Fresh From Westfield – New Market Opens – Christine Ferreira

Culver City area residents who are not able to make it to the Tuesday Culver City Farmers’ Market downtown now have a weekend option, the Culver South Certified Farmers’ Market, which is now open on Saturday mornings at Westfield Culver City from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.

Although the market started small last Saturday, it had a delicious variety of peaches, plums and nectarines and a table full of green, black and red grapes, along with a booth of vegetables and pots of fresh herbs.

The Farmers’ Market, which is sponsored by The Fox Hills Ladera Healthy Family Association, is located at the northeast corner of the parking lot of the Westfield Culver City Shopping Center at the intersection of Hannum and Slauson. There is plenty of parking in the mall parking lot.

The market is designed to create a central community melting pot for local residents interested in healthy living. In addition to the typical benefits of farmers markets, the Fox Hills Ladera Healthy Family Association hopes to educate the community of the value of farmers markets to the local economy and the environment. It will also encourage community volunteerism and seek the support of various organizations, businesses, officials and the media in welcoming this farmers market to the community.The American Red Cross had a booth on September 18 to take blood donations.

Editor’s Note- Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to buy fresh, healthy food, and get connected in your community. Remember to bring shopping bags, and check in with Crossroads for great seasonal recipes.

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