PRODUCE IN THE SHADOWS
In Los Angeles, the farmers market trend has exploded like wildfire, and in Woodland Hills in particular, one such attraction has been steadily gaining hubbub amongst fresh produce types and ever-busy housewives/moms alike. On Friday evenings between 5 and 10 pm, Westfield Topanga and The Village is gearing up to host the Topanga Night Market in Woodland Hills, destined to become a new San Fernando Valley destination experience, a place where local residents can kick off their weekends with outdoor entertainment, live music, family activities, food, drink and much more.
Beginning September 29, Westfield Topanga and The Village will be the home to this new weekly California Certified Farmers Market, which will end at 9 pm during colder winter months, and which is scheduled to reside along Victory Boulevard between The Village’s Costco and Crate & Barrel stores. Gearing up to provide an “extensive selection” of farm-fresh produce including organic fruits and vegetables, fresh-squeezed juices, delicious baked goods, dried fruits and nuts, farm-fresh eggs, specialty gourmet prepared dishes, artisanal coffees and teas and freshly-cut flowers and other nursery items, the Night Market was designed from the ground up to be much more than just a “collection of produce stands;” to the contrary, the vision was to offer a place to relax, unwind and socialize with friends and family at the beginning of each new desperately-needed weekend.
To that end, the Market is going to offer a variety of entertainment and dining options for guests of all ages, encompassing – but certainly not limited to – live acoustic music, beer and wine sampling, “street food” stands, bistro-style lounge seating, rock climbing, bike valet and even camel rides for the kids. And speaking of the little ones, First Friday Night Markets – beginning October 6 and taking place on the first Friday of every month – will be particularly geared towards families with young children and will not only feature the aforementioned camel rides and other attractions, but will also include additional activities such as arts and crafts, face painting and kid-friendly musical performances.
“After receiving extensive feedback from our shoppers, we discovered that there was a definite interest in a weekly farmers market that was different from all the rest on weekend mornings in the San Fernando Valley,” said Erin Anderson, Senior Marketing Director for Westfield Topanga and The Village. “Our community clearly desired an after-dark experience that included entertainment and other family-centric activities; we are excited to be able to finally meet this demand through the launch of the new Topanga Night Market in Woodland Hills and provide local residents an ideal location to relax, unwind and begin their weekends in the most enjoyable way possible.”
For additional information about the Night Market as it approaches its launch date, check back with us here at Woodland Hills Magazine.