“Farmers’ markets are one of our nation’s greatest resources, and knowing how to cook from them can unlock their deep treasures. Amelia Saltsman gives us the key.” – Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food on KCRW
NEXT TOUR: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Want to eat fresh, seasonal, local food? Then you’ll want to learn how to navigate farmers’ markets like a pro! Take a tour of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market with Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook, Summer Entertaining e-book, The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, and familiar voice on KCRW’s Good Food. A tour is also the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, and the holidays!
Due to popular demand, Amelia is now sharing her vast knowledge of the market with you. You’ll be guided through the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, one of the largest and most important markets in the country. You’ll meet Amelia’s friends, farmers and chefs. Her insight, tips and expertise will give you the tools and skills needed to navigate your own local farmers’ market with ease.
Do the choices at farmers’ markets overwhelm you, or do you not even go? Amelia will give you tips on what to buy and how to cook it, making your shopping trips fun, easy and anxiety-free.
Winter Tour: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Farmers’ markets and “buying local” aren’t just for summer. Please join Amelia on her next farmers’ market tour, February 15th, where you will uncover the secrets of a glorious winter market. Get ready for the height of California citrus, rainbow carrots, parsnips, turnips, cabbage, kohlrabi, winter squash, watermelon radishes, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. These cold-weather gems, plus locally grown fresh salad greens, should brighten even the grayest winter day.
Here’s what you’ll learn on Amelia’s tour:
- How to source almost all your food needs–fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and eggs–with confidence from local farmers.
- The benefits of buying produce in season, and how to substitute other varieties of fruits and vegetables for out-of-season favorites.
- How to let taste be your guide when choosing farmers’ market produce.
- The best way to shop the market for the week’s recipes and menu plans.
- How shopping at farmers’ markets can stretch your food dollar and make your meals healthier.
Farmers’ Market Tour Options
Interested in booking a private tour?
Here are some important details:
- The tour begins at 2nd & Arizona at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Wear comfortable clothes—including shoes—and bring a large tote bag or wheeled cart.
- The tour will go on, drizzle or shine. In the event of pouring rain, we will make our best effort to give 24-hour cancellation notices. Participants will receive a full refund or offered an alternate date.
- You must book by Saturday, February 8th.
- The price of the tour is $31 per person or $51.50 for 2 persons. Or, $51.50 will buy you a tour for one plus a signed copy of The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook.
- Payment is via PayPal below. You can pay with a credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account. Cancellations must be made four days before the event (by Saturday, November 2) in order to receive a full refund.
- There is a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people per tour. Upon payment you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details about the tour.