BonBonBar at the Century City Farmers Market

I’ve been so busy recently, I’ll post more soon… but just to let everyone know that I’ll be selling all of my products every Thursday at the Century City Farmers Market btw 11am-2pm (the hours on the website are out of date). It’s my first farmers market, and I’m super excited to sell directly to people on a regular basis and get to know customers face-to-face. And it turns that I can (just) fit a canopy tent and two small tables into my l’il Beetle along with my products, and me.

So, stop by if you have a chance! This Thursday, July 3, might be a good time, because I suspect that most people who work in the area will be leaving early and it’s going to be a pretty sparse day… so I’ll have time to talk. 🙂

And I want to add a weekend market in a residential area once I can find one that has an opening for a confectioner and is the right fit. I’d like to stay within the central L.A. area. Santa Monica markets are all impossible for me to get into, as are some of the more popular ones, too, for now… I wouldn’t mind going to the Valley, except that it’s significantly hotter there… So I’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and I also look forward to blogging about what it’s like to be a vendor at a farmers market.

8 Responses to “BonBonBar at the Century City Farmers Market”

  1. David Says:

    Congratulations on getting into your first farmers market. I look forward to reading your observations from the vendor’s side of the stall.

  2. fattypr Says:

    CONGRATS! I can’t wait to see pics of your stand!

  3. Nina Says:

    Thanks! Pic’s and observations definitely forthcoming! 🙂

  4. Mandy Says:

    La Canada Flintridge (“home”, where I haven’t lived in almost 5 years…) is a nice community with a Saturday market. It’s relatively affluent, so your gourmet wares might appeal to the shoppers there. I don’t know what the current status of the market is, but they are putting in a “town center” and I think that they will likely expand the market too. But it is a drive from central LA.

    I would kill for local CA produce right now. Yes, things are finally coming in up here in Seattle (stupid weather…), but it doesn’t hold a candle to the year-round bounty of SoCal…

    May you be “the belle of the ball” at Century City! 😉

  5. Bek Says:

    Hi Nina!

    Congrats on the next big step.
    Here in Canada we are just getting on the farmer’s market bandwagon.
    I miss the ferry buildng and the St Helena market so much!

    I hope your first day went well!

  6. Nina Says:

    Mandy – Thanks! I hadn’t considered La Canada Flintridge (in fact, I just mapped). It is a little far out, but if other markets don’t have room, I might just give it a shot.

    And yeah, not to make you jealous, but we’re swimming in stone fruit right now! BUT I hear that Seattle gets a lot of rhubarb, which is difficult to find here in good quality, let alone locally grown… so I do envy you that!

    Bek – Thank you! And yeah…. as much as I love the markets down here, sometimes I wish I could pop over to either of those markets… And omg, Oxbow Market opened in Napa, with a Fatted Calf store! If I still lived there, I’d have gained 10 pounds from their bacon alone. And I think I heard that there will be/is a permanent farmers market there, too.

  7. G Says:

    Fatted Calf bacon is indeed excellent. At Oxbow, there’s one inside vendor with veggies, but there’s also farmer’s markets in the COPIA parking lot on Wednesday and Saturday. I only ever saw one produce table on the walkway alongside Oxbow–and that was mixed citrus when the market was first open. I don’t know if the Wednesday/Saturday market is the “permanent” market. Downtown Chef’s Market is Thursday evening now, rather than Friday.

  8. Nina Says:

    G – Oh, I thought I read that the 10 outdoor stalls had produce now, but I guess not.

    I only ever went to the Saturday market on the first day it opened for the season and caught the end of the Downtown market once…. Neither was a good representation, I don’t think…. Sigh….. Too bad when I visit in the future, I most likely won’t be able to cook from the markets up there…

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