I had big plans for my Farmer’s Market post, really I did. I was going to eat at all my favorite stalls and take pictures of the food. I was going to get my hair cut at the new barber shop. I was going to buy a whole mess of produce and cut it up and make a big fruit salad, and then share that fruit salad with all of you. Don’t ask how. I had a system.
After getting into the history of the Farmer’s Market — how it began in the 1930s when crowd of local farmers banded together to sell produce on a plot of land called Gilmore Island, despite the fact that it was in the middle of the desert — I’d have gone on to talk about the dozens of restaurants there, including my all-time favorite (Loteria), my recent super-awesome discovery (Singapore’s Banana Leaf), my second-favorite-after-Pink’s place in LA to get hot dogs (Phil’s Deli & Grill), and the one place I’ve never tried but have always wanted to (Moishe’s).
Then I’d have probably prattled on about all the other cool stuff you can do there, like stocking up on produce and buying stickers (yes!) and picking up a new Lego set for the kids (totally yes!). Here’s the deal: When the zombie apocalypse comes, I’m walling off the Farmer’s Market and living there. At least until the local warlords take over.
Anyway, that’s what I was going to write. But, you know, life happens to all of us, and sometimes we don’t get to write our Farmer’s Market posts to the length and breadth we’d initially hoped. But fortunately, the Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax has a pretty broad diversity of stuff to do. So no single post could really do it justice, since there’d surely be a dozen disappointed people wondering why I didn’t mention their favorite place.
So I thought I’d use my lack of preparedness as an opportunity to go all We The Internet on y’alls asses, and let you do the talking. What’s your favorite spot in the Farmer’s Market? Where do you like to get lunch? What’s your favorite dish? Do you actually do any shopping there? Is there something you buy there to send to the family back east?
Respond in the comments. Let’s share.