Byline: Ambrosia Brody
MARINA DEL REY — A newly launched farmer’s market now offers marina tenants and visiting boaters an opportunity to reprovision their galleys with fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and many other items every Thursday.
Launched in April, the Marina del Rey Farmer’s Market features fresh, locally grown, organically grown and conventionally raised fruits and vegetables, along with a variety of prepared foods, meat, baked goods, coffee, tea and cut flowers. Residents, visitors and vessel owners can shop for the week and pick up something for lunch during the market’s hours of operation.
“We had heard from members of the community that they would like a farmer’s market, and we wanted to be responsive to that,” said Carol Baker, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. “It’s a way to kick-start the weekend early, by having Tasty Thursdays in Marina del Rey.”
“Tasty Thursdays” brings the Farmer’s Market at lunchtime and gourmet food trucks in the evening, providing a variety of dining options. The “Beach Eats” gourmet food truck event runs from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday. Trucks participating include Roll ‘n’ Lobster and Holy Aioli.
Baker estimates 15 to 25 vendors will be at the market each week.
Access from the water will be available during summer beginning in June, when the Marina del Rey Waterbus is in operation. The Marina del Rey Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., every Thursday at Marina Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way. Parking is available in Lot #10 at a rate of 25 cents for 15 minutes.
For more information, call (310) 305-9545 or visit marinadelrey.lacounty.gov.