbara Pistachio Company • Yasutomi Farm • Two Peas in a Pod • South Central Farmers • Scott Farms •  Energy Bee Apiary