I’ve always loved farmers markets, but I had no idea of their impact on health until quite recently. In the second episode of my summer series I took a tour of the Santa Monica Wednesday market. I learned how to navigate for the freshest produce, and what to look for if you’re interested in shopping organic.
The smells in a farmers market typically transport me back to humid east coast summers of my youth, where I’d spend days in my grandparents’ backyard in Queens, New York. I’d often help pick fresh tomatoes or figs off the tree. It’s a nostalgic and comforting feeling, one I enjoy reliving.