This Is Where Leonardo DiCaprio Buys His Produce

November 15, 2014 - garden totes


This story initial seemed in a Nov. 21 emanate of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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1. Apples Heirlooms are holding a spotlight during Windrose Farm from Paso Robles. Gjelina fritter cook Nicole Rucker buys a brew of Northern Spy and Crimson Streak crab apples for creation tarts.

2. New-crop nuts California’s bulb collect is underway, and “new-crop” nuts are front and center. Pecan cake now is on a menu during Silver Lake’s Forage.

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3. Watermelon radishes The initial of a cool-weather tumble vegetables are peaking, including mild, colorful watermelon radishes from Weiser Family Farms, a go-to for Curtis Stone. Weiser also has red and white sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes, a favorite of Suzanne Goin at Lucques.

4. Weird citrus Prime citrus deteriorate is winter, though tumble brings oddities like finger limes from Shanley Farms, aka citrus “caviar.” Bernard Ranches has Buddha’s Hand citron, a lemon relations that looks like an electric-yellow squid.

5. Asian pears Cocktail guru Matt Biancaniello uses these apple-crisp pears behind a bar during Roy Choi‘s Commissary.

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There are dozens of farmers markets via Los Angeles County, though a handful mount out for their cook patronage, specialty furnish and Hollywood clientele.


Easy parking, a atmospheric blueprint and blue-chip vendors, pleasantness of longtime manager Greta Dunlap, are enjoyed by a likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. The furnish preference is unimpeachable, and a heirloom fruit is world-class — and labelled accordingly. (Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica)

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Considered a second-best after Santa Monica, a Hollywood marketplace has gotten a tune-up in a past year. The initial manoeuvre was alighting Windrose Farm for a second marketplace coming anywhere, followed by farmers Shu and Debby Takikawa of a infrequently named Garden of … . Already chefs are nosing around, with visits from a teams during Animal, Cooks County and Canele. Be forewarned: The Hollywood marketplace unequivocally is dual apart events occupying a same stretch. Before 10 a.m., it is a glorious farmers marketplace charity a finish preference of fruit, vegetables, beef and seafood. After 10 a.m., it is a stylish and swarming amicable entertainment where shoppers are certain to run into someone — or everybody — they know from a Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz and Hancock Park. (1600 Ivar Ave.)


This tiny marketplace is a lifelike diversion for a internal brunch throng headed to Bungalow with their strollers, Weimaraners and Pilates bellies. The vegetables and fruit are so-so, though a customers seems some-more meddlesome in a scented candles, eco-cosmetics, cold-pressed extract and kombucha. (209 N. Larchmont Blvd.)


The stylish marketplace for “skinny bitches,” this tiny one has a trifling furnish territory — not most over simple beets, oranges, carrots and lettuce — though it’s nearby Marc Jacobs and Ink.Sack. Dress code: trademark totes, tiny dogs and happy best friends. (8400 Melrose Place)


Paparazzi infrequently interest out this compress though high-quality marketplace to locate a likes of Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pratt, though a furnish offerings are good selected and also cover a bases for a internal customers of families, existence radio stars, postproduction techs and below-the-line talent. (Intersection of Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards)

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