Asian vegetables, locally-produced honey, and face painting will be featured at Monterey Park’s new farmer’s market opening this Friday from 4pm-8pm in the Bruggemeyer Library parking lot, Eastern Group Publications reports.
At a recent community meeting, residents and potential vendors gave feedback that ranged from offering quality produce to catering to the city’s diverse population. Anderson says he will observe what people buy on Friday night and use that information to guide recruitment of farmers and vendors.
“My focus will always be on the community. Monterey Park is a diverse area with diverse needs. My job is to balance those needs,” Anderson says.
Friday’s debut event will feature booths from local businesses, organizations and as many as twelve farmers, including Arnett Farms, a stone fruit and citrus farm; honey from the Inglewood-based Energy Bee; an orchid seller; and two Asian vegetable farmers from Fresno.
Alhambra Source community contributor Jesse Chang is the market's assistant manager, and contributor Ian Dale will be creating a mural at Friday's market. Other members of Alhambra Source will be there — stop by and say hello!