Farmers Market Griffith Park

The Autry Farmers Market Comes to Griffith Park – Sponsored by L.A. City Farm

Grand Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012 Every Saturday thereafter, 8:00 a.m.–Noon New Saturday Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

New Summer Museum Hours!

The Autry National Center announces the launch of a new weekly farmers market on its Griffith Park campus, which kicks off on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the park, across from the L.A. Zoo, Griffith Observatory Satellite, and the Municipal Golf Course, this unique setting will host a unique farmers market with organic produce, dining options, and family fun.

The Autry Farmers Market will offer a great selection of organic and conventional produce from local farmers, specialty foods, hot food, fresh-cut flowers, and baked goods. The market will have roughly 16 local and organic farmers as well as a wide variety of prepackaged food vendors offering gourmet cheeses, hummus, honey, almond butter, and more. Confirmed vendors include Tutti Frutti Farms, Underwood Family Farms, Avila & Sons Farms, Milkman Artisan Cheeses, Homeboy Bakery, Novy Ranch, Cobblermania, and Longshot Espresso.

A wide selection of freshly prepared foods by Heirloom LA, Global Soul, and the Crepe Kitchen will also be available to tempt shoppers’ palates. Plus, Autry members enjoy a 10% discount when they show their membership card at any of the vendor booths. The Autry Cafe will feature a Mimosa bar, and everyone can enjoy live music and family games such as ping pong and bocce ball.

The Autry doors will now open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays for Autry Farmers Market shoppers. Sundays will continue to operate from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until new hours take effect for the summer months of July and August. Summer hours are now Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; and Sundays: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The Autry Cafe opens Tuesdays–Fridays at 9:00 a.m.; Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.; and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

About L.A. City Farm

L.A. City Farm is a California not-for-profit company. Our goal is to make locally farmed organic produce and prepared foods more easily available to Southern California communities. Supporting local farmers encourages a healthier quality of life, as well as a more sustainable culture. At L.A. City Farm we strive to bring the farm to you. Wherever you work, live, or play, there’s always room to make sure that healthier organic food is just a few steps away. For more information about L.A. City Farm, visit www.lacityfarm.org.

About the Autry National Center

The Autry is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry Institute includes two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine the contemporary human condition through the lens of the historical Western experience and explore critical issues in society.

Effective April 28, 2012, museum hours will be as follows:

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (please note the Saturday shift)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (no change except see below re: Summer Hours)

Closed Mondays except Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day

Summer Hours (July–August only):

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (note new close hours)

The Autry Cafe opens at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

The Autry Store opens at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Visit TheAutry.org for more information.

Museum admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors 60+, $4 for children ages 3–12, and free for Autry members, veterans, and children age 2 and under. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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