Showing posts from October 22, 2010

Support Your Local Farmer's Market

Reports of the farmer's market's death have been greatly exaggerated. The Granada Hills Farmer's market is in fact still going — well, not strong exactly — but still going. The excitement of a new farmer's market in town has decreased with the temperatures, and the number of vendors at the market, held at the Masonic temple on Rinaldi between Hayvenhurst and Woodley, has dwindled precipitously. The good news is that you can still buy fresh, organic, locally grown produce at the market, it's still right here in Granada Hills, and it's still at better than Whole Foods prices. And with the fair-weather Northridge Farmer's market about to go dark (it's last day will be October 28), and in this time of fall produce, it's nice to have a year-round option. Ric, the market's manager, said that space rental prices for vendors have remained the same since the market's opening, but groused that impatient vendors hadn't given the fledgling market a

A Free Poke In A Pretty Park

Tomorrow, October 23, from 9am to 1pm, visit the Community Health And Safety Fair at The Japanese Garden to get a flu shot for free (while supplies last). If you've never been to the garden, this is a good excuse to head over and see one of our area's most easy-to-reach treasures. The Japanese Garden is located at 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys.