The Hollywood Farmers Market was granted a 90-day extension on its street closure permits last Friday, which could allow the popular produce hub to operate as normal for three more months, an early victory in its battle that began when Hollywood L.A. Film School wanted the permits gone so it could have unfettered access to its parking lot. So who made this happen? You did, legion of locavores! But stay alert, because the battle’s still brewing. What’s the latest?
SEE-LA, who organize the market, announce on Slow Food L.A. that Council President Eric Garcetti, who expresses support for the market, received over 1,000 emails and phone calls in 24 hours. The extension allows organizers time to consider alternative streets where the potentially cast-off vendors could go, and even expand the market’s offerings in time. But with the fight not over yet, See-LA is encouraging its newly-organized battalion of supporters to stay involved and informed, lest they need besiege Garcetti’s office with pleas yet again. With Hollywood Film School yet to sign off on the extension, it could be the fight is just beginning here.
Stay involved at: Slow Food L.A.
Earlier: L.A.’s Locavores Could Lose Seven Farmers Markets If Hollywood Film School Gets Its Way [Grub Street]