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The Hollywood Farmers' Market Will Go On!*

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Shopping at the HFM (Photo by Lucyrk in LA via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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UPDATE 4:30PM: The HFM shared information that counters what was initially reported about the upcoming weeks of the market and the challenges they face under a new city ordinance regarding street closures. Read more here.The popular weekly Hollywood Farmers' Market will continue, and remain the same size, after a temporary solution was created Monday to keep vendors participating but allow one local business access to their parking structure.

During a meeting held Monday attended by representatives from the Market, including CEO Pompea Smith, and SEE-LA board member Mike Woo, representatives from the LA Film School, representatives from the offices of City Council President Eric Garcetti and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and interested members of the community, an agreement was reached to continue to operate the Sunday market as-is until January 9th, when one block's length of the market will be relocated temporarily until officials study the new layout and determine it is a feasible long-term solution.

In order for the LA Film school to have safe access to their facility's parking garage, after January 9th, the market will cease to use the block of Ivar south of Selma, explained Garcetti's office. However, the market will begin to use the block of Ivar north to Hollywood, essentially swapping a block for a block. Traffic studies to be conducted by the city will determine if the new block plan is a workable solution. In the meantime, the market will host the same vendors and provided its many loyal customers with the same service and selection while allowing students of the LA Film School access to their campus facility for parking and filming.