"Linda is literally your personal farmers market shopper. Her clients range from singles who can’t make it to the market, to families of five and small catering companies. What differentiates her? “I really pick the best of the best,” she says. Plus, she can shop at all of the farmers stands including chef-favorites like Windrose Farms, Schaner Farms and Harry’s Berries, which aren’t available on sites like Good Eggs and Fresh Nation. “I have clients who go to restaurants like Cooks County and taste an ingredient and the tell me, ‘I want that!’ and I can get them those things.” Plus, she’s not dipping into the farmers profits. Even when she does receive a discount for buying in bulk, that discount is passed on to the customer. Linda shops the Wednesday and Saturday Downtown Santa Monica Markets and the Sunday Hollywood Market." - Gillian Ferguson, Los Angeles Magazine
“I always cart a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to Malibu; however, with my schedule, I sometimes can’t make it to the Farmers Markets. This service delivers the best produce weekly. Fresh local ingredients make all the difference in cooking.”- Kelly Wearstler, Marie Claire Magazine
Does it sound like a dream you've had for a while? As in, "I really wish someone would go to the market for me this week." Well, that's why Linda Mark calls herself the Farmers Market Fairy. Her chariot rides on a wave of fairy dust as she flits from one daily market to another, all in service of sprinkling the fairy dust of local fruit and veggies all over your kitchen. Yes, there is a fee, but it's pretty nominal. Because who wouldn't want to support a fairy? (read more)- Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's "Good Food" for LA Weekly
"I recently got an alert that I have a new Twitter follower: Farmers Market Fairy. Who’s that? Her profile says it all: “Too busy to get to Local farmers’ markets for fresh, organic fruits, veggies, meat, & fish? I’ll hand pick everything & deliver to your home. Call 213-304-8682.” I checked @farmersmktfairy’s website to find" (read more) - Irene Verbila, LA Times restaurant critic
"If the South Central Farmer’s Market box is for the normal folks, the Farmer’s Market Fairy is for the upper crust. Instead of having to head out and pick up your box, this is more like a personal shopper. You give the fairy a customized list of the items you want (based on what’s in season and availability) and she’ll head" (read more) - KCET's "The Nosh"
"When the surprise of your veggie CSA wears off (potatoes, again?), make your list, check it twice, and then send it over to the Farmers Market Fairy. The founder hoofs it to the local markets five days a week to make sure you get fresh produce you’ll actually use. Ethical butcher shops and responsible fishmongers are on her" (read more) - Daily Candy
"The ideas usually start running through our head on Tuesday nights. A helicopter? A jet pack? Teleportation? Public transportation? We’re willing to try any method to avoid crawling west on the 10 to land at the Wednesday farmers’ market in Santa Monica. But last week there were no harebrained schemes; a fairy" (read more) - Tasting Table