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Produce at the Hollywood Farmers Market (Photo: John Lopez)

Eating Locally Grown Food Doesn't Have to be Expensive

Whole Foods' "Local" signs make it easier for shoppers to opt for locally-grown produce, but for Angelenos who can't afford that, locavoring can sound like an environmental practice that's out of reach.
Ginseng Chicken Soup (Photo: Courtesy of Hugo's Restaurant)

Recipe: Ginseng Chicken Soup from Hugo's Restaurant

Dine at Hugo's Restaurant this week, and the usually-free glass of tap water will cost you a buck, but it's for a good cause.
A salad made with produce and edible flowers from Malibu's Vital Zuman Organic Farm (Photo: Siel Ju)

Rangpur Lime Salad from Vital Zuman Organic Farm in Malibu

If you've driven up the Pacific Coast Highway to visit Malibu's beaches, you've likely seen a sign for Vital Zuman Organic Farm. This local organic farm's where you can stop by to get a taste of a fresh, local delicacy: The mallion.

Recipe: Quick Pickled Vegetables from Farm Box LA

Shopping at the farmers market can be a dangerous affair -- simply because all the fresh, in-season produce looks so tempting. If you bought a rolling…
A slightly different pan seared scallops entrée recently featured at Taste (Photo: Courtesy of Brian Sheard/Taste)

Recipe: Pan Seared Scallops with Broccoli Ginger Purée from Taste

From the farmers market to your restaurant table, Taste's chef Brian Sheard shares a recipe of his.
Photo courtesy of Cafe Gratitude

Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup from Cafe Gratitude

Long popular in the Bay Area, Cafe Gratitude opened its much-anticipated Los Angeles restaurant yesterday at Larchmont and Melrose. On the top of Cafe Gratitude's menu is "I am thankful," a popular raw Thai Coconut Soup.
 Joe Rodriguez

Recipe: Swiss Chard & Chicken Wings from JR Organics

This father-and-son duo have more than 100 years of local farming experience between them, and together bring a taste of that experience to farmers markets throughout San Diego, as well as Orange and L.A. counties

Recipe: Raw Nori Hand Roll with Teriyaki Coconut Fillet from Silver Lake's Cru

Silver Lake's raw, organic and vegan restaurant, Cru, is reopening with a new chef, Vincent Krimmel. The fan of farmers market shares a recipe of his.
Phil McGrath (aka Farmer Phil) at a farmers market | Courtesy McGrath Family Farm

Recipe: Bavarian Lima Bean Soup from McGrath Family Farms

For Angelenos serious about eating local, McGrath Family Farms in Camarillo offers a delicious opportunity: Farm tours that let locavores see exactly where and how their organic produce is grown. It's home-grown education -- five generations of it -- w...
Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

Burnt-onion Collard Greens from Jimmy Williams, Hayground Organic Gardening

Many an L.A. vegetable garden got their start at Hayground Organic Gardening, a Silver Lake-based organic nursery that brings seedlings and saplings to shoppers at the Hollywood and Santa Monica farmers markets.
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