It’s that time — Mardi Gras. It is Fat Tuesday today, and that means only one thing. You eat what you want, and eat a lot of it. You eat anything and everything to the point of almost being sinful. A sort of “last hurrah” before the lent season. There is no other place to do this other than at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. They have festivities going on all day celebrating Mardi Gras, and it is their 22nd Annual celebration. There are concerts, bead throwing, costume contests, and activities for kids.
People go crazy on Mardi Gras — I don’t understand it. Instead of talking about all of the crazy people walking down New Orleans Square, I will be talking about the most important part about Marti Gras and the Farmers Market — the food.
The Los Angeles Farmers Market has a rich historical background. In July of 1934, a gathering of local farmers was held on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. They sold fruits, vegetables and other varieties out of their own trucks. As the venue started to gain popularity, the Farmers Market started to grow — It became the center of everything. Today, it holds all kinds of food markets and restaurants from every variety. Their over 20 shops, and over 35 places to eat covers everything you can think of. You can buy exotic food stuffs from cheeses, meats, vegetables, and nuts. You can also eat from almost any part of the world right in the marketplace. It’s no wonder why people consider this the Original Farmer’s Market. Being connected to The Grove is an added plus, as there are many shops and more restaurants to choose from.
When blogging about food, especially in Los Angeles, The Farmers Market has to be on the pedastal of it all. They hold celebrations depending on the season, and everything is connected and celebrated with respect to food. Even though they aren’t having a Mardi Gras celebration, it is still a place worth visiting. It is a historical landmark in Los Angeles and a landmark relating to food as well.
Los Angeles Farmers Market 6301 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3154
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm