Beginning around 2 p.m., a 6-ton, 28-foot-long potato sculpture commissioned by the Idaho Potato Commission will be hauled by a big-rig flatbed truck from Huntington Beach to the original Farmers Market in the Fairfax area.
The Great Big Idaho® Potato is traversing the country to greet fans and to help raise funds and awareness for Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to helping end senior hunger.
According to Farmers Market officials, the potato is expected to travel north on the San Diego (405) Freeway, but it could be rerouted at some locations as it works its way to the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
The potato will be hauled east on the 10 Freeway and exit at Fairfax around 3 p.m., then travel north on Fairfax, east on Third Street and into the Farmers Market at Gilmore Lane.
The potato will be at the Farmers Market for this weekend’s 78th annual Fall Festival. Learn more about the Big Potato Tour here.