I have a new favorite stall at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market. I’ve been going most Sundays since February or March to the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market, but only discovered this booth about a month ago. The farmer’s market takes up one long block – with a row of stalls on each side of the street, and customers walking up and down the middle. Here what it looks like, from one end:
About the first half of the market is straight up produce. Then, the second half, farther away from where I park, is all prepared foods: bread, BBQ, tamales, sandwiches, gyros, and so on. It always smells amazing, but I usually stay away just because I come for produce, and I’m not very interested in buying any of that stuff. Last month, however, while introducing my friend Tavi to the joys of the farmer’s market, we wondered the entire length of stalls, and there, at the very far end, was the stall that I must now visit every time I’m there. It’s the jerky stall:
The stall is run by Smokin’ Mamas Fish (visit their website here), and they make all their own jerky, and it’s all lower in sodium than store-bought jerky, and it’s fantastic. They sell it by the ounce – 1 ounce for $2. They have a total of 8 flavors (although I don’t think I got all 8 canisters in this photo):
They also sell delicious smoked salmon, which I’ve sampled but haven’t purchased yet. Today, I decided to go with 1.5 ounces (cost = $3) of their Teriyaki jerky for a post-workout protein source (I had just come from a class at Slimmons). It was So. Freakin’. Delicious.
Other than that, I mostly kept my wallet in my pocket today. Since I cleaned up nicely at the Burbank Farmer’s Market yesterday, I didn’t have much of a shopping list, although I did pick up a huge Maui onion for $1.50.
Keep it up, David!