Boyle Heights Farmers Market

The first of weekly Friday farmers markets at Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza launched last week to the sounds of boleros and sweet scents of fresh produce.  Vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables from Oxnard, roasted peanuts by the Tiny Peanut Factory, homemade soaps and oils, Chicano-themed art, aguas frescas and coffee were accompanied by live mariachi music and a deejay from 92.3 The Beat.  The vendors were small in number but the liveliness of the homegrown crowd were enough to keep the market in residence at the corner of 1st and Bailey.  Market organizer, Juan Romero, who also owns and operates Primera Taza coffeehouse – a pebbles throw from Mariachi Plaza – says number of vendors will grow in the next few weeks.  The market offers a great family atmosphere and an alternative in grocery shopping. Check it out!

7 thoughts on “Boyle Heights Farmers Market

  1. It was great! I made a strawberry liquado from the fresas that I bought at the FM…Hmmmm….So yummy.. I plan to go to the next one too. As pointed out, there were very few vendors…Hope to see more soon.

    Incase you missed the roasted peanuts, check em out…They are so good and go hand in hand with a cold beer. Also, someone please alert the cupcake people that bringing a few amount of cupcakes(about 15) doesn’t cut it in Boyle Heights…More please…Overall good food, good music, good vibes.

  2. boyle heights needs to get the cupcake vendor from el sereno farmer’s market – mardy’s munchies. best cupcakes and baked goods in l.a.

  3. Yes I passed by a little too late since I work but I liked it a lot and believe it’s got lots of potential 🙂

    Bought an agua and a huge bag o’ peanuts. Mm warm and toasty 😀

  4. It was great to see this come about in Boyle Heights. I grew up in this area and i’m so excited to see the very positive changes happening all around for this great community. I am very excited about “finally” getting a farmers market here, seems they have them everywhere else! I bought lots of strawberries and blueberries, avocado and sage..yes sage!! I dont know how missed the peanuts..i look for them this coming friday! Hope everyone can come out to support. I didn’t see any kettle corn…perhaps i was just to excited about it all…will keep my eye out for that too!

  5. Congrats on a Farmers’ Market, but WHY IS BOYLE HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET THE SAME DAY AS EL SERENO’S? THEY ARE WITHIN THE SAME DISTRICT. SHAME ON HUIZAR’S OFFICE FOR SUCH BAD PLANNING & MAKING EL SERENO THE STEP-CHILD THEY ALWAYS ARE BEING TREATED AS. BTW, EL SERENO STARTED THEIR FARMER’S MARKET IN MAY!

  6. Been there every week now. Just like I thought, it’s doubled if almost tripled in the amount of vendors it seems…Dang, I forgot to get the cupcakes >:I Next time. It’s my new friday ritual conveniently located right outside my metro stop when I get off of work. Plus, I’m loving the variety of stalls 🙂 Peanuts, popcorn, smoothies, fruit/veggies, jewelry, honey, cupcakes, pupusas, hand made soaps, face painting, hummus, whew! Im going on and on hehe

  7. @therese

    Though El Sereno and Boyle Heights are both in the same district, they are different neighborhoods. Each with a large population of its own, especially Boyle Heights. As a BH resident i would probably never go to the El Serano farmers market. too much out of the way. The BH farmers market is walking distance. Personally i think that Boyle Heights could support two farmers markets, one on the northern end one on the southern end.

    Also i dont think Huizar had anythingto do with the planning. I think this is all community leaders work.

  8. I love this place after work, I can wind down by browsing all the cool jewery and munching on the hot cooked peanuts, sitting and watching the entertainment on stage or just watching the kids have fun, come and see how the City of Boyle Heights is the place to be on a Friday night at the Mariache Plaza

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