Cookbook Exchange at the Altadena Urban Farmers Market

Nov 15, 2010

Actual fruits and vegetables.

It turns out Altadena, to the surprise of almost no-one, is full of backyard farmers—especially backyard chicken farmers. Last month, these industrious suburban homesteaders gathered at the Zane Grey Estate to sell their produce at an “underground” (because held on private land) farmers’ market. We didn’t write about it then because we didn’t want to alert the Fuzz to their shady dealings, but since they seem to have no qualms about publicizing their second outing—this Sunday!—neither will we. Three hundred thirty-some people attended the October market, so this one is likely to be bigger and better.

A new addition this month is a cookbook exchange booth, organized by Joseph Shuldiner. The idea is simple and elegant: bring a book, take a book. They needn’t be cookbooks, either—memoirs, reference books, and books with food items in the title are all fine. We’ll be unloading a Paula Deen title we received from a loopy aunt last Christmas.

Cookbook Exchange at the Altadena Urban Farmers Market
Sunday, November 21, 1 – 4 p.m.
The Zane Grey Estate
396 E. Mariposa St., Altadena



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