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Market Watch: Controversial picks at Santa Monica's Main Street farmers market
The Santa Monica Main Street farmers market is something of an anomaly. Farmers make up the overwhelming majority of the stands at the other three markets run by the city of Santa Monica, but the Sunday Main Street market is evenly divided between farmers on its northern side and prepared-foods and crafts vendors on the southern end. That's partly because it was established in 1995 in partnership with the local business improvement district, with the goal not only of bringing fresh produce to the community, but also of boosting foot traffic and serving as an outlet for local businesses.
By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2010