Meet Me at the Farmers Market-a Sunday Field Trip to L.A.’s Original (Part 2)
A photo essay on the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax
There are a few remaining produce stands at the Farmers Market, but mostly it’s filled with vendors and small restaurants, old and new, selling food, both raw product and prepared treats.
Sustainably Raised Beef at Marconda’s Meats
Freshly churning nut butter at Magee’s House of Nuts
There are fun, kistchy little touches like the porcelain chicken watching over the counter at Farmers Market Poultry and the two-wheeled wooden shopping carts, hand-made on the property and painted “Farmers Market Green,” the official name of the color.
or just bring your own wooden cart…
I mostly go to the market nowadays for a quick brunch or lunch, and most often it’s to Loteria Grill (my newer favorite) or Banana Leaf (my older favorite, which is just down a lane from my older favorite place), although I have to say that as a result of this field trip, Short Order and Short Cake are now definitely on my list of places to try.
Ah- and speaking of Loteria Grill, the day would not have been complete without a stop for a couple of their tacos. Muy Sabor!