Save the Date: Echo Park Farmers’ Market celebrates fifth anniversary

For a few hours nearly every Friday afternoon, the Echo Park Farmers’ Market transforms an oil-stained parking lot into a colorful food bazzar and gathering spot. This Friday, Oct. 21, the market will celebrate its fifth anniversary with its annual salsa making contest and other activities Market manager Holly Calhoun provided more information about what to expect at Friday’s birthday party:

Festivities will include our fifth annual Seize the Sizzle salsa contest, a free cooking demonstration showcasing seasonal market produce (free samples!), free Anniversary Carrot Cake from The Farmer’s Kitchen, live music by Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park, and of course, farm fresh, locally grown produce, delicious prepared foods, and handmade crafts from local vendors!

The carrot cake will be cut at 5 p.m., and the Seize the Sizzle contest (entries still be accepted) will be held at 6 p.m.

More events and things to do in our Save the Date calendar.

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  1. unfortunately this is one of the most disappointing framers markets i have been to…not the venders fault, but the lack of vendors…thanks to the morons who chose this location…it seems echo park always get stuck with the shi* side of the stick…another example is our hideous library design…also one of the worst i have seen (look at the silverlake library)…i still support our farmers market with weekly visits though.

  2. @Rhodes-
    Beats the heck out of the over-priced Silver Lake Farmer’s Market (run by the same folks who messed up the Street Fair). That market is more like a flea market. I think any Farmer’s Market should be required to have 75% fruits/vegetables/food, not leather jackets and cheap crapola jewelry.

  3. The EP Farmer’s market is my favorite! sure it is small, but the vendors are friendly and they have the basics of what I need to buy week to week, and prices are cheaper than some other local farmer’s markets. I usually make it at the last minute due to racing there from work, but I always make it, and several of the vendors will save things that they know I’m going to buy.

    Not a fan of Silver Lake farmer’s market. Sometimes go to Atwater Farmer’s market because they have a better fruit selection, but they also have higher prices.

  4. I love the EP Farmer’s Market. I like that it’s smaller and more manageable, and doesn’t have a ton of flea market type stuff (“vintage” clothing, jewelry, etc).

  5. Love, love, love the Echo Park Farmers’ Market. I happened to be present when CD 13 Field Deputy Alejandra Marroquin (I believe that’s her last name) presented a certificate of recognition from the City. Farmers’ market representatives Holly and Javier were surprised….nice moment and very deserving.

  6. LOVE this market. It is smallish, but any fruit or veg in season will be represented by at least one vendor. Lots of friendly people of all stripes as well.

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