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OC Register: SOCO on the Best Farmers Market List

Shoppers find fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and artisan food products at the Orange Home Grown market. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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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