West Wind Public Market Blog

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 ...

Cherry Crisp


Jun 30, 2016

Summer is an excellent time to find the best fruits at your local West Wind Public Market.  Cherries are a favorite summer fruit in the US, where about 370 million pounds are grown each year.   July is the peak month for cherries and the perfect month to invite your family over to share this amazing ...

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 ...

Chile Con Queso With Nopalitos


Mar 14, 2016

West Wind Public Markets has amazing produce that can be found everyday.  Check the hours of your local Swap Meet or Flea Market so you can get some of the freshest produce available. March is the perfect time of year for Napoles (Cactus).  Many have never tried this delicious vegetable, so why not ...



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 ...

Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Seeds


Feb 01, 2016

The Winter is a perfect time to find great seasonal produce at West Wind Public Market.  This recipe uses 3 items that are readily available in the winter months.  Enjoy! Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Seeds 1 large butternut squash (about 2 1/2 pounds) 2 pounds Brussels ...



West Wind Public Markets offers a great place to make extra money selling new and used items.  There are many sellers that have been part of the West Wind family for years.   West Wind Public Markets and the Glendale Swap Meet congratulate Alejandro "Alex" Villalobos as the January Featured Vendor. ...


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 ...

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 ...