I know, it’s 11:30, you probably just got up, maybe a little hungover, maybe trying to figure out where you’re going to have brunch today, if only you can get yourself out the door. But, before you do any of that, maybe you can stop by the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Because, if The Powers That Be have anything to do with it, today may be the last full day of the market.
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market has proper street permits to operate the market on Sundays at Selma and Ivar in Hollywood, just a few blocks from the Arclight. The LA Film School happens to be right next door to the market and, as it turns out, they would like street access to the school and a parking lot on Sundays. They’re asking that the market’s permit not be renewed for that location; if not renewed, the market volunteer was unsure where they would go and whether it would be large enough to accommodate all the current vendors. If all this seems like it’s coming out of no where, it sort of is: the volunteer also said that this all popped up within the last month, conveniently right as their permits are up for renewal.
There is a hastily organized petition drive at the market now, so you, the farm-fresh-happy shopper can sign and formally object to the closure of one of the best farmers’ market in the city. GO SIGN THE PETITION! The market closes at 1!! Please do. I prefer this one to even the storied Santa Monica Farmers’ Market – there’s an intimacy of community, it’s small enough so that you’re bound to run into someone you know, and it’s not so crowded that you can’t talk to your farmer about the many ways to prepare a fingerling potato. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
For those interested, there also will be a meeting tomorrow at 2pm at the Farmer’s Kitchen.
Photo by JohnnyRokkit via the Blogging LA Flickr pool.