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July 14, 2009

JULY 14: TASTE OF FARMERS MARKET, Centerpiece of Weeklong Celebration of LA LAndmark's 75th Anniversary

At "Taste" event, commemorating exact date of market's anniversary, visitors can sample the best from almost all of the market's 36 restaurants, while retail and grocery merchants offer special sales on select merchandise - some dropping prices to those found at the 1934 market

Featured Event - Posted by Don Rose

The Original Farmers Market - a true LA institution - celebrates its 75th Anniversary this week with an extra special ticketed event on July 14 (Bastille Day) 2009. For one all-inclusive price, guests can sample the best of the best from dozens of Farmers Market restaurants and grocers and enjoy special prices or exclusive discounts on select merchandise from Farmers Market shops. At least 39 Market Restaurants will be serving Taste of Farmers Market guests delectable selections such as French Toast, English Toffee, Corn Bread, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Sliders and more. In addition, over 20 Market Grocers and Shops will offer gifts or specials, such as hot sauces, peanut butter, stickers, hair brushes, watches, 75th Anniversary cigars and more.

There will also be entertainment: The Hot Club Quartet will perform on the Market Plaza (7 - 9 PM) and The Doo-Wop All Stars will stroll the Market (7 - 9 PM). A caricature artist and a magician will also provide fun for all. You can even meet the authors of two 75th Anniversary books: Los Angeles's Original Farmers Market (David Hamlin & Brett Arena / Arcadia Publishing) and The Original Farmers Market Cookbook (Joann Cianciulli / Chronicle Books); the authors will discuss their books and sign copies on the Market Plaza from 6-8pm.

Event Summary:

"Taste of Farmers Market": Date: Tuesday July 14, 2009. Location: Farmers Market - 6333 West 3rd St. - cross street, Fairfax - Los Angeles, CA. Time: 5 - 9 PM. More info: http://www.farmersmarketla.com/.


"Taste Of Farmers Market" tickets cost $20 per person (includes food tasting), or you can opt for a $25 ticket which also includes drink tickets for 2 alcoholic beverages. Tickets are available online, at the Farmers Market Customer Service Office, at (323) 933-9211, or http://www.farmersmarketla.com/.


Proceeds from the "Taste" event will be donated to the West Hollywood Food Bank. In addition, non-perishable food item donations will be gratefully accepted throughout the evening.