November 17th, 2010 by Stacey Blaschke
Join Slow Food Redlands and Slow Food Orange County for a field trip to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market & Farmers’ Kitchen on Sunday, November 21, 2010
The landmark Farmers Market was started over 20 years ago and is part of the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA). Hollywood Farmers’ Market is a model of bringing healthy and sustainable food to low income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. It’s founder, Pompea Smith is a pioneer in the sustainable food initiatives in Southern California and has begun a Farmers Kitchen which offers farm fresh food on a daily basis in addition to vocational training for at risk youth, cooking and nutrition classes.
Tour & Brunch: The tour should take about an hour and we will meet for brunch at the Farmers Kitchen at 1555 Vine Street #119 in Los Angeles. Their number is 323-467-7600
Costs: We will take public transportation to the market and receive a tour,and finish with brunch at the Farmers Kitchen. The costs for this event are your transportation, your purchases at the market and your participation in the brunch, all of which the participants will be responsible for themselves.
Location: If you wish to drive, the market is located on Ivar and Selma Avenue in Hollywood. The number for the market is 323-463-3171. There is parking for a fee at the Cinorama Dome on Ivar and Delonypie. For more information visit: www.SEE-LA.org
From Orange County: We will gather at the Santa Ana Train Station at9:15 am on Sunday, November 21 to catch the 661 Metrolink at 9:50 am.The station is on the corner of Santa Ana Blvd and Santiago Street in SantaAna, parking is free. The return Metrolink is at 4:45 pm and the return Amtrak trains are at 2:00 , 3:00 and 4:10 pm. If you want to take Amtrak,
purchase your ticket three days in advance with an AAA Club card, for a small discount. Sunday fares on Amtrak ($15.00) are higher than weekdays.
From San Bernardino: We will gather at the San Bernardino Metrolink Station at 8:30 am to catch the 355 Metrolink at 9:10 am. The station is located at: 1204 W. 3rd St in San Bernardino, just off the 215 freeway.Parking is free. The return Metrolinks are at: 1:20, 3:24 and 5:25 pm
We will meet at the Metro Red Line Union Station platform at 11:00 am to catch the metro to the Hollywood and Vine Station and proceed to the market from there. Tickets are $1.50 each way.
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If you have questions or for more information call: 714-910-4295