Earth Day was Monday April 22nd, but we’re celebrating Earth Week with a fantastic schedule of fun family friendly activities. Get Ready!
9:30am Guided nature walk through the Ballona Wetlands.
11:30am Kids in the Garden: Home and garden planting demonstration to help your little ones craft their green thumbs. Master Gardener Darla Murray will help your kids connect to the earth by beginning their very own gardens.
Featured Farmer of the Month: Nuvo Olive Oil
Did you know we have a new certified olive oil farmer at the market? Nuvo Olive Oil is a brand new family run business operated by brothers, Nathan and Joshua Mardigian. Their olive orchard is located up north in Oroville. Their California certified extra-virgen olive oil is so freshly crushed you can taste the wonderful minerals and antioxidants that make olive oil such a rich heart healthy food. And, don’t forget to bring your empty bottles because they can filler up for you! Come and welcome this team of brothers and sample real California EVOO.
Easter Was Egg-cellent!
Thanks to all our amazing LMU volunteers who helped out with our Easter activities last month. Kids crafted their own baskets then headed out for a good old fashioned egg hunt!
Seasonal Recipe of the Month: Asparagus Meets Brunch!
Gorgeous spring time asparagus is on our farmers’ tables and ready to meet your fork at home. If you’re looking for something beyond your tried and true roasted asparagus side dish, why not change things up a bit?! This recipe for Parmesan Toasts with Prosciutto and Eggs can run a little heavy for an everyday dish but try it out for a special Sunday brunch. To go lighter, skip the toast and prosciutto and simply plate the asparagus with a fresh egg atop. YUM!
We can’t wait to see you this Saturday for the freshest of spring produce and plenty of eco-inspired activities. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the juiciest of market scoop!