We were headed to the Adams / Vermont Farmers Market.
… we decided to take a slightly different route.
What we found was University Park & unexplored streets in West Adams – totally walkable blocks filled with old street art & old-school L.A. architecture.
Starting on Vermont & 23rd, on the corner of a tree-lined street – where we saw this street art piece.
Vintage L.A.- we love it.
Nelson Mandela Mural
This mural was the first thing that caught on our eye on this street.
Just right off Vermont on 23rd, we had to pull over to check it out. Anyone else spotted this before?
A Walk through L.A. History
The diversity of architecture in West Adams & University Park lets you see a side of L.A. you can’t see elsewhere.
This area was originally home to some of the most expensive properties in L.A. & a lot of the properties are maintained really well. Everywhere you walk, you notice Craftsman homes, Victorians, & so many different architectural styles from different L.A. eras.
Fresh juices from a local farm
Ever tried Privileged Valley Juices? We chatted up Alfonso at the Adams Vermont Farmers Market- who was super friendly & of course offered us some free fresh juices because we were volunteering at the market that day for Hunger Action Los Angeles (HALA) & Market Match.
HALA & Market Match offers assistance to low income seniors on social security insurance, as well as provides matching funds for those on public assistance to buy fruits & vegetables from the local farmers at the farmers market. You can find them there weekly at the Wednesday market.
Grab a freshly-roasted bag of peanuts, farm fresh fruits & veggies, or chat up market manager Harry – this market is truly for the local community & everyone knows each other by first name. Don’t worry, they’re super-friendly to strangers (like us!).
Every adventure we have around the Adams Vermont Farmers Market is always fun – did you see our other adventures we had near there? Check them out below: