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It's boom times for Mar Vista farmers market

March 6, 2010 |  6:39 am


When neighborhood business owners and residents started the Mar Vista farmers market in 2006, they were not just looking for a local source for fresh fruit and vegetables; in a car-centered city where shopping experiences are typically impersonal, they wanted the Sunday morning market to serve as a community square for residents to meet and socialize.

By this standard, certainly, the event has been a great success, having expanded from a small, sleepy "starter market" to a lively venue with some 58 stands.

Read more here in David Karp's weekly Market Watch column:

Photo: Leeks grown by Fresno Evergreen in Clovis, at the Mar Vista farmers market. Credit: David Karp / For The Times