Mar Vista Spring Festival This Weekend

Reader Ian sent me a note about the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market’s First Annual Spring Fest this Sunday! I think this is a great idea, and hope it will bring more people out to the market. After all, farmer’s markets are not only awesome for getting really good food, but also support a more sustainable lifestyle.

Details on the music, fun and revelry behind the cut.

LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL CRAFTS, AND FRESH PRODUCE PROMISE FAMILY FUN. SPRING FEST HITS MAR VISTA SUNDAY, MAY 20TH.

MAR VISTA, California, May 4, 2007
The Mar Vista Farmers’ Market announces a Spring Festival as part of the countdown to Mar Vista’s 80th Anniversary scheduled for later in the summer. On Sunday, May 20th, “Spring Fest” will replace Farmers’ Market hours 9:00am to 2:00 pm on Grand View Blvd. between Venice Blvd and Pacific Avenue. In addition to the great produce, foods, and flowers enjoyed weekly by local residents, Spring Fest will offer delicious prepared foods, antiques, plants, crafts, and children’s entertainment in what will be the largest Mar Vista Farmers’ Market to date.

“This festival is so much more than an expanded weekly market,” explains Mar Vista’s Market Manager Diana Rodgers, “The day is to celebrate the diversity of the community within Mar Vista.” “Expect dancing, live music, food and fun.”

Music planned includes MILA Samba School–“The best Brazilian musical ensemble on the West Coast.”
http://www.milasambaschool.com

Indie rockers from Michigan, Population Game
http://www.myspace.com/populationgame

As well as the local soulful songwriting of Mick Kelleher
http://www.myspace.com/mickkelleher

And DJ Sets by Cannibal Flower’s own DJ Mr. Numberonederful and DJ Ameet Mehta

The year-round Mar Vista Farmers’ Market operates every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Grand View Blvd. between Venice Blvd and Pacific Avenue. The Mar Vista Farmers’ Market offers a wide array of fresh, local produce (organic and more), as well as fresh flowers and some prepared foods.

The Mar Vista Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization aiming to raise money to put directly back into the Mar Vista community.

Mar Vista Farmers’ Market
12224 Venice Blvd
Mar Vista, CA 90066
www.marvistafarmersmarket.org