We all want to go everywhere and have hassle-free parking, including in the NoHo Arts District. Well we'd just settle for parking in North Hollywood and deal with the hassle part. I went to the NoHo Farmers Market when they first opened and I had a terrible time finding a place to park. I parked several blocks away and carried my over-flowing shopping bags back to the car. It was no picnic.
Mark your calendars, NoHo! On Saturday, October 1, North Hollywood will get it's very own Farmers Market. It will be open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm, year round, rain or shine, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District at 5200 Bakman (between Lankershim and Tujunga) at the corner of Magnolia, with street closure north to Weddington.
Jose Hernandez, a local NoHo resident, went to the Neighborhood Council with the idea of a kid/family friendly, sustainable Community Market that would not only provide fresh produce to our neighborhood but to bring our diverse community together. Jose's non-profit (which is sponsoring the event) is looking forward to giving back to the community with ideas such as FREE movie nights in the summer...refreshments included!
The Council voted unanimously to support the project, as the community had longed for a local market for many years. Jose asked Carol Wyner, Community Activist/Advocate to spearhead the project. Along with his life-long friend and business partner, Eddie Jimenez, the dream has finally come to fruition.
Being a Community Market, in addition to the usual Farmers Market fare of fresh organics, many multi-cultural prepared and pre-packaged food booths will share space with artists, crafters and local small businesses. There will be live music from California Pop and Jazz Council's seasoned vocalists and musicians, entertaining weekly. Additionally there will be a fabulous 10-piece Mirimba Band entertaining at the other end. Local musical artists will be welcome to rotate into the weekly calender, and many of our local non-profits will be there to spread awaremess of the many FREE services available to the community. A doggie sitting booth will also be available.
We are extremely grateful for the support of Mary Garcia, President of the Mid-town NoHo Neighborhood Council, Alice Roth of the office of Coucilmember Tom LaBonge, Katie of the NoHo Business Improvement District, Dino of NoHo Diner/Sittons, Ed Levy of The Federal Bar, Principlal Jose Razo of Lankershim Elementary, NohoArtsDistrict.com and our beloved local Police and Fire departments.
The objective of this Market is to provide community awareness, healthy food options, accessibility and family fun.