Los Angeles

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market

hollywood.jpgThe Hollywood Farmers’ Market will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on June 25, 2006 during the normal market hours (8:00am-1:00pm). The public is invited to take part in the free activities including an Iron Chef Market Challenge, Carrot Cake Contest, and children’s art activities. A raffle will also be held to benefit The Farmer’s Kitchen, the newest adjunct to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.

When: Sunday, June 25, 2006
Where: The Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Ivar and Selma Avenues (between Hollywood and Sunset, between Cahuenga and Vine)
Cost: Free

The grand opening of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on May 5, 1991 touched off a new phenomenon in Hollywood that changed how locals spend their Sunday morning. Fifteen years later, a dedicated customer base has helped the market to grow to four times its original size with over 150 vendors including certified farmers, an eclectic mix of prepared food vendors and local artisans. Described by some as “the front porch of Hollywood,” the market attracts and serves such a diverse clientele, including residents from the Hollywood Hills, lower income families from the heart of Hollywood, and travelers from all over Los Angeles and the world.

Activities will include:
++ Carrot Cake Cutting Ceremony, 8:00am
++ Carrot Cake Birthday Cake Contest, 9:30am-11:00am
++ Iron Chef Market Challenge 10:00am-1:00pm: Grady Atkins vs. David Augusto, 10:00am-11:00am; Adnen Marouani versus Bob Blumer, 11:00am–noon; Jet Tila versus Cody Diegel, noon-1:00pm
++ Kids Activities, 8:00am-1:00pm, including chalk drawing, inflatable slide, face painting
++ Raffle of cookware, dinner gift certificates, and other prizes

The Market is operated by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) as a nonprofit community activity. In attendance will be:

++ Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti
++ Host: Evan Kleiman (Angeli Caffe, KCRW’s Good Food Show)
++ Chefs: Bob Blumer (The Surreal Gourmet), Jet Tila (Bangkok Market), Adnen Marouani (La Maschera), Cody Diegel (Magnolia), David Augusto (Solar de Cahuenga), Grady Atkins (Enoteca Drago)
++ Judges: John Pleschette (Actor/SEE-LA Board Member), Michael Cimarusti (Providence) [10 – 12], Richard Klein (Chefmakers), Council President Eric Garcetti [11 – 12 ], Javier Espinoza (AOC/Lucques)