Farmers Market

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The Sunset Silverlake Charitable Foundation is opening an Arts District Farmers Market.

Organization director Micheal McKinley, who has run the Silver Lake Farmers Market for 14 years, will debut the Arts District market on Sunday, Oct. 6, on Garey between Second and Third streets. McKinley, who lives in Silver Lake but owns a condo on Traction Avenue, said people who he sees in the Arts District kept asking when he would bring a market to the east side of Downtown.

“People seemed to want it, that’s what motivated this,” he said on Thursday.

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McKinley expects to have 20-25 vendors selling certified organic fruits and vegetables. Other booths will sell vintage clothes, flowers, arts and crafts and what a flyer nebulously describes as “ethnic food.” McKinley plans to tailor the items to what the neighborhood wants, so if something isn’t working, or if there is a high demand for a specific kind of food, the nonprofit will work to bring it in, he said.

McKinley anticipates closing Garey Street and holding the event every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

donna@downtownnews.com

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