Farmers' Market, Los Angeles

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    Farmers Market

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 18, 2014

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    In 1880, a Mr. Gilmore bought a 256-acre dairy and farmhand at what is now the corner of 3rd & Fairfax. Fred Beck & Roger Dahlhjelm wanted to build a "Village" at the corner of 3rd & Fairfax where local farmers could sell their fresh fare. E.B. Gilmore agreed to give it a go. In July 1934, a dozen farmers and a few other merchants parked their trucks at the corner of 3rd & Fairfax and sold their fresh produce from the back of the trucks. By October 1934, mere months after it opened, farmers and merchants, including restaurants, grocers and service providers, were moving into permanent stalls and the new Farmers Market was so popular that its founders staged a celebration, the first Fall Festival at Farmers Market.

    I have never been here before, but some of my more mature friends remember is well during the 60's and 70's. They loved it back then. It has changed quite a bit from those days. It's more like a outdoor shopping and restaurant mall. Gone the fruit and vegetable stands of old. Yet, it is attracting lots of locals and tourist. Lots of great food though!

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