Victory Park Farmers Market, Pasadena, Calif.

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011

Pasadena Farmers Market

This market is the largest of three that are sponsored by the City of Pasadena recreation department and managed, under city contract, by an association that opened its first farmers market more than 30 years ago in 1980 in Villa Park. The Victory Park market on Saturdays was started in 1984 and is not only one of the oldest in the Los Angeles area but is also one of the biggest. I last visited on August 22, 2009.

– Mark Thompson

Victory Park
Sierra Madre and Paloma / map
Pasadena, Calif.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(626) 449-0179

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What I Bought

Buddha's hand citron and other citrus fruits
(clockwise from upper left) Buddha’s hand citron, pomelo, satsumas, Tahitian limes, key limes
Price: $5 for the citron
$3 for the pomelo
$1 for 4 Tahitian limes
$1 for 7 key limes
$2/lb. for satsumas

tomatoes and cherimoyas
Cherimoyas and tomatoes
Price: $3.50/ lb. for cherimoyas

The tomatoes are showing signs the cold, wet weather that has settled in around here. Tomatoes won’t be around for much longer.

sweet potato varieties
(left to right) Japanese yam, yellow yam, sweet potato
fingerling potatoes, carrots
Price: $2/lb. for Japanese yam
$1/yam and sweet potato