The City of Santa Monica farmers markets host monthly cooking demonstrations at the Main Street farmers market. 

2nd Sunday of each month
2640 Main Street
10 am, 11 am and noon 

Featuring Chef in Residence Kim Vu, owner and operator of Vucacious Catering and Khong Ten restaurant. 

Each demo is designed to
- Inspire healthy eating habits
- Teach how to navigate and shop the farmers market
- Showcase seasonal California grown produce and farmers
- Provide simple cooking tips and tricks

Be sure to check out the live feed on Instagram as well as videos on YouTube.  Below you will find a collection of recipes from past cooking demos!

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Cauliflower Steaks with caramelized fish sauce
Fennel & Citrus Salad

Blistered Sunchokes, Chile Carrot Romensco Dip, Citrus Avocado Bok Choy Salad

March - Vang Farm
Vegetable Curry, Bok Choy Herb Salad, 

April - Rancho La Familia
Roasted Fennel & Strawberry Salad, Blistered Sugar Snap Peas w/ Vietnamese Nuoc Cham, Vietnamese Pickled Carrots & Kale

May - Apricot Lane Farm
Citrus Avocado Salad
Lisbon Lemon Dressing
Snap Pea Hummus
Red Wine Braised Lamb Leg

June - Anna's Farm & Country Rhodes Farm
Swiss Chard & Summer Squash Hash
Fresh Mint Tea
Fresh Peach Salad

July - Olson Family Farms
Smoking Tips
Grilled Stone Fruit & Bok Choy Salad
Stone Fruit Gazpacho
Skillet Plum Crisp

February 2018 Valentine Recipes

March 2018 Vegetarian Recipes

April 2018 Roots to Tips Recipes

Summer After School Cooking Class Recipe (2018)





Vietnamese Pan Roasted Butter Nut Squash, Caramelized Fish Sauce, Skillet Asian Pear Crisp.

Shakshuka Recipe

Seafood Recipes

Salad Recipes

2017 Coast Recipes

November 2017 Recipes

Sweet Potato Breakfast Nachos