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Market Watch: The Newport Beach farmers market is back

November 19, 2010 | 10:49 am


The Newport Beach market came back into being when the owner of the Lido Marina Village development was looking to revitalize the district's shopping street, Via Oporto.

A glimpse of the boats and water adds color to the market venue, a European-style walking street. The relatively narrow passageway also means, however, that vendors must off-load their produce and park elsewhere, not a favorite practice among growers and their employees.

There are several holes in the offerings -- no potatoes or eggs -- but the market roster reads a bit like "Santa Monica South," with several vendors, such as McGrath, Maggie's Farm, Tenerelli, Suncoast and Pudwill, that also appear at Santa Monica's celebrated Wednesday market.

Read more in this week's Market Watch report by David Karp.


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Photo: Meños Farms of Riverside sells vegetables, including beets and carrots, at the Newport Beach farmers market. Credit: David Karp / For The Times