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Alex Weiser

Science & FoodBy Science & FoodFeb 11, 2014 9:00 PM

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Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms is a grower of specialty fruits and vegetables in Kern and San Bernardino counties. You can find Alex and his produce at farmers' markets across Southern California.

Photo credit: KCRW Good Food

What hooked you on farming?

Father and mother

The coolest example of science in your produce?

The creation of it from seed!

The produce you find most fascinating?

Romanesco cauliflower

What scientific concept--food related or otherwise--do you find most fascinating?

Photosynthesis

Your best example of a food that is better because of science?

Carrots

How do you think science will impact your world of food in the next 5 years?

There will be a lot of new biological tools available to farmers

One kitchen tool you could not live without?

Toaster oven

Five things most likely to be found in your fridge?

Citrus, potatoes, butter, pickles, broccoli

Your all-time favorite ingredient?

Sunchokes

Favorite cookbook?

Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook

Your standard breakfast?

A large coffee and seasonal fruit

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