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We had a chance to stop by the farmer's market at Wilshire Boulevard and Mariposa Avenue on Friday morning. The little market bustled with workers from the nearby office towers and people who live in the neighborhood. The first spring produce was already available. We picked up some slim spears of new asparagus. The strawberries smelled nice, too, though we didn't buy any this time. Also, we haven't had great luck buying bread at farmer's markets in the past, finding it too often dry and dull, but we picked up a loaf of whole wheat and honey bread from the stand run by the Old Town Baking Company of Fontana, and it was excellent -- simultaneously hearty and light, and, according to the vendor and the label, 100% whole grain. It's great when the healthiest foods are also the most delicious.