It’s tomato time at the Farmers’ Market in Hollywood (along Ivar and Selma Avenues between Hollywood and Sunset in Los Angeles, California).
Although the market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday and on August 18, 2013, they had the annual Tomato Fest 2013. In the center of the market between 9 a.m. and noon, visitors can sample all of the tomato varieties available in the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market, founded in 1991, hosts 160 farmers, producers and food artisans.
At the market, Elser’s Country Farm offers the most exquisite sampling of what a tomato can and should be. Shoppers may taste and purchase from a selection of heirloom tomatoes that include Summer Cider (intense sweet,) Valhalla (rare deep pink,) and Cherokee Green (amber green with rich flavor.) They also have Black Ethiopian varietals which are actually an old Russian heirloom variety that has an exceptional, rich fruity yet tangy taste.
During the festival, shoppers may taste tomatoes from such varieties as Purple Cherokee, Persimmon, Yellow Brandywine, Sungold, Green Zebras, Black Cherry and Red Romas.
Chefs from nearby restaurants will participate.
Parking: Cinerama Dome: validation available at the information booth at Ivar and DeLongpre avenues. Metered parking: Check parking enforcement signs. Some meters free until 11 a.m. on Sundays.
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