Well hello again after a long hiatus! Wedding planning took up much of my time these last couple of months, but I am back (a married woman!) ready to experience L.A.'s finest. Here we go with #139...
I had always wanted to check out the Hollywood Farmers' Market on Selma and Ivar, but "it's so far away" and "parking must suck there" prevented me from venturing out to that side of town. No excuses today, I thought to myself. Brad and I woke up semi-early and headed off to Hollywood (it only took about 20 minutes driving there from West L.A.!).
Everyone raves about this market, and now I can see why. I counted three stalls selling free-range chickens, one stand selling grass fed bison, a few stalls selling eggs from free-range chickens, two oyster purveyors, one specialty mushroom stand, and tables full of greens, persimmons, apples, pears, berries and flowers. Samples are abundant, and we tried everything from squid salad to fresh cheese curd, pumpkin flan and hummus. As the clouds parted and the sun warmed our little stretch of Hollywood, I sighed contentedly to myself. It was a perfect way to start a Sunday.
The unwrapped sweet sticky rice with banana
For brunch, we got two pupusas, a strawberry lemonade, and a sticky rice ball with banana. This, combined with our samples, kept us full for most of the day.
Very sweet strawberry lemonade
Plentiful parking is available for $2 at the lot on the corner of Delongpre and Ivar. Just get your ticket validated at the Information Booth of the Farmers' Market (located right in the middle of everything).
The Hollywood Farmers' Market is a fantastic farmers' market with an eclectic crowd of people (quite different from the west side F.Ms). Check it out every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm.
Balloon Guy for the kids
Brad eating his pupusa
Half eaten pupusa