I have a confession to make. Before Sunday I had only been to one farmers market in LA the entire 2.5 years I’ve been here (embarrassing, I know). But that spell was finally broken last Sunday, when I went to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market.
It was amazing! And so cheap! I got fresh, organic Golden Beats for $2. Then I found a table with rows of different greens and herbs; each bundle was only $1! I picked up a gigantic thing of Basil, Mint, and two bundles of Kale. My new plan/goal is to try to buy the bulk of my produce from farmer’s markets.
One of the best things about the Larchmont Farmer’s Market is that it is exploding with free samples. Everywhere. Everything. I pretty much ate a meal off of free samples.
And they had some interesting things, like these mushrooms:
And there was a puppy adoption going on nearby. I’m not even a dog person, but these guys were way too cute:
If you ever visit Larchmont, definitely check out Lette as well. The $1.70 price per cookie is a little expensive, but oh-so-scrumptious. I got an Earl Grey macaroon and came back for seconds to try the Caramel. I have to say, the Pistachio is still my favorite, but the Earl Grey comes close. (The caramel was a little overpowering.
Back home at my juicing station, I have more Kale, mint, and basil than I know what to do with, so I juiced it all together (well, not all of it — I still have enough for like, 10 juices). I have to say, this one of the best juice concoctions yet!
Give it a shot. The mint and basil make it super sweet and super delicious. I’m also a huge fan of the golden beets. You get so much juice out of them!
Golden Beet, Basil, & Mint Juice
- 1 Large Golden Beet
- 1 Pink Lady Apple
- Small Piece Ginger (like 1/2 inch)
- 2 Handfuls of Mint
- 1 Handful of Basil
- 1 Large Handful of Kale (about 1/2 a bundle)
- 2-3 Handfuls of Baby Carrots
Blend, enjoy, and feel healthy!