With summer about to begin I thought it would be fun to do some market show-and-tell to start the season off right.

I’ll be at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market on Main Street, Sunday, June 8, from 10:00 am to 1:00pm, talking summer and signing books (Father’s Day or graduation gifts, anyone?). Come by and see me!

By the way, cucumbers are starting to come in. If you think these relatives of pumpkins and watermelons are boring or bitter, then you haven’t had the freshly harvested, sweet varieties our small farm growers bring to market. I’ve got several new cucumber recipes for you in this June’s Bon Appétit, and of course, you’ll find lots to do with Persian, Japanese, pickling, and lemon cucumbers in The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook.