Original Los Angeles Farmers Market Opens at LAX

Top shops from the iconic L.A. market come to Terminal 5 By: Kenneth Shapiro
Los Angeles’ iconic Farmers Market has opened a version in Terminal 5 of LAX. // 2014 AF Gilmore, Co.
Los Angeles’ iconic Farmers Market has opened a version in Terminal 5 of LAX. // 2014 AF Gilmore, Co.

The Details

Los Angeles International Airport

The Original Farmers Market

After 80 years at the corner of Third and Fairfax, in Los Angeles, the Original Farmers Market now has an additional address in Terminal 5 in LAX.

Why It Matters:
The Farmers Market at LAX features a selection of shops from the Original Market restaurants and stalls, including Loteria Grill, Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market and Bistro, T&Y Bakery, Coffee Corner, Magee’s Nuts, Bennett’s Ice Cream, Magic Nut and Candy, Dragunara Spice Bazaar and The Dog Bakery. The Farmers Market at LAX also includes design elements from the original market location, including a large clock tower relief and merchandise displays reminiscent of the Market’s iconic green grocery carts. This continues the integration of iconic L.A. shops and restaurants within the airport as part of recent major improvements at LAX.

Fast Facts:
- LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, serving nearly 66.7 million passengers in 2013.

- The Original Farmers Market is owned and operated by the A.F. Gilmore Company, a family-owned company since 1890.

- The award-winning Loteria Grill restaurant started as a stall at L.A.’s Farmers Market and now has five locations.

What They Are Saying:
“For the first time in the history of The Original Farmers Market, we now have another location,” said Henry L. Hilty, president of the A.F. Gilmore Company, longtime owners and operators of The Original Farmers Market.

“We are thrilled to bring this iconic Los Angeles landmark to LAX,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “We’re committed to providing unique experiences for travelers visiting Los Angeles, and the Farmers Market at LAX is truly a one-of-a-kind concept.”

“LAX is proud to partner with Delaware North Companies to bring the flavors, merchants and ambiance of The Original Farmers Market to Terminal 5,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. “This is a wonderful way to welcome visitors to Los Angeles.”

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