After helping put out a brush fire in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday afternoon, firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Department Stations 61 and 68 delivered their own heat by serving “Firehouse Chili” to hungry guests at the Eighth Annual Taste of Farmers Market. More than 700 participants turned out to support this year’s event, the theme of which was “All Fired Up” to benefit the First-In Fire Foundation and neighborhood firehouses. Vendors throughout the bustling market offered attendees a variety of bite-sized dishes, desserts and refreshments. Huntington Meats served up Harris Ranch prime rib sandwiches and the French Crepe Company brought out Nutella crepes for all to enjoy. Samples ranged from a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, courtesy of
(photo by Callie Webb)
Magee’s House of Nuts, to the unique, with Loteria! Grill serving squash blossom tacos with ricotta cheese. Children also took advantage of craft activities, donned free firefighter hats, and posed in front of a shiny red firetruck as guests learned more about emergency preparedness.