Monday, August 31, 2009

Come And Celebrate "30 Years of Farmers' Markets in Los Angeles"

Just a quick post to let you all know about a great event coming up this Thursday, September 3. It's,"30 Years and Growing," a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Los Angeles’ first farmers’ market.

Many people aren't aware that the Gardena Farmers' Market, which opened June 23, 1979, was the first market in Southern California. This anniversary is going to be celebrated at LA City Hall and will include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food, Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner Kurt Floren, Jonathan Gold the LA Weekly's Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic, and many organizers and farmers from the original Gardena Farmers' Market.

There will also be a salsa contest, several urban farmers from around LA , a "Taste The Harvest" Booth, more than 40 local farmers, prepared foods and fresh food vendors as well as local artisans, and of course, birthday cake!

When: September 3, 2009, 10am – 2pm
Where: Lawn of City Hall, 1st and Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles

This wonderful even is being sponsored by some great organizations and groups including Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) and the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College.


Shirley "EdenMaker" said...

I just found you through Twitter and really enjoyed your blog. Great information. I'm in LA too. See you around.
Shirley Bovshow

LA Farm Girl said...

Thanks Shirley!

Isn't Twitter great? I think I followed you there too. Thanks for checking out the site and I am sure we will meet one day soon.


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