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Los Angeles — By Abbie Mood on November 14, 2009 at 8:00 am

LA Farmers Market Celebrates 75 Years

Known as the “Original Farmers Market of Los Angeles“, the market at 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue (map) is celebrating 75 years of supplying Los Angeles with the freshest produce around.  The farmers market is open daily with varying hours.  Monday – Friday it is open from 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM, and on Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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It all started in July 1934, when a few farmers parked their trucks at a dirt lot on the corner of Third and Fairfax.  The market became so popular that within months permanent stalls were created for the farmers to display their produce.  Today the farmers market employs more than 700 people.

True to LA style, the farmers market is more of a shopping experience than your typical produce-selling market.  Besides fruits and vegetables, there are stores such as “T”, a tea shoppe selling teas from all over the world, and Three Dog Bakery, which makes treats just for your four-legged friend.  One can also find restaurants and coffee shops, a spa, a post office, and a bank.  What was once a tiny market has now practically become it’s own city!

Events coming up in December for the 75th anniversary include lighting a Menorah at sundown for Hannukah from December 11-18, with a special party on December 13th from 3-7 PM, and a special holiday festivities from December 18-24, times TBA.  All events are free to the public, and the calendar will be updated regularly, so check here for updates.

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