The Hollywood Farmers’ Market
If the Santa Monica Farmers Market is the haven for chefs, then the Hollywood Farmers’ Market is the haven for home cooks. I’ve heard a lot about the Hollywood Farmers’ Market through the years but never found myself near it on Sunday mornings (and into the afternoon). However, I was in Hollywood for my sweet potato fries crawl and decided to take a break in between stops to take in the market.
The first thing I noticed was it was huge! Across the street from the Arclight, the market meandered through three streets. It was like a big cross. One end had mostly products like soap and candles morphing into cooked food stands to plants and herbs and then the actual produce and meat stalls. Oh, and oysters and live music, too!
I really had fun checking out all the veggies. Although I cook, I didn’t know when I would next be cooking a ton so I had to sadly just look at all the stuff. I really wanted to buy the ginormous okra I found though. And some of the veggies were the freshest and prettiest I’ve seen in a while. I eyed the Japanese herbs and greens stand for a while.
I was seriously considering this pepper plant though I’m a bit of a medium spice girl. I remember my aunt making the most delicious soup with pepper leaves once. I bought stalks of peppers that included their leaves once for a soup but ended up with too many peppers I didn’t know what to do with.
I wanted to check out some of the prepared food stands. Maybe next time. A crawl through the farmers market? Possibly!
LA Weekly must have been there the same time I was. They wrote two articles this week about the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.
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