On Sunday, my wife, Carmen, and I paid a visit to the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. There are many ‘farmer’s markets’ in Los Angeles, but this is THE Farmer’s Market, founded on the corner of 3rd & Fairfax, in 1934. Of course, when it began, it was more of a cow pasture, that the center of a metropolitan area.
The first few photos are depictions of what the original farmer’s trucks looked like, as well as a desk inside a replica of an early gas station.
Today, the Farmer’s Market does not look like the typical place to buy fruits and vegetables — you know, where a couple of streets are closed, or a parking lot marked off, and growers set up their booths for the day. The 3st & Fairfax Farmer’s Market is more like a large food court. There are some markets, but most businesses are food stands, and several are sit-down restaurants, and there is a Starbucks.
I only noticed one fruit stand.
Immediately adjacent to the Farmer’s Market is a large outdoor mall — The Grove. Together, they make for a great people watching spot.
I’ll post Part 2 in a day or two.