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New Farmers' Market Will Rock the Sunset Strip this Month

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A lineup of 40 rockin' vendors, including 25 farmers, will be part of the new Sunset Strip Farmers' Market, which makes its debut June 14.

It was previously reported to open May 31.

The market will be set up in a parking lot east of the old Tower Records, according to the LA Times, who note that the market is being sponsored by the Sunset Strip Business Assn., and boasts Diana Rodgers "who established the Santa Monica Main Street market and then steered the Mar Vista venue to success," as its consultant.

Some familiar vendors will be setting up shop for the weekly Thursday night event. While the market will be open to the public from 5-9 p.m., the 4 to 5 p.m. hour will be reserved for local chefs to do their shopping, and, in return, a select restaurant each week will be making special dishes featuring produce from the market on their menu.

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Locals may appreciate having a weekday market in their 'hood, and some restaurants, who may head to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Melrose Place, or Santa Monica others days of the week will definitely come up winners. Until summer ends, though, this new market will face competition from the Yamashiro market, which manages to put on a fun weekly event up in the Hollywood Hills. And, of course, parking will probably be a total nightmare.