Hollywood Farmers’ Market
For at least 15 years my family has been coming to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.
My husband, amazing cook that he is, obviously goes for the produce. He likes talking to the fish ladies and going to all his favorite places to buy tomatoes or whatever.
The brussels sprouts he buys to humor me (they’re not his favorite) though now after eating the Crispy Brussels Leaves at La Poubelle, I may have finally converted him (or La Poubelle has, anyway). I just want to know whose job it is to peel those things…have you seen how small a brussels sprout leaf is?
I like the produce too but let’s face it, I’m really going to ogle the plants at World Wide Exotics at the corner of Ivar and Selma or stopping by to chat with Jimmy Williams to see what new seedlings he has.
And I always love finding little things that surprise me like these lovely little walnut shell plantings at the La Nogalera Walnut Oil stall.
But today we were really surprised. There is a new addition to this fledgling arty area of Hollywood just flanking Cahuenga Blvd. This sandwich board beckoned us down an alley…
…which is called EaCa Alley (East Cahuenga Pedestrian Alley).
There were street vendors and artists.
And you could even get your hair cut au natural (I loved that!)
There were clever plantings to green things up and mask the “not as lovely” areas beyond.
And I really liked these wall mounted planters (though I would have painted out the brackets on the bottom).
All in all, it was like a little European shopping street right in my own town of Hollywood. How great it that? Of course the German tourists we had with us were totally unimpressed…they were just hoping to see Brad Pitt.
Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Every Sunday from 8am to 1pm.