DUE TO COVID-19 the Village Market Place store & Soulful Cafe are CLOSED. In order to continue to provide our community healthy, fresh, beyond organic produce and other healthy organic groceries we are offering online ordering and home grocery delivery (in addition to the produce bag subscription program). Learn more here.
Below are the is the address and hours of the store. We will be adding more stand locations in the future - check our website for updates.
Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center
6569 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
CLOSED DUE TO COVID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Directions: The store is located west of the 110 Freeway, on the corner of Vermont Avenue and 66th Street. There is parking on site.
Our produce is grown at CSU's urban mini-farms or by local family farmers from whom we purchase directly.
CSU produce is grown organically, meaning naturally, without the use of artificial chemicals or fertilizers, but most of what we sell is not certified organic. The certification process is onerous, expensive and difficult for small growers to participate in. Many small farmers who have grown organically for years have found it hard to become certified. At CSU we call our produce "beyond organic" to signify that it is not only grown
Some organic produce is grown many miles away and shipped or trucked from long distances. So even though it is not sprayed, it is still picked before it is ripe and maybe even frozen. Furthermore, the transporting process leaves a significant carbon footprint. Local produce is picked when it is at its peak, so it has more taste and more nutrition, it travels much shorter distances and the environmental impact is significantly reduced. The best combination for your health and for the planet is local and organic/beyond organic.
The produce that most of us are used to purchasing and eating is grown on huge corporate farms and then shipped many miles. It is picked before it is ripe and is often sprayed and/or frozen to stay "good looking." Produce begins to lose its nutrients as soon as it is picked. We work hard to harvest our produce on the day we make your bags and to buy from local farmers the day they harvest their produce. But many of the farmers we work with don't have refrigeration (and of course we don't use sprays to dye or otherwise preserve the produce). So your greens may look a little limp and your fruits and veggies may not all be the same exact size. But (as proven by several studies) local beyond organic food has more nutrients and more taste. So, if the plums feel softer than the
Set-up an account and subscribe online. If you need assistance email email@example.com or call (213) 746-1216.
Subscribers to the Village Market Place Produce Bag Subscription Program receive a bag of local, vegetables and herbs depending on what is currently being grown and on the type of bag subscribed to. We currently offer three different types of bags:
Along with the produce, subscribers receive a weekly newsletter with cultural, nutritional, and
We don't do any customizations, one of the reasons we can keep our bag prices so low is that we keep administrative costs minimal. We have also heard from many subscribers that when they get an item in their bag along with nutritional information and a recipe, they try it and find they actually like it and in this way have eaten things they would not have thought of trying previously.
Produce bags not picked up from their designated location during their scheduled time are forfeited and will be donated. Subscribers are charged for bags that are not picked up.
If you are unable to pick up your bag on any given week, you may place your subscription on hold. Holds must be placed by midnight on Sunday in order to go into effect for the coming week. Hold for future weeks can be placed at any time.
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Yes! Review our "Drops" menu for details on pick-up locations and delivery options.
Any questions you have that we have not covered, please feel free to contact us at through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 746-1216.