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Celebrating 75 Years of the Original Farmers Market

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Last night the Original Farmers Market hosted a sold-out event as part of their week-long celebration of their 75th anniversary feeding Angelenos and visitors from all over the globe at the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. The Taste of the Farmers Market event found dozens of the markets vendors offering up bites and pieces of menu items, and attendees were free to roam the always-popular aisles of stalls and stations to pick up samples to enjoy.

The market was bustling with energy, and for the most part, smiles abound from the vendors, many of whom have been selling their wares at the Market for decades. Most of the food up for grabs were bite-sized portions aimed to showcase the food-seller's best tastes, though as is the downfall of prepping hundreds of portions for a four-hour event, not all the tastes translated well. There was so much to see and try, which is the blessing and the curse of the beloved landmark--so much so that we couldn't fit all of it on our plates or in our stomachs. Of course, this only means that we'll have to go back, especially having been reminded of just how much good stuff is there. Highlight bites included Charlie's French Toast, the slider from Huntington Meats, Magee's corned beef sandwich, Bennett's ice cream, the French Crepe Co's sweet crepe, and La Korea's beef shortrib.