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  • . Southland Farmers' Market Association Our History For decades , farmers throughout California have been cultivating their land to grow healthy, fresh products for their families and friends.

    Please help! Los Angeles Westwood Farmers Market threatened with closure!
  • SEARCH VEGSOURCE: From: sb10 (phoenix.itm.mednet.ucla.edu) Subject: Please help! Los Angeles Westwood Farmers Market threatened with closure! Date: March 16, 2006 at 1:15 pm PST Los Angeles 5th District Councilman Jack Weiss has given the Westwood Village Farmers Market 2 weeks notice to leave Weyburn Avenue and make way for mall development, in spite of the fact that the market has a permit through summer 2007.
  • . Spring Street, Room 440 Los Angeles CA 90012 phone:(213)473-3005 fax:(213)978-2250 weiss@council.lacity.org There will be a street protest Thursday afternoon, March 23, at the market entrance (Weyburn at Westwood).

    Vegetarians in Paradise/ West Los Angeles Certified Farmers' Market/Los Angeles Farmers Markets
  • On a warm, Sunday morning in late September the two birds of paradise, Zel and Reuben, donned their colorful VIP tee shirts and headed to West Los Angeles to visit one of the city's newest farmers' markets.
  • . Their investigative mission was to learn about the fresh produce available at the West Los Angeles Certified Farmers' Market and Community Fair and share their findings with their readers.
  • . Z: Shaded by large trees, the Civic Center Plaza corridor nestled between a number of civic buildings, provides an ideal location for a farmers' market.
  • . R: According to Danny Meyer, market co-manager, the outdoor stage and surrounding area were dilapidated until two years ago.
  • . Z: At the same time, the association was anxious to develop a farmers' market for the neighborhood.
  • . Nathalie lived within walking distance of the plaza and had long recognized the need for a farmers' market in the community.
  • . Z: And in just two months of operation the market shows all the signs of success, judging by the bustling crowd of people milling around the tables and making purchases from the vendors.

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  • Become a Virtual Tourist Member Today! | Farmer's Market, Los Angeles Search: | » » » » » » » Farmer's Market Reviews Los Angeles Travel Guide Farmer's Market, Los Angeles Things to Do in Los Angeles: Farmer's Market tips and photos posted by real travelers and Los Angeles locals.
  • . Farmer's Market 3rd and Fairfax, LA • 17 Photos • 12 Reviews Los Angeles Resources: | Sponsored Links for Los Angeles Share a story--you could win a 5 room | 5 night trip from Sheraton! www.shareandbelong.com Hotel Offers Great Rates Weekend Packages and Specials www.wilshiregrand.com Top-Hotels in Los Angeles günstig - Qualität & Service mit TÜV-Siegel www.expedia.de/hotel_los_angeles Online Specials & Low Rates! No Booking Fee.
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    Business - Business Center - A Farmers Market in Little Tokyo
  • . First St., Suite 324 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tel:(213) 680-0011 Fax:(213) 680-0024 Business Center - Small Business Smart Business ---N ancy Kikuchi 2 /2006 A FARMERS MARKET IN LITTLE TOKYO I am very excited to announce the beginning of the Little Tokyo / Artist District Farmers Market.
  • . The market hours are 10:00 a.m.
  • . When I think of farmers markets, as a consumer, I picture an array of stalls of fresh fruits, vegetables and other products.
  • . Many Farmers Markets and Arts & Craft Fair coordinators will ask their vendors to provide a copy of this permit.
  • . CONCLUSION Now, back to the Little Tokyo Farmers Market.
  • . If you are interested in having a vendor booth at the Little Tokyo Farmers Market, feel free to give me a call and I’ll put you in touch with the organizers.
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  • . She assists business owners in drafting marketing plans, packaging loans, and dealing with government agencies.

    The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles
  • | Media Contact Nicki Dixon 310-314-6037 News Art Institute Student Designs New Farmers’ Market Logo - (4/27/2005) (Santa Monica, CA – April 27, 2005) Graphic Design students at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles were given the chance to gain the attention of a very high profile client in our community – the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market.
  • . Laura Avery, Supervisor of the Farmers’ Market, and market staff worked closely with each student during the design process.
  • . “This was a great opportunity for our students, ” stated Caughey, Graphic Design Instructor, “especially having Laura and her staff work so closely with everyone in the class.” Pictured L to R: Laura Soloff - President of The Art Institute, Ray Valdiviezo - Graphic Design Student, Laura Avery - Supervisor of Santa Monica Farmers'Market, Susanne Manheimer - Graphic Design Academic Chair at The Art Institute.
  • . After several rounds of feedback and lots of hard work, Ray Valdiviezo’s designs (one featuring a tomato floating in the ocean to represent the sunset, and the other featuring a pea-pod in the ocean like a boat) were chosen to be the new image behind the popular market of fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Farm to School: Publications and Case Studies
  • . The Crunch Lunch Manual: A case study of the Davis Joint Unified School District Farmers Market Salad Bar Pilot Program and A fiscal Analysis Model.
  • . Direct Marketing to Schools— A New Opportunity for Family Farmers.
  • . Santa Monica Malibu Unified Scho ol District's Farmers Market Salad Bar Case Study .
  • . A Case Study of The Davis Farmers’ Market: Connecting Farms and Community .
  • . Innovative Marketing Opportunities for Small Farmers: Local Schools as Customers , USDA 2000.
  • . It is a comprehensive guide to direct marketing strategies and contains an extensive resource section of organizations and relevant publications.
  • . Procuring Produce for Farmers’ Market Salad Bar Programs in Southern California School Districts .
  • . A Case Study of The Davis Farmers’ Market: Connecting Farms and Community .
  • . : North Carolina Farm Fresh is a directory of pick-your-own farms, roadside farm markets, and farmers markets throughout North Carolina.

    Farmers Market Facts
  • 70 Farmers Market Facts From the Liveliest 70-Year Old in L.A.
  • . The original Farmers Market (no apostrophe!) was created in 1934 when 18 farmers parked their trucks on vacant land at Gilmore Ranch to sell fresh produce to “locals” who flocked to the location.
  • . Farmers Market was created by Roger Dahlhjelm, a businessman, and Fred Beck, an advertising copywriter – they approached the Gilmore family with “an idea.” The original merchants at the Market – the farmers who sold produce from the back of their trucks – paid 50 cents a day in rent.
  • . 68 years later, Magee’s is still serving Market patrons.
  • . Ultimate Nut & Candy arrived soon after the Market opened, and it’s still here.
  • . More than 90% of the Farmers Market shops and stalls are owner-operated.
  • . , which is just north of Farmers Market, sits on land which was part of the original Gilmore dairy farm.
  • . Farmers Market is home to 70 shops.
  • . Farmers Market and its individual merchants employ at least 500 people.

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    Creative Cow - Read Post - COW: News & Press Releases
  • . Hispanic Market Just launched Campaign created by Accentmarketing, Newly-named Hispanic Market AOR for Farmers Insurance (LOS ANGELES - June 9, 2006) As part of their first assignment, Accentmarketing developed a TV and Radio campaign featuring Edward James Olmos, who has seldom done commercial endorsements.
  • . My hope is that this new campaign will encourage the Hispanic community to secure quality insurance coverage.” Accentmarketing’s duties for Farmers Insurance Group include strategic planning and research, creative development and production, promotions, experiential marketing, as well as media planning and buying.
  • . This is the first ever multifaceted campaign launched by Farmers Insurance as they recognize the importance of the fast growing Hispanic market in the U.S.
  • . “We feel that our decision to partner with such an experienced and well respected Hispanic agency will have a positive impact on increasing Hispanics’ consideration of Farmers’ wide portfolio of insurance and financial services products, ” said Luisa Acosta-Franco, AVP Emerging Markets for Farmers.

    About Los Angeles
  • . New in 2004, is this replica at the Farmer's Market.
  • . (On the first Saturday in June, the Farmer's Market always hosts the Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, which honors the "Golden age" of racing and the first petroleum marketing.) Later came Gilmore Stadium, the first pro football team in LA.
  • . That's because Roger Dahlhjelm and Fred Beck, entrepreneurs trying to make the best of the Depression, approached Earl with their idea for the Market.
  • . The Farmer's Market — at 3rd & Fairfax — became a major landmark as well as a fun place to shop, eat, or hang out.
  • . The Farmers Market Office is even the place to get tickets to TV shows taped at CBS Studios (such as "Price is Right" ).

    Extension's Role with Farmers' Markets: Working with Farmers, Consumers, and Communities
  • . Department of Agriculture reports that two decades ago, less than 100 farmers' markets operated in the nation.
  • . The first directory, published in 1994, listed 1, 755 markets (Johnson & Bragg, 1998).
  • . Farmers' markets and other direct marketing venues were the norm during the 19th century, but lost popularity when refrigeration and improved transportation systems made it possible to ship produce long distances (Hughes & Mattson, 1995).
  • . Recent decades have seen a revival in farmers' markets as health conscious consumers demonstrated a desire to get the freshest produce possible (Hughes & Mattson, 1995).
  • . These surveys also indicate that consumers perceive the freshest produce to be available at direct markets like farmers' markets.
  • . The resurgence in farmers' markets is good news for consumers, communities, and farmers.
  • . This article explores the benefits of farmers' markets and ways that Extension educators can help support and sustain these efforts in their communities into the next century.

    Slow Food LA
  • . Posted to by Lisa, Author Appearances at the Hollywood Farmers Market SEE-LA, the organization behind the Hollywood Farmers Market, has alerted us to three upcoming author events.
  • . Saturday events: u-pick organic cherries and blueberries, farming and garden workshops, children's area, live music, farmers' market, artist marketplace, renewable energy, and fresh organic food Farm and garden workshops include: landscaping with native plants, permaculture for home gardeners, non-toxic gopher control, solar energy, artisan cheese tasting, and ice cream making.
  • . Sunday, June 4, 2006 from 10:00am to noon at the Slow Food/San Fernando Valley Booth at the Studio City Farmer's Market (Laurel Canyon at Radford).


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  • Enter your email address to receive our Weekly News Summary Struggling to Produce Developers Prop Up Arts District Farmers Market by Kathryn Maese With weekend amenities still few and far between for Downtown residents, and a grocery store a year away, a handful of Arts District organizers decided to host a Saturday farmers market with fresh bread, organic veggies and live jazz.
  • . Where were the hundreds of residents who had moved into Downtown's apartments and condos?"People told us that when you start a farmers market it takes two to three years to put its roots down, " said Tim Keating, president of the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA).
  • . Even more of a blow was timing - the opening of two nearby residential buildings filled with potential customers was delayed until early next year.Determined to keep the market afloat, LARABA has struck up an alliance with local housing developers to help promote the Saturday event with a $15, 000 marketing campaign.

    Back Issues Page
  • Celebrating locally grown produce Back Issues of Farmers Market Outlook [Click here to ] March (20 pgs.) Farmer Profile: Confessions of an avocado pusher; the 10 most frequently asked questions about avocados.
  • . In the Market: A farmers successful campaign on behalf of wild bees in San Luis Obispo County; different types of honey; storage apples; tomatoes for foggy climates; a new name for blood oranges; good smells sell food.
  • . Market News: Farmers warily eye infiltration of crafts; inspectors are all ears for illegal use of the word "organic"; split opinions aired at hearing on tougher farmers market regulations.
  • . (20 pgs.) In the Market: The search for seedless clementine tangerines; selling oysters and a philosophy about food safety; farming 'wild' mushrooms; cherimoya harvest has a mind of its own; the pepino is a Peruvian eggplant relative that tastes like cantaloupe.
  • . Market News: farmers defend unpasteurized juice; San Francisco market covets space in Ferry Building; one Orange County market gets the boot while others are born; state agriculture department proposes tough new rules on farmers selling for others.

    Community Food Security
  • Celebrating locally grown produce Food-security programs offer farmers and farmers markets an opportunity to broaden their customer base Food security is almost as much about education and 'consciousness- raising' as nutrition.
  • . What each box from the Gardena Market Basket program contained on Nov.
  • . plums In Search of Food Security Farmers Markets Are Helping to Create a New Urban Food Distribution System R esidents of a housing project in Watts are holding discussions about how to make money by selling the produce from a newly created community garden.
  • . Michelle Mascarenhas at the Gardena market Far to the north, in the city of Livingston in Merced County, about 50 households -- some migrant farm workers and some Hmong tribespeople -- receive a box each week of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by one of their neighbors.
  • . And in the City of Gardena in Los Angeles County, about 15 families are currently paying a small amount weekly to receive pre- packaged baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the local farmer’s market.

    News: June 8, 2006
  • . In 1996, in what detractors characterized as a “backroom deal, ” the once-blighted land was offered to developers for below market value without the approval of city council.
  • . Sustainable ag students learn about marketing Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Sustainable Agriculture program students in Pittstboro, North Carolina, received some real-world experience in organic farm production and farm business management over spring semester.
  • . Students grew and marketed their own plot of vegetables at the Pittsboro campus land lab and raised more than $500 during the spring semester by teaming with Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO), a locally-based marketing and distribution service for North Carolina.
  • . Sister market raises $6, 000 for Crescent City Farmers Market The Crescent City Farmers Market, bread and butter for farmers serving the population and surrounding area of New Orleans, reopened March 4, 2006, amidst many challenges following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

    Project for Public Spaces Announces Winners of Eleven Grants to Develop Farmers Market State/Regional Associations Throughout North America | Project for Public Spaces (PPS)
  • . The growth of farmers market networks and associations is a direct response to the rapid growth of farmers markets across the country.
  • . The number of farmers markets across the United States has increased by 65% in the last decade to an estimated 3, 700 today.
  • . Most farmers markets are started at the grassroots level with few resources from which to grow.
  • . Collectively, as part of metropolitan networks or statewide/regional associations, multiple farmers markets and/or public markets within one metropolitan area can be operated, sponsored, or facilitated by a single network.
  • . Markets can share operating costs, increase economic sustainability and enhance their viability in low-income communities, thereby improving farmersï¾’ profits.
  • . Networks can also develop broader community partnerships and effect change on a larger scale than individual markets might be able to.
  • . Associations have a broader reach than networks, and can also serve as advocates, helping to foster innovation at the local level, raising awareness of farmers marketsï¾’ ability to address issues of food security, health and nutrition, and community development, and building new partnerships to expand the number of farmers markets within a state or region.

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