The mission of the Yellow Green Market, which opened in Hollywood this fall, is to solve this dilemma, providing makers and growers of one-off, organic goods and produce with a (very large -- 100,000-square-foot) space in which to sell their wares. There are 300 booths, and the market is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
A few food sources here are local, but a lot of produce is brought in from farms around the country (like Ohio and Louisiana) or the world. (Check out the shot of Peruvian juices and snacks, which aren't "organic" by any particular standards but are still a good means of peeking inside a Peruvian grocery store with a vendor who is eager to share the experience.)
The Yellow Green Market's products are wide-ranging; it's not just
about fresh foods. The amount of other products available is a couple
of booths short of overwhelming: There's artisan jewelry, plants, toys,
snacks to eat on the spot, and shea butter. The tying thread is that
they're community-based and hand- and/or homemade or organic. It's a flea-market/green-market hybrid with
emphases on easy sampling, easy mingling, and traveling via taste.
Scroll through below for some pictures to get a view of the goods. All pictures by V. Uszerowicz.