If, at any point, you've been confused over the past three years between the market named Atwater Village Farm and, you know, the Atwater Village Farmers Market, it's understandable. The two entities are decidedly similar and set next door to each other. One is a medium to high-end local resource for handmade goods, organic produce and health food snacks, while the other is just about the exact same thing (hint: one is in a building).
Well, as of next week, Atwater Village Farm (that's the market, not the farmers market) is closing its doors, ending a three-year run that began with a successful call to Kickstarter for funds by owner Piper Goldstein. The longtime chef and local resident took to the colorful shop's Tumblr page to announce the closure, as she's currently battling health issues. LA Weekly first caught wind of the story, aptly describing Goldstein as a "champion of small purveyors... and local artisans."
From now until December 16, remaining inventory will be 30% off, and shop hours will shrink to 10a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Anyone interested in helping to fund Goldstein's road to recovery can do so here.