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Occupy L.A.: Farmers' market at City Hall canceled Thursday

November 30, 2011 |  2:10 pm

Pluots sold at a farmers market

The weekly farmers' market held outside City Hall will be canceled Thursday because of expected strong winds and remnants of the Occupy L.A. encampment, officials said Wednesday.

A combination of winds expected to gust up to 40 mph and debris left over from the seven-week tent city that was dismantled Wednesday led officials to fear wind-born material would infect food sold by market vendors.

Officials also were concerned that vendors' awnings and tarps would blow away in the heavy wind.

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The market is scheduled to resume Dec. 8 with its regular hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city officials said.

The market was held on the south lawn of City Hall until the occupation by Wall Street protesters began about two months ago. It was moved to City Hall East Plaza during the protest, where it will remain until the south lawn is restored, city officials said.


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Photos: Pluots sold at a farmers' market. Credit: David Karp / Los Angeles Times