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Farmers Market

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Well its been a while since I posted. So easy to get lazy with the writing. After my model train show I had some trouble figuring out what to do next. A guy I ran into at the train show mentioned a “world famous” farmers market in Los Angeles and if you enjoy them, then you need to go check it out.

Since I really didn’t have any particular destination in mind I decided to visit, even though it was a bit of a drive. It took several days of non stop driving to get there. It was a pretty uneventful drive and no issues getting there.

Thank God for GPS navigation for if you have ever been to LA you know what I nightmare driving is there. Luckily I found it without too much trouble.

Bob, the guy i met at the train show sure was right, the farmers market was amazing! There was every type of food product there! It was truly incredible. Just a brief list of things:

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Poultry
  • Meats and Sausage
  • Ice Cream
  • Bakery products
  • Seafood

And that is just a small sample of what is available. You could easily spend a few days wandering around having samples. I would make sure you go on an empty stomach so you can eat as much as you can.

Almost every popular restaurant was represented as well. Of course they all had free samples! The people manning the booths were extremely helpful and friendly and would answer all your questions. I was very interested in the puritan poultry exhibit. Being a person who loves chicken and eggs if was probably my favorite exhibit.

I have had some interest in raising backyard chickens I was interested in how he had started out and where he got the knowledge of chickens. He mentioned there are a lot of resources on the internet of course but the one he found pretty helpful for raising chickens was theurbanfarmer.org.

There is a lot of good info regarding how to pick the right breed of chicken, how to build a chicken coop and how to raise them. There is a lot to know about chickens, more than I thought.

Well on to my next adventure.