Friday, December 17, 2010

Altadena Urban Farmers Market - Sunday Dec. 19

This Sunday brings the third Altadena Urban Farmers Market. It all starts at 1 pm at the Zane Grey Estate, at East Mariposa St. and Marengo Ave.

You can go to the market's Facebook for the latest information about vendors. Prolific blogger Victor Caballero has a great review of the October market here and photos of the November market here.

This market is something you really should do. You'll be supporting an emerging local economy and, even if just for a moment, disengaging from all the wasteful trappings of commerce as we typically know it.

You'll find wonderful handmade foods and products - all locally produced and all first rate. The folks who run this thing make the best goat cheese in the county and they've scouted out other top quality local vendors. The range of offerings has expanded each month, but already includes cheese, coffee, honey, breads, garden produce, eggs, plants, soaps, bbq sauce, granola, and home remedies -- all of which you can purchase directly from the person that made the product. It doesn't get any better than that.

And, when you go, please visit my wife's table. Marcia has a line of items that she's made for our family for years and is now offering through her new business, HomeBody Botanicals. It is all nontoxic and all made right here in our kitchen. So far, she offers detergent, household cleaner, salves and skin treatments. She will also have her Fire Cider, a traditional anti-cold remedy that has been infusing for weeks. It is strong stuff, but works when you've got a tickle in the back of your throat.


Cafe Pasadena said...

I was gonna ask if you've gone but I think I know the answer.I'm wundering how this compares to our other local farmer markets?

Michael Coppess said...

It is different from the weekly farmers markets. I'd call this a hyper local market with small vendors. I don't know that you'd find any of the vendors that are on the weekly farmer's market circuits. But, I am thinking the coffee and food should be up your alley CP!

Mrs. East of Allen said...

Mrs. East of Allen here. :) The vendors at the AUFM make or grow the items they sell. They are also, for the most part, organically grown or produced. You ought to hop over tomorrow. It is an impressive array of talent that is on display there!

Michael Coppess said...

Sunday, 11 AM. We're set up and so are the other vendors. Yeah, it is raining, but everyone has ez ups so folks should be able to go to table to table without getting too wet.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Very cool. I was under the impression that Altadena Urban Farmers market was a produce trade between neighbors. Thanks for clarifying. I'll try to make the next one.

Good luck Mrs East of Allen

Michael Coppess said...

Thank you PA!!!