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Melton’s Produce Stall, Farmers Market, Hollywood, California

This image shows two of the employees of Martin Melton’s produce stall in the Famers Market in Hollywood, California.

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FARMERS MARKET

Los Angeles, California

“Morning fresh fruits and vegetables” started Farmers Market in 18 little canvas booths many years ago and this motto is still followed by all the produce booths which carry only the choice grades of the many California products.

–The wooden implement in front of the customer, between the two employees, is a shopping cart.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Shopping at Melton’s, Hollywood Farmers Market, California

This image shows a typical customer looking over the produce for sale at Melton’s, one of the stalls at the Farmers Market in Hollywood, California.

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FARMERS MARKET, LOS ANGELES

This popular shopping center, unique in its arrangement of open air stands, is typical of Southern California’s climate.

–At this time there were over 80 such stalls for vendors, and the establishment continues in the same location today.

The basket to the right of the shopper is not a wastebasket, but a shopping cart for transporting her purchases to her car or other transport.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Patio Dining, Hollywood Farmers Market, California

This image is a view from above the diners as the eat under colorful umbrellas on the patio of one of the dining establishments associated with the Hollywood Farmers Market.

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FARMERS MARKET

Los Angeles, Calif.

Dining on the sun deck of the fabulous Farmers Market.

–These diners appear to be eating a more substantial meal than those in the previous posting.

The photo is credited to Geo. E. Watson. This image likely dates from the 1950s.