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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Farmers Market Review: Altadena Gets 2 Green Thumbs Up

This Farmers Market is full of surprises. Opening day was only a few months ago, May 30th to be exact. Since then I've read about it becoming the new Epicure Center of LA in Bon Appetit, heard about it on KPCC, seen ads all over town, and witnessed a community garden and Loma Alta Park blossom into a real treasure. Each time I go I realize how much talent the San Gabriel Valley has and why residents of Pasadena and Altadena have such pride in this beautiful city.

Some reasons I'm loving this market...

I can walk from my house or ride my bike and use the bike valet !

And what's this double decker bus doing here? It's Fox Wood Fired Mobile Pizzeria ! Love coffee? Then don't miss local roasters Plow & Gun- they were just featured on KPCC. Looking for the perfect condiments and preserves? How about Nic Coe's Molonay Tubilderborst ketchup as featured on Tasting Table or Sqirl's Preserves featured on Zagat. 

I really appreciate the fact that produce from John Muir High School Farm is sold here as well as the Hollywood Farmers Market. Supporting the local economy and schools really sends a message that sustainability isn't expensive and it's not just for the well-to-do. Students at the high school are creating jobs through their garden and have their own CSA with the help of Mud Baron and Pasadena Unified Volunteers.

Another great thing about the market is that they are accepting EBT, formerly know as Food Stamps but now CalFresh which allow more families to have access to healthy foods. 

Every Wednesday from 3-7pm the Altadena Farmers Market will delight you. 

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