The Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) is celebrating the Grand Opening of the second day of its East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market. The Market has been bringing fresh produce to the community on Thursday evenings since 2012. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Thai CDC is now able to offer another farmers’ market day on Saturdays for the next three years, starting Saturday, March 4, 2017.
The ceremony will open with a procession lead by Wat Thai’s musicians ensemble playing the traditional long drum. They will be accompanied by Thai dancers and a special appearance by Bpi Mai, the mascot for the EHCFM. Speakers at the ceremony include Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Royal Thai Consulate General Tanee Sangrat, and Thai CDC Executive Director, Chancee Martorell.
The family-friendly fun will continue with a cooking demonstration by world-renowned Thai restaurant, Jitlada with food sampling for the crowds. Music will be provided by Asian hip-hop artist, Jason Chu and singer-songwriter, Rich Sheldon. Kids will enjoy balloon art with The Inflators and face painting with Rainbow Painted Smiles. The market’s famous “Smoothie Bike” will allow guests to pick their own fresh Farmers’ Market ingredients and combine into a smoothie by pedaling a specially-equipped stationary bicycle.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10AM – 2PM
5448 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, at the Hollywood/Western Metro Redline Station at the western gateway of Thai Town
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Thai Community Development Center was founded in April 1994 on the idea that all peoples have a basic right to a decent standard of living and quality of life. Its mission is “to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income Thais and other ethnic communities in the greater Los Angeles area through a broad-based comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.” For more info, visit www.thaicdc.org.
Credit: Thai Community Development Center.