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Now Roasting in SaMo: Blistered Shisito Peppers from Weiser Family Farms

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Many folks might know Weiser Family Farms for their whacky breeds of heirloom potatoes, but recently they've been introducing some other incredible items into the mix. We fell in love with their Sweet Queen cantaloupes at the Hollywood Farmers Market, and now Alex and the gang have something else to add to the repertoire: roasted shisito peppers.

Yesterday was the first time that Weiser roasted the mild peppers in a rotating drum behind his stall in Santa Monica. The toasty, blistered snacks were going gangbusters. We brought the young culinary arts campers from Hollywood HEART down for a market tour (more on that later), and even the most spice-shy students loved them.

Selling something snackable isn't a bad move on behalf of Wieser, considering the market's strict rule on not selling prepared foods, save for their rotating one restaurant. The sweet little shisitos make a nice little nibble, but they can also be used in omelets, sauces, or as a dish on their own.

Pop on by the Weiser stand on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a taste.