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Original Farmers Market comes alive for the Taste event Los Angeles

Firefighters are not only renowned for their courage and dedication, they're also famous for their world-class cooking.

The Original Farmers Market came alive on Tuesday, July 24 from 5-9pm for the "10th Annual Taste of Farmers Market". Guests enjoyed a "full" evening of mouth-watering tastes from over 50 of the Market's top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries. Celebrating 84 years of great food and wine right here on the corner of Fairfax and third.

Just some of the eateries and their offerings included:

Gumbo by Gumbo Ya-Ya, Paella by Sur La Table, Boreka by The Village, Chicken Satay by Singapore Banana Leaf, Kung Pao Chicken by Peking kitchen, La Bastille Crepe by French Crepe Company, Four Cheese Macaroni by Du-Pars, Tuna Tartare by Marmalade Café, Mini Cheese sampler by Monsieur Marcel, Wabi-Sabi Buns by Sushi A Go Go, hot dogs by Phil's' deli, Falafel by Moishe's restaurant, Mushrooms Empanadas by Nonnas's, Cheese bread sandwiches by Pampas Grill, Chicken Bites by Fritzy Coop and Ruben sandwiches by Magee's kitchen.

There were plenty of mouth-watering desserts to be enjoyed as well. Some of these included:

Mini Cookie Dough Cones by Dylan's Candy Bar, Rosebud mints by Little John's Toffee, Mini Waffle shot cone by Zia Valentine, assorted fruit smoothies by The Salas bar, Mini Ice Cream floats by The Refresher, Strawberry Ice Cream by Local Ice, 2 scoops of Ice Cream by Bennett's Ice Cream, Buttermilk Cake Donut Holes by Bob's Donuts, Calendula Dusted Citrus Scones by Kiehls and Golden Milk tea by Dragunarra Spice Bazaar.

There were plenty of libations on offer as well that the guests enjoyed such as:

Rancho Sisquoc Sauvignon Blanc, River Red or Buttonwood Rose from E.B Wine and Beer, Figueroa Mountain Pilsner from Bar 326. For those wanting a Non – alcoholic option, there was plenty to choose from: Lemonade by Coffee Corner and Greenhouse, Soft drinks by Charlie's Coffee shop, Bennett's Ice Cream and The Refresher, Iced tea by Bob's Donuts and flavored soda by Local Ice.

Smooth tunes were provided by "The California Dreams"- Acapella hits from the 60's 70's and 80's by the Sunset Singers.

This "Taste of Farmers Market" featured an extra special Partner, the "First-In Fire Foundation," a Los Angeles-based Organization dedicated to connecting citizens with Neighborhood fire stations. The event proudly saluted the

brave firefighters from Station 61 and 68, local LAFD fire houses.

Firefighters are not only renowned for their courage and dedication, they're also famous for their world-class cooking.

Therefore, this year they were invited them to bring along several of their favorite "Firehouse Chili" recipes (meat & veggie versions)

along with a shiny red firetruck for family photo opportunities.

The First-In Fire Foundation sponsored a community table with craft activities for kids and emergency preparedness information.

Support from this event will help the local fire stations

with much-needed equipment, repairs and upkeep. Guests were encouraged to become an active friend and supporter by

visiting the First-In Fire Foundation community table on the Plaza, and giving the firefighters their heartfelt thanks.

The Taste of Farmers Market this year was a wonderful gathering of people over great food and wine, brining the community together and raising awareness and resources for a wonderful local cause, the lapd fire fighters. It was enjoyed by all and left a great thirst in the attendees for next year's event.


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