For once, the food you eat can have a positive effect that lasts longer than 24 hours at the 11th Annual Taste Of Farmers Market, a soirée benefiting the First-In Fire Foundation and the firefighters from nearby Station 61 (just around the corner, on 3rd Street) and Station 58 (a little further south, on Fairfax). You’ll be able to sample dishes from over 50 market restaurants, eat firehouse chili made by people who actually live in firehouses, and have a chance to get your photograph taken with a fire truck, so you know that the dream was real all along.

Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Fairfax; Tue., July 23, 5 p.m.; $50/$10 for kids. (323) 954-4230,

(Courtesy of The Original Farmers Market)

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