Jul 29, 2014
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The First Ever Altadena Farmers Market (Photos)

Wednesday was the first meeting of the long awaited Altadena Farmers Market at Loma Alta Park.

Wednesday was the grand opening of the Altadena Farmers Market at which will now meet every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The market was held in the under the tall trees of the lower area of the park, and featured 20 or so vendors selling produce, eggs, meat, flowers, prepared food and other goods.

Some observations:

  • The turnout seemed good--several vendors sold out and the closest street was packed with cars.
  • I already had plenty of produce so I went specifically to buy eggs, goat cheese and meat.  By the time I was done checking the place out, taking photos and eating a meal, all three were sold out!  Great news for the market, but don't wait too late to show up.
  • The mix of produce looks good--maybe not quite everything you might need, but most of it for sure.
  • The market was bigger than mid-week markets I've seen in Pasadena and Sierra Madre but not as big as Saturday's Victory Park market in Pasadena.
  • The location, however, is better than any other market I've been to--trees and greenery instead of a hot parking lot.
  • The pupusas served at the market were great.  The wait was very long, but they were the only vendor serving prepared meals.  That may well not be the case in the future.
  • I biked to the market and I was definitely not the only one.  The traffic right around the market was a little dense, but parking didn't look too bad as long as you were prepared to walk a little.

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