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28 August, 2013

Help create a GMO-Free Zone in L.A.


The campaign to create a GMO-Free Zone in Los Angeles is on!

Here's how you can help:

1. Circulate petitions.  The letter is directed to members of Los Angeles City Council.  Sign it, and ask your friends and neighbors to sign.  Full voters-registration contact information is necessary to make the signatures count.  We are especially seeking signatures from areas of the City of Los Angeles that are not in West LA.


2. Volunteer.  SeedFreedomLA is coordinating people to go to farmers markets and community gardens in specific areas of the city, to collect signatures on the petition.  If you can help do this, please contact us.

3. Return the petitions.  Petitions are being collected by one of our coalition members, the Environmental Change-Makers.  All signatures need to be turned in by October 15, 2013 in order to count for the current effort.  You can mail or deliver the original copies (with original signatures) to:
Environmental Change-Makers, 6700 West 83rd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


david

01 August, 2013

A List of Farmers' Markets

This list is culled from an LA Times list, from 2007.  I have removed all the other county listings leaving only LA county entries.  If you can't grow it, the next stop is a local farmers' market.... 

Every day of the week, long-running and brand-new farmers markets bring just-picked produce to a neighborhood near you.

Markets accepting food-stamp electronic benefits transfer cards are indicated by the notation (EBT).
Mondays
Bellflower: Oak Street and Clark Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (562) 866-6609.
South Gate: South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard and Pinehurst Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (323) 774-0159.
West Hollywood: Plummer Park, north lot, 1200 N. Vista St. at Fountain Avenue, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (323) 848-6535.
Tuesdays
Culver City: Main Street between Venice and Culver boulevards, 2 to 7 p.m. (310) 739-5028.
Highland Park: Marmion Way at Avenue 57 (near Gold Line station), summer, 4 to 8 p.m., winter, 3 to 7 p.m. www.oldla.org (323) 255-5030.
Manhattan Beach: 13th Street between Valley and Morningside drives, noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. www.mbfarmersmarket.com 310 379-9901.
Norwalk: South side of Alondra Boulevard, west of Pioneer Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (562) 921-2321.
Pasadena (Villa Park): 363 E. Villa St. at Garfield Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EBT) (626) 449-0179.
Torrance: Wilson Park on Crenshaw Boulevard, between Carson Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 781-7520.
Wednesdays
Gardena: 1670 W.162nd St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 217-9537.
Hollywood (Sears): 5601 Santa Monica Boulevard, noon to 5:30 p.m. (EBT) (323) 463-3171.
Huntington Park: Salt Lake City Park, Bissell Street and East Florence Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EBT) www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org (866) 466-3834.
La Cienega (Kaiser): Kaiser West L.A., 6041 Cadillac Ave., 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EBT) (562) 495-1764.
Lawndale: 147th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard at City Hall, 2 to 7 p.m. (310) 679-3306
Los Angeles (Adams and Vermont): St. Agnes Church, West Adams Boulevard at Vermont Avenue, 2 to 6 p.m. (EBT) (323) 777-1755.
Los Angeles (downtown): 650 W. 5th St., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EBT) www.ccfm.com (818) 591-8161.
Northridge: Northridge Fashion Center, Tampa Avenue south of Plummer Street, April through Oct. 24, 5 to 9 p.m. (805) 643-6458.
San Dimas: 245 E. Bonita Ave., 5 to 9 p.m., April 2 through Sept. 24. www.sandimasfarmersmarket.com. (909) 581-4744.
Santa Monica: 2nd Street and Arizona Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EBT)www.smgov.net/farmers_market (310) 458-8712.
Westchester: Westchester Park at Lincoln Blvd. and La Tijera, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.www.westchesterfarmersmarket.com (310) 582-5850.
Whittier: Greenleaf Avenue between Philadelphia and Hadley streets. March 5 through 3rd week in October. 5 to 9 p.m. (562) 696-2662.
Chino Hills: McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Drive, 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. April 2 through Sept. 24 (909) 548-0868.
Thursdays
Carson: Community center parking lot, Carson Street between Bonita Street and Avalon Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 847-3584.
Century City: Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.ccfm.com(818) 591-8161.
El Segundo: Main Street between Holly and Pine avenues, 3 to 7 p.m. (310) 615-2649.
Glendale: 100 block of North Brand, between Wilson Avenue and Broadway Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (818) 548-2005.
Glendora: 140 S. Glendora Ave., 5 to 9 p.m. May 1 through Aug. 28. www.glendorafarmersmarket.com. (626) 593-9254.
La Cienega: La Cienega Plaza, 1801 S. La Cienega Blvd., 3 to 7 p.m.; 3 to 7:30 p.m. during daylight savings. (EBT) (562) 495-1764.
La Verne: Old Town La Verne, D Street and Bonita Avenue, April 3 through Aug. 28, 5 to 9 p.m. (626) 357-7442.
Long Beach (Uptown): Atlantic Ave and E 45th Way (Bixby Knolls area) 3 to 6:30 p.m. (EBT)www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org (866) 466-3834.
Los Angeles (Downtown Arts District / Little Tokyo): City Hall South lawn between Main and Spring Sts., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (213) 814-7164. http://www.downtownfarmersmarket.org
Los Angeles (Chinatown): 727 N. Hill St., 2 to 6 p.m. www.chinatownla.com (213) 680-0243.
Redondo Beach: Adjacent to Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade at the pier, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 372-1171, Ext. 2252.
Newhall: Market between Walnut and Main, 3 to 7 p.m. (661) 255-4347.
South Pasadena (Mission West): Meridian Avenue at Mission Street (Gold Line station), 4 to 8 p.m.; winter, 4 to 7 p.m. (626) 799-1327. http://www.ci.southpasadena.ca.us/about/farmersmarket.html
Westwood: Sepulveda Blvd at Constitution Ave (just north of Wilshire), noon to 6 p.m. (until sunset in winter), www.westwoodfarmersmarket.com (310) 861-8188.
Wilmington: Avalon Boulevard and L Street, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 834-8586.
Fridays
Covina: Civic Center Park, Citrus Avenue and School Street, 5 to 9 p.m. April through December.www.covinafarmersmarket.com (310) 621-0336.
Echo Park: Parking lot No. 663 on Logan Street south of Sunset Boulevard, 3 to 7 p.m. (EBT) (323) 463-3171.
Hermosa Beach: Valley Drive between 8th and 10th streets, noon to 4 p.m. (310) 379-1488.
Long Beach (downtown): CityPlace, on the Promenade between 4th and 5th streets, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EBT) www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org (866) 466-3834.
Los Angeles (downtown): 333 S. Hope St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (818) 591-8161.
Los Angeles (Eagle Rock): Merton and Caspar avenues, 5 to 9 p.m.
Monrovia: East Olive and South Myrtle avenues, 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 through Dec. 19; (626) 357-7442.
San Pedro: Old Town, Mesa and 6th streets, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (310) 832-7272.
Simi Valley: Simi Valley Town Center Mall, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, March through November, 3 to 8 p.m., (805) 643-6458.
Venice: Venice Way and Venice Boulevard, 7 to 11 a.m. www.venicefarmersmarket.com (310) 399-6690.
Whittier: Bailey Street between Greenleaf and Comstock avenues, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT) (562) 696-2662.
Saturdays
Burbank: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EBT) (626) 308-0457.
Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road, at Mulholland Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.ccfm.com(818) 591-8161.
Cerritos: Park Plaza and Towne Center drives, near the Performing Arts Center, 8 a.m. to noon. (EBT) www.Harborareafarmersmarkets.org (866) 466-3834.
Downey: Second Street between New St. and La Reina Ave. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://www.downeyca.org
Gardena: Hollypark United Methodist Church parking lot, 13000 S. Van Ness Ave., 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EBT) (323) 777-1755.
La Cañada Flintridge: 1346 Foothill Blvd., across from Memorial Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.www.ccfm.com (818) 591-8161.
Leimert: Degnan Boulevard and 43rd Street, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EBT) (323) 463-3171.
Los Angeles (Harambee): 5730 Crenshaw Blvd., north of Slauson Avenue, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (323) 292-5550; (323) 292-5558.
Pasadena (Victory Park): North Sierra Madre Boulevard and Paloma Street, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EBT) (626) 449-0179.
Pomona Valley: Pearl Street and Garey Avenue, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (EBT)(310) 621-0336.
Santa Monica (Pico): Virginia Avenue Park, corner of Pico and Cloverfield boulevards, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT) www.smgov.net/farmers_market (310) 458-8712.
Santa Monica (Saturday, organic): 3rd Street at Arizona Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT)www.smgov.net/farmers_market (310) 458-8712.
Silver Lake: 3700 Sunset Blvd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (323) 661-7771.
Torrance: Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 328-2809.
Walnut: Southlands Christian Schools campus, 1920 S. Brea Canyon Cutoff Road., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (909) 860-1904.
Westchester: Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Dr., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.westchesterfarmersmarket.com. (310) 582-5850.
Sundays
Alhambra: Monterey and East Bay State streets, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT) (626) 570-5081.
Atwater: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EBT) (323) 463-3171.
Beverly Hills: 9300 block of Civic Center Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 285-6830.www.beverlyhills.org
Brentwood: 741 Gretna Green Way, at San Vicente Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.ccfm.com(818) 591-8161.
Claremont: 2nd Street and Indian Hill Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (714) 345-3087.
Encino: 17400 Victory Blvd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (818) 708-6611. www.onegeneration.org
Hollywood: Ivar Avenue between Sunset and Hollywood boulevards, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT) (323) 463-3171.
Long Beach (Southeast): Parking lot of the Alamitos Bay Marina, East Marina Drive, south of East 2nd St., west of Pacific Coast Highway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EBT) www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org(866) 466-3834.
Los Angeles (Larchmont Village): 209 Larchmont Blvd., between 1st Street and Beverly Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.ccfm.com (818) 591-8161.
Los Angeles (Melrose Place): Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.ccfm.com(818) 591-8161.
Mar Vista: Venice Blvd. and Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (310) 861-4444.
Montrose (Harvest Market): 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.www.shopmontrose.com (818) 249-2499.
Pacific Palisades: 1037 Swarthmore Ave., at Sunset Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.ccfm.com (818) 591-8161.
Palos Verdes-Rolling Hills Estates: Peninsula Shopping Center, Hawthorne Boulevard at Silver Spur Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (310) 324-3994.
Santa Clarita: College of the Canyons, stadium parking lot 8, Valencia and Rockwell Canyon boulevards, 8:30 a.m. to noon. www.vccfarmersmarkets.com (805) 529-6266.
Santa Monica: 2640 Main St. at Ocean Park Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT)www.smgov.net/farmers_market (310) 458-8712.
Studio City: Ventura Place, between Ventura and Laurel Canyon Boulevards, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (818) 655-7744.
West Los Angeles: 11360 Santa Monica Blvd., at Purdue Avenue, behind the public library, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.westlafarmersmarket.com (310) 281-7855.
Westwood Village: Broxton Avenue between Weyburn and Kinross avenues, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (310) 739-5028

david