Visiting The Farmer's Markets

We like visiting the various farmer's markets.. please join us!

Farmers Market's

Farmers' markets, sometimes called greenmarkets, are markets, usually held out-of-doors, in public spaces, where farmers can sell their produce to the public. Products at farmers' markets are renowned for being locally-grown and very fresh. Proponents of farmers' markets reason that since locally-grown produce does not travel as far to get to your table, the difference in mileage saves fossil fuels, allows farmers to pick produce at the peak of flavor, and preserves the nutritional content of fresh produce.

Farmers' markets often feature produce that is grown naturally or organically, meats that are raised humanely on pasture, handmade farmstead cheeses, eggs and poultry from free-range fowl, as well as heirloom produce and heritage breeds of meat and fowl.

Farmers' markets advocates believe the markets help farmers stay in business as well as preserve natural resources. Wholesale prices farmers get for their produce are very low, often near the cost of production. Farmers who sell direct to the public without going through a middle man get a better price for their produce. It can be shown that the preservation of farmland is important for the health of the environment and water supply. Sustainably-managed farms conserve soil and clean water in our communities and provide a habitat for wildlife, according to the American Farmland Trust.

McTevia Goes To The Farmer's Market With Us 2007

McTevia Goes To Market
Dave joins us at the Farmer's Market 2007

Los Angeles Farmers Market 2008

Yes, that is a 1953 Cadillac by the flag pole and this is how I remember the Farmer's Market... But like everything else, it has grown up and become big!

In July 1934 a contingent of farmers pulled their trucks onto an expanse of empty land at the property known as Gilmore Island at the corner of Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles. They displayed their produce on the tailgates of their vehicles, to their delight, customers quickly arrived and parked their cars on a hastily created dirt parking lot in spaces designated with chalk. They strolled among the trucks purchasing fruit, vegetables and flowers. The atmosphere was casual, the open air commerce enticing, the goods fresh, and the result remarkable. Farmers Market became an instant institution.

AJ & Laura Join Us At The Farmer's Market November 2009

AJ & Laura
A lovely afternoon lucneon!