Must Do: Clearwater Farms


Of the many fabulous farmers’ market vendors, mushroom whisperer David West, who owns Clearwater Farms, impresses with his selection culled from Northern California foragers as well as his eagerness to tell you the best ways to prepare the fungi once you get them home.

How to do it: You can find West at the Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica farmers’ markets; morel prices start at $16 a pound. While you’re at the market, don’t forget to pick up Rancho La Viña’s walnut oil to sauté the shrooms.