Friday, April 6, 2012

Taste of History At Torrance Farmers' Market, Sat. April 7

The City of Torrance is celebrating its Centennial this year. And, I am excited to have been invited to come to the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market to share some stories about our farm history and to sign books.
Family farmers, throughout the early years, contributed to the City’s economy by raising cattle, pigs, turkeys, sugar beets, alfalfa, beans, hay, oats, barley and flowers.
Threshing lima beans at Weston Ranch (Photo Courtesy Torrance Historical Society & Museum)
Come and hear the stories of our farm history including:
  • The streets in Torrance named for farmers or ranchers
  • The common, every-day nursery product invented by local growers
  • The name of one of the world’s biggest seed companies that got its start in Gardena
  • Torrance's first post Rancho-era farmer, where he farmed, and what he grew
  • The name of the last "traditional" farmer in Torrance, where he farmed, and what he grew
  • When the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market opened
  • Where people are farming in Torrance today
Here's the details:
Where: Torrance Certified Farmers' Market, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance CA
When: Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to Noon  
The Torrance Certified Farmers' Market is the 3rd largest farmers' market in LA County and is a great place to get all of your fresh produce and to meet some of the people who grow your food.