Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Festival




This past weekend I was at the Original Farmers Market, 3rd and Fairfax for our once-a-month Saturday Stitch 'n Bitch meeting.  It was hot, hot, hot. It must have been 90 degrees at 10 o' clock in the morning! Ugh! The Market is decorated for next week's Fall Festival. Even though it doesn't feel much like Fall right now, hopefully, the weather will cool down a bit for next week's festivities.
I came upon a treasure trove of photographs of the Farmers Market Fall Festival in 1937 by Herman Schultheis on the LA Public Library's digital photo collection site. You will see that nothing much has changed at the Farmers Market in the past 75+ years! There are still strolling musicians during special events, vendors parading their products and little kids slurping ice-cream! The buildings at the Market haven't changed much either!

Butchers on Parade







I have not seen a live cow in the Market in the past 40 years!



All black and white photos by Herman Schultheis, 1937. Color photos by Ellen Bloom, 2015.
The Farmers Market is my second home. I'm so glad that we live close by this historical spot in our beautiful City of Los Angeles. Farmers Market is really the VORTEX of Los Angeles. 

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