Smaller Farmer's Markets Fan Out
This week's Los Angeles Times Food Section produces an special issue focused on farmer's markets. This year they not only update the masterlist of Farmer's Markets area but also includes a special survey of the smaller, neighborhood markets.
Susan LaTempa writes, "But at the smaller markets, that mission — bringing fresh produce to city dwellers while making it possible for small farmers to sell directly to consumers at retail prices — is thriving. As it turns out, Culver City is mid-sized — an Accord, not a Mini Cooper. L.A.'s smallest, the Saturday morning Los Angeles (Harambee) farmers market on Crenshaw, often has a mere half-dozen booths and just one farmer."
We've always been intrigued by the small vans that sell produce in the neighborhoods around Normandie and 2nd Street. Anyone else seen those?
Perhaps the Food section will solve this LA food mystery for us yet.
photo credit: Lori Shepler / LAT)