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Prepared-food vendors named for some Santa Monica Farmers Markets

September 6, 2011 |  2:57 pm

Prepared foods

Every year, one third of Farmers Market vendor contracts expire in order to make room for new and old vendors alike to apply, or reapply, through a competitive bid process for a three-year contract at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

The contracts were up for renewal on three of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets while the big Wednesday Downtown Market contracts were not. Farmers Market coordinator Jodi Low oversees the annual prepared food selection process and has announced that this year's selection is complete.

Drum roll, please:

Main Street Market's returning prepared food vendors are Bean & Thyme, Ca'D'Oro Bakery, Kafe K and Finn McCools, with newcomers Secret Gold Fish Baking Co. and Sweet Rose Creamery added to the list.

Pico Market welcomes Caffe Luxxe to its Virginia Avenue Park neighborhood and Valerie Confections returns to the Saturday Downtown Market.

For more information on the Santa Monica Farmers Markets, go to www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/.


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Photo: Prepared foods at the Main Street Farmers Market. Credit: David Karp / Los Angeles Times