Temescal DMV Farmer's Market dying?
- cfarivar Mar 25, 2007 05:06 PM
I went to my neighborhood Farmer's Market today for the second week in a row, and it seems like a lot of food vendors have either pulled up their stakes, or something is deeply amiss. There's a lot of happenin' prepared food action (Blue Bottle does a brisk business, as does the crepe stand), but the produce seems to be slimmer than ever. I wasn't able to find any tomato vendors, and we're down to a single onion vendor, two avocado vendors, one citrus vendor, and that's pretty much it. There's a big hole in the middle of where there used to be some other stalls. Anyone know what happened?
I think, and hope, that once spring/summer vegetables arrive, the market will return to its lively former atmosphere. My view is that fewer and fewer vendors came each week as the summer and fall vegetable seasons wrapped up.
If anything the market is growing not getting smaller. Zuckerman's (with their 'grass and potatoes), Spring Hill and Lagier (look out for their fabulous cherries and berries) have joined as well as a honey vendor. Kashiwase is still there but only selling flowers for now. Sure there are less fresh produce vendors at the moment but we are 'between' seasons after all! Even with the few produce vendors I am able to get my in season produce needs met with the vendors that are there. More produce vendors will start showing up when they have something to sell. I'm looking forward to the market filling up with stone fruit and berries in the weeks to come.