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Prepared foods and crafts dominate Silver Lake farmers market -- and that's the way hipsters like it

January 30, 2010 |  2:00 pm

Launched in 2001 by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, a nonprofit organization that benefits local youths, the Silver Lake farmers market successfully serves its community.

Prepared foods and crafts stands -- such as gourmet coffee, books, LPs, sunglasses and clothes -- outnumber the produce vendors, giving the venue somewhat of a flea market ambiance, but that seems to suit the area, with its mix of hipster and working-class residents. Read more here in David Karp's weekly farmers market report.

Photo: Cabbage and other vegetables grown by Mai Yang, center, in the Fresno County city of Sanger and sold at the Silver Lake farmers market. Credit: David Karp / For The Times