Fresh persimmons
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January 7–13

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Head to the renowned Santa Monica Farmers Market at the beginning of the year and you’ll discover little cartons of gold. Persimmons are only in season for a short window of the winter, so hungry shoppers and local chefs rush to grab them before they’re gone. Celebrate the lovely pudding-textured fruit during Santa Monica Restaurant Week, from Jan. 7–13. Participating eateries will craft nutritious dishes, all centered around the persimmon. A nice bonus: You can stick to your healthy-eating resolution while celebrating the harvest in Santa Monica.