NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – North Hollywood’s Art District finally gets a Farmers Market to call their very own. This weekend the North Hollywood community was happy to gather and celebrate at the launch of NoHo Arts Districts weekly Farmers Market. It’s all thanks to one local NoHo resident, Jose Hernandez, who took his ideas to the Neighborhood counsel. Jose, along with his nonprofit organization and close colleagues, they have a beautiful plan to give back to the community. Jose’s mission is to provide fresh produce to the neighborhood and bring a diverse community together.
“The objective of this Market is to provide community awareness, healthy food options, accessibility and family fun.” – NohoArtsDistrict.com They really hit the mark with this one, being conveniently located to the North Hollywood Metro stop on the Red line. Located in front of Lankershim Elementary School on Bakman Street between Magnolia and Weddington. This open-air marketplace in addition to the usual array of fresh organics, there are multi cultural prepared and pre packaged food booths. This Saturday had a solid turnout, the neighborhood was ringing with the delight of this new event. NoHo is long overdue for this community togetherness so it looks as this event is sure to grow as the weeks ring along.
“The goal of the market, as envisioned by its founder, a NoHo resident, is not only to get good, fresh produce into the community, but to bring the area’s diverse residents together in a family-friendly space. The market, which will run Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have live music; produce and packaged food vendors; booths for crafters, artisans, and local small businesses; and even a dog-sitting station, says NoHoArtsDistrict.com.”
So if you missed the Grand Opening, check out what you missed, then come by Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Saturday after that.
SOURCE: http://laist.com/2011/09/22/noho_arts_district_gets_its_own_far.php and