LA Foodways Backplate

Ch 4: The Central Wholesale Produce Market

The Central Wholesale Produce Market: Founded in 1898. A century old Los Angeles institution, the Whole Produce Market, was created to help the farmers get their produce to market and still thrives today. Today, the market responds to the food crisis by contributing food that would otherwise be thrown into landfill.  

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“Foodways” was first coined in 1942 by anthropologists, folklorists and food scholars to describe the study of why we eat what we eat, and what it means: “Food at the intersection of culture, tradition and history.” Our attitudes, practices and rituals around food are a window onto our most basic beliefs about the world and ourselves.

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