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Food

Know Your Farmers' Market: Thursdays in South Pasadena

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Thursday evenings in South Pasadena are for food, family, and fun, thanks to the weekly Farmers' Market.

Located at Meridian Ave. and El Centro on the Metro Gold Line at South Pasadena Station, the small-town feel of South Pas, the nearby open space of the library lawn, and the easy-going atmosphere of the market make this weekly happening a relaxed, almost celebratory shopping and eating affair.

While the grown-ups will delight in the aisles of stalls with farm-fresh fresh (and largely organic) produce and prepared foods (like fresh goat cheese from Soledad Farms, breads and baked goods, olives, sauces and condiments, juice, and cookies), youngsters will enjoy the free kid-centric entertainment. BBQ meats, corn on the cob, panini, and shave ice are up for sale from vendors, and there's plenty of space in the market and across the street at the library to sit down and really enjoy your eats. With the Gold Line trains whooshing by, and the sunset dappling the streets with golden evening light, the South Pasadena Farmers' Market is a lovely way to cap off a Thursday.

As part of our ongoing Know Your Farmers' Market series, we spent a couple of recent Thursdays wandering the stalls of South Pas. The Market, which often holds fun special events and activities, is open 4pm to 8pm DST spring & summer and 4pm to 7pm PST fall & winter.