Visit to the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market, Part 1

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.

Old Gas Station

Old Gas Station

Ford Steering Wheel

Ford Steering Wheel

Ford Radiator

Ford Radiator

Gas Station Desk

Gas Station Desk

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.

Oranges

Oranges

Immediately adjacent to the Farmer’s Market is a large outdoor mall — The Grove. Together, they make for a great people watching spot.

Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Market

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Farmer's Market & The Grove

Farmer’s Market & The Grove

I’ll post Part 2 in a day or two.

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