Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Farm Your Market: Victory Park to San Dimas

The San Dimas Farmer's Market starts up again today, from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Go to the San Dimas Farmer's Market website for all the current info and see our our earlier post on its revival.

In celebration, points us to a YouTube video promo for the old Market (its just one of many San Dimas event videos on YouTube):

Speaking of Farmer's Markets, the LAT' Russ Parsons ranks an SGV Farmer's Market #3 of 10 in his SoCal list:

3. Total Victory

Tucked away in an affluent corner between Sierra Madre and San Marino, Victory Park is a big market that somehow still feels neighborly. Established in 1984, its maturity shows. While lesser markets can brag of only a few scattered high points, at Victory it seems like everything is terrific. There is a splendid balance among the roughly 40 certified vendors every week: vegetable dynamos such as Underwood Farms, which this week is selling three kinds of radishes, celery root, baby leeks, two kinds of cauliflower, beets and kohlrabi; high-quality mid-size farmers such as Joe Avitua at Walker Farms, who has several types of mandarins, Oroblanco and Melogold grapefruits and blood oranges, as well as dried fruit and walnuts; and even backyard grower Mike Taylor, who draws lines every weekend for his eclectic mix of head lettuces and citrus. On one recent visit, there was even someone selling fully grown artichoke plants in 10-gallon containers — the ultimate in cooking from scratch.

Pasadena Victory Park, Saturday, North Sierra Madre Boulevard and Paloma Street, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (626) 449-0179.

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