Monday, August 07, 2006

Mar Vista Farmer's Market


I went to the first day of the new Mar Vista Farmer's market last Sunday. It is located on Grand View, in between Venice Blvd and Pacific, and runs from 9:00 - 1:00. I was suprised how many people came out to support it. It is a modest market, with just a few farmer's stalls, including two organic booths. There was also the ususal flower stands and hot food, such as crepes and tacos. Some local bakeries were present too, such as Hotcakes and Cafe Laurent. Off to a good start, hopefully more farmer's will be added to the lineup.

4 comments:

Millie said...

These photos are amazing - I think you missed your true calling! Can't wait to see where you go next.

Tracey said...

I went to the first day of the Mar Vista Farmer's Market as well. I twas a little small, but the vendor I talked to said they weren't sure what kind of turnout they would get. I haven't been back (I live a block from the Culver City farmer's market so I don't really need to go twice), but I wish it well. The one big plus I saw was they had a booth showing off landscaping ideas for Venice Blvd and allowing people to vote for their favorite. I love having a say!

Cat said...

I'm usually not in this part of town on Sunday morning, so it was a treat to walk to this new lil' market last week (after a stop at Rockenwagner for a fabulous ginger scone!). The produce, as illustrated here, was stunningly beautiful and the aroma of fresh herbs even prompted my boyfriend to invest in a giant bunch of basil! I'd love to see this gem thrive and grow; becoming a permanent fixture in our neighborhood! Thanx for the head's up!

Anonymous said...

you going to be able to make it back to the Mar Vista Farmers Market this weekend (May 20th). Hope so....

LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL CRAFTS, AND FRESH PRODUCE PROMISE FAMILY FUN. SPRING FEST HITS
MAR VISTA SUNDAY, MAY 20TH.

The Mar Vista Farmers’ Market announces a Spring Festival as part of the countdown
to Mar Vista’s 80th Anniversary scheduled for later in the summer. On Sunday, May
20th, “Spring Fest” will replace Farmers’ Market hours 9:00am to 2:00 pm on Grand
View Blvd. between Venice Blvd and Pacific Avenue. In addition to the great produce,
foods, and flowers enjoyed weekly by local residents, Spring Fest will offer delicious
prepared foods, antiques, plants, crafts, and children’s entertainment in what will
be the largest Mar Vista Farmers’ Market to date.

“This festival is so much more than an expanded weekly market,” explains Mar Vista’s
Market Manager Diana Rodgers, “The day is to celebrate the diversity of the community
within Mar Vista.” “Expect dancing, live music, food and fun.”

Music planned includes MILA Samba School—“The best Brazilian musical ensemble on
the West Coast.”
http://www.milasambaschool.com
Indie rockers from Michigan, Population Game http://www.myspace.com/populationgame
As well as the local soulful songwriting of Mick Kelleher
http://www.myspace.com/mickkelleher
And DJ Sets by Cannibal Flower's own DJ Mr. Numberonederful and DJ Ameet Mehta