A long-awaited farmers market slated to meet Wednesday afternoons at will start up on May 30, according to the market organizer.
The market will run from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday, according to Joseph Shuldiner, the market organizer. He said he would have more information to release soon on vendors and will be able to answer more questions soon. A formal announcement will be made at next Tuesday's Town Council meeting, he added.
Shuldiner, who was an active organizer of the has said the market is also intended to help local restaurant owners get fresh produce and other food products. He said he believes that the vendors he has selected can "firmly establish Altadena as the epicenter of the burgeoning urban food movement."
The farmer market proposal for Loma Alta was . After having , in , who besides having the connection to the underground market, is also the director of the Los Angeles-based Institute of Domestic Technology, which hosts food-making workshops and other events around the county.
Shuldiner was actively negotiating with the County Parks and Recreation Department over the market since last August. Department officials initially took charge of finding a vendor to start up the market, a decision made with the backing of the Altadena Town Council.
The process dragged on much longer than either side predicted, but last month Shuldiner enlisted the aid of the local non-profit Altadena Heritage to sponsor the event, a move designed to help reduce fees that would be paid to the county.
Shuldiner has previously announced tentative commitments from the following vendors: