Thursday, April 17, 2014

Farmers Market Food Tour

We recently spent a delightful afternoon on a delicious and informative tour of the Original Farmers Market.
Melting Pot Food Tours offers several tours around 
Los Angeles. Learning while sampling small tastes of food was as fun as it sounds. The tour began with a bit of interesting history on the Gilmore family -  the founders of the market. The market began in 1934. It originally included a trout fishing pond and a drive in theater. The original family still owns the farmers market and they are involved with the operations.

The Farmers Market in another era

                   Ice cream - made the old fashioned way

                                                Mini tacos from Loteria Grill- muy delicious

We sampled Brazilian meat, homemade ice cream, old fashioned donuts, delectable toffee, artisan cheese, authentic tacos and peanut butter that was so fresh it was still warm from the grinder.
Our tour guide Renee was wonderful - knowledgeable and professional yet still very warm and friendly.
We learned that 23 cultures are represented at the farmers market.
It is such a popular meeting and dining location in L A that spaces rarely become available and there is no waiting list. Often vendors in the market hear about vacancies first so a few vendors operate several locations within the market.
Pryor Events are fans of Melting Pot Food Tours
We are looking forward to going on another tour soon. They  also offer tours in East L. A. and Old Town Pasadena as well as private tours.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie. Sorry it took me so long to acknowledge this lovely blog post about our Farmers Market tour. So pleased you had a chance to experience it! We look forward to hosting you on another tour again soon. Thank you so much for your post and photos!

    Warmest regards,
    Lisa Scalia, Proprietor
    Melting Pot Food Tours