OC Register: Best of Orange County 2017: Best farmers market

When Mark Anderson created his farmers markets, he used his viewpoint as a tomato farmer in Ventura County. He wanted to create a place to benefit local growers and engage patrons. In 2010, the Costa Mesa market was started to add to the chic, hipster landscape at SOCO. The market, which operates from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, is one of six managed by Anderson in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Anderson wanted to create a community hub.

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(Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)