Lots more people, that's for sure. I had to circle a few times to find a parking spot.
Which meant the market itself was pretty crowded too.
I also noticed a lot more prepared food stalls.
Kimchee and fresh fish?!
There were lines for pretty much every single food booth.
Crepes too. How fancy!
I noticed a lot of families. Nothing brings out the kids like bubbles.
I just love how enthralled the kids all looked.
After a quick walk-through, I located the fruits and vegetables. The prepared food booths and performers make the South Pasadena farmers' market a great place to take your kids on a weeknight for dinner and entertainment. I noticed lots of people brought blankets and picnicked, but I was there to do my grocery shopping.
Unfortunately, the selection was pretty sparse.
The reason I like Alhambra's farmers' market is that there are more Asian vegetables for sale. I might have bought some basil so that my visit wasn't completely a wash.
Some cute restaurants I passed by on the way back to my car.
Might have to come back some time to check them out.
Buy some fruits and vegetables if you're visiting the South Pasadena farmers' market to sample the food booths or to socialize, but I wouldn't recommend it specifically for the fresh produce. It is a nice place to people watch though.
Other farmers' markets:
Alhambra Farmers' Market
Claremont Farmers' Market
Portland Farmers Market at PSU
South Pasadena Farmers' Market
At the Metro Gold Line Mission Station, Meridian Avenue and El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. fall and winter, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. spring and summer
1 year ago today, Full House Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Arcadia.
2 years ago today, Banh Mi Thit Heo Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sandwich).
3 years ago today, Brussels sprouts stalks and pupusas at the Farmers' Market - Alhambra.