Want to buy a pumpkin to help celebrate the season? For a classic sort of experience, visit an iconic LA location — The Original Farmers Market — this Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch returns to the Market Plaza with a variety of pumpkins, both large and small, to bring home for carving and decorating.
Donate $5 or more and you’ll receive a pumpkin-decorating kit with craft supplies, along with a mini pumpkin. Pumpkin patch proceeds go to The Salvation Army COVID-19 relief fund.
In addition, a pickle pop-up from gourmet pickle purveyors Kaylin & Hobbs will be at the Market Plaza’s East Side from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. This Vancouver-based company offers unusual pickle flavors like jalapeno, horseradish, honey mustard, half sour, and more.
Also, Rick’s Produce Market (located in Virgil Village) just opened a pop-up at the Farmers Market. Featuring produce from his family’s farm in Fallbrook, Rick’s is renowned for its seasonal and organic produce. Freshly made smoothies, salads, and fruit bowls will also be available at this location in stall 328.
Due to COVID, the Farmers Market won’t be hosting its annual fall festival, but the plaza will be decorated in festive autumnal decor, making for good family photos and Instagrammable moments. Crowd control and mask-wearing guidelines will make for safe social distancing. More information about the Original Farmers Market can be found here.