The More the Market Merrier: Los Feliz Village on Sundays
In certain areas of Los Angeles it seems as if farmers' markets are placed at intervals no farther than five miles apart. Not like people are complaining about it; we say the more the merrier, as long as shoppers turn out to support the vendors and help keep this movement going.
Photo credit: Jessica Ritz Marty & Elayne get the morning off at the Los Feliz Village Market behind the Dresden.
The market in Los Feliz Village on Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. is more like a markette, given its diminutive scale. It can't compete with the major weekly event a few miles west, and is still smaller than even the relatively compact Atwater Village Sunday market, but neighborhood locals appear happy to have the extra option and reduced hassle.
The selection is modest -- particularly in the organic produce department -- yet covers most bases, with booths such as Rivadeneira Farms (eggs, quail eggs, mushrooms, misc. fruits and veggies), Cobblermania, Skyline Flowers, and Paddy Mac stationed in the parking lot behind the Dresden Room. (The venue doesn't provide shopping-time entertainment, though.) The Gastrobus parks in the alley, too, and uses products directly from this market for its spontaneous brunch menu.
Now that's taking the "market driven" philosophy to a whole new level.
Los Feliz Village Farmers' Market: 1760 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.