West Wind Public Market Blog

What Produce is Grown in California


Jan 30, 2017

Did you know that California produces nearly half of all US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables?  Do you know which ones that they are?  Many people choose to shop local and go to the closest farmer's market or flea market.  West Wind Public Markets have many produce sellers that carry all of the prod ...

Seared Jalapeno and Serrano Corn Salsa


Aug 24, 2016

Seared Jalapeno and Serrano Corn Salsa This not so your traditional salsa works great as both a salsa or a side dish.  This quick recipe can spice up any meal by bringing sweet and spicy flavors! Delicious! Ingredients 4 ears of corn, shaved 2 jalapeno peppers, diced 4 Serrano peppers, diced 3 ge ...

What's the Difference?


May 12, 2016

Having worked for West Wind Public Markets for over 18 years, I get asked what we are, all the time.  What is a public market and how does it differ from flea markets and swap meets?   The best way to look at it is that flea markets and swap meets are places that a person rents space to sell their g ...

Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes


May 05, 2016

Asparagus is one of the healthiest vegetables.  It’s a great source of vitamin A, B2, C and E along with potassium.   Just because it is healthy doesn’t mean that it can’t taste great.  Below is a great recipe from the Food Network, courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis . Most of the ingredients can be fo ...



You can always find great shopping at West Wind Public Markets.  Just like Macy's and JC Penny's at your local shopping mall, you can find sellers that have been selling in the same spaces for many years. Jose Lopez and his wife Antonia have been selling at West Wind Public Markets for over 25 year ...

Spiced-Persimmon-and-Pecan-Muffins


Dec 30, 2015

This is the time of year that you will find Persimmons in the fruit section of every grocery store, farmer's market, and the West Wind Public Markets.  Traditional spiced muffins suddenly seem stylish when made with seasonal persimmons. There are two distinct types: Creamy-fleshed Hachiya is mashed ...


Dec 15, 2015

Sometimes in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle shoppers are determined to grab those door buster buys. Why not keep your wallet happy and save by shopping at the West Wind Public Market? "Some of its old, some of its new but you'll be paying less of a price here than you will at local d ...

Sweet Potatoes are in Season


Oct 15, 2015

West Wind Public Markets offer a wide selection of produce vendors all year round!  Check out the season recipe below. Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Total Time: 1 hr 25 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 1 hr 15 min Yield:4 to 6 servi ...

Back-to-School Shopping


Aug 19, 2015

Everyone loves a good deal.  For most households, going back-to-school shopping is relatively easy at the local department stores. However, there are many items you can look for at the local swap meet. You can find gently used lunch boxes and clothing as well as brand new socks, uniforms and backpa ...

Recipe of the Month


Jul 16, 2015

West Wind Public Market offers shoppers a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Since it is June, we welcome the sunshine and summer with picnics, trips to the beach and BBQs.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with a lemon square recipe using lemons from our public market. Lemon Squares From Eating ...