Saturday Morning at the Farmer’s Market

Santa Monica Farmer's Market

This morning, few of us Los Angeles WAPF moms were lucky enough to get a tour of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market from Victoria (on left). Victoria is our local Westside Los Angeles WAPF chapter leader. She knows the market like the back of her hand, and greets all the organic farmers by name.

Jungleen is in the middle, with her 6-month-old son Noah in the stroller. On the right is Annie with 11-month-old daughter AJ. Our babies all drink homemade raw milk formula!

Going on a tour with Victoria was so educational. I always learn so much from her. (I'm meeting her back there again next week!)

We bought milk from Organic Pastures Dairy (grass-fed cows), pastured eggs and cow's liver from Rocky Canyon, organic avocados, organic basil and flat-leaf parsely, and bison tallow from Lindner's Bison. Victoria also got some chicken feet for chicken stock.

It's pretty amazing all the wonderful food we can buy from local farmers. I love being able to support them, and knowing that food is not traveling very far. Did you know that food in America travels, on average, 1500 miles from farm to fork? Not when you buy from your local farmer's market!

I also love the fact that these good souls are raising their animals humanely and producing the food traditionally, the way nature intended. Letting the cows and chickens graze on pasture, not pasteurizing the milk, not spraying pesticides on the fruits and vegetables. I am so very grateful that these farmers continue to provide us with healthy, nourishing food — despite all the challenges they face.

Not only that, but this food is much more nutritious than what you find in supermarkets. And you get the added bonus of getting vitamin D from the sun while you shop. 😀

Here are some more photos I snapped… (click on the photos to learn more)

This is Kathy from Lindner Bison:

Lindner Bison

Healthy Family Farms — they raise pastured chickens and turkeys (I put some chicken feet and chicken livers on order to pick up next week):

Sharon the Chicken Lady

I didn't get the name of this farm (Victoria?). They had an amazing array of organic potatoes:

Organic Potatoes

Another one I didn't get the name of — organic citrus and avocados:

Organic Citrus and Avocado

And Rocky Canyon — really sweet people. They sell beef and pork from humanely raised, grass-fed animals. They also have pastured eggs and some organic produce.

Rocky Canyon

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I have 25 years of experience in digital and online media & marketing. I started my career in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, working at some of the world’s top ad agencies. In 2007, after my first child was born, I started this little food blog which I grew to over 250K monthly unique website visitors and over 350K social media followers. For nearly 15 years, I've helped my audience of mostly moms and women 25-65 cook for their families and live a healthier lifestyle.

 The year after I started the blog, I founded a blog network in the health & wellness space called Village Green Network. I started the company on my coffee table and bootstrapped the business to over $1.3 million in annual revenue within 5 years. During that time, I helped a number of our bloggers become six figure earners. After being censored on almost every social media platform for telling the After being censored on almost every social media platform from Facebook and Instagram to Pinterest and Twitter, and being deplatformed on Google, I am now deployed as a digital soldier, writing almost exclusively about politics on my blog Cheeseslave.com. Because who can think about food when we are fighting the second revolutionary war and third world war? Don't worry, there will be more recipes one day. After the war is over.

7 thoughts on “Saturday Morning at the Farmer’s Market

  1. It was so much fun meeting up at the farmer’s market! Let’s try to do this once a month and anyone interested in WAPF (mom or not) should meet up with us!

  2. I loved meeting you guys at the market, and look forward to many more group visits! The woman at Healthy Family Farms is Sharon’s helper (Sharon was over to the left). The potatoes (and romanesco cauliflower and great carrots and more) come from Weiser Family Farms. The citrus and avocado pictured are from Garcia Farms. And we also looked at Flora Bella (now with greens, turnips, nettles in season, and olives to cure later, too), and Coastal Organics (greens, lettuce, turnips, beets, carrots, for the time being). And of course Organic Pastures, our raw milk buddies!

    So much good food, so many good friends to make!

  3. Ann Marie,
    Did you get eggs from Rocky Canyon Farm?! They are DELICIOUS. Huge orange yokes, I’ve been eating them every day since I got them!

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