Thanks to the year-round, nearly perfect weather in SoCal, farmers markets in Los Angeles are always busy with home chefs and restaurant suppliers alike. As an essential part of our local economy, one of the easiest & most tremendous ways we can support our local markets is by shopping from local artisans, butchers, farmers, and more. In this week’s Friday Five, we’ve rounded up a few of the best farmers markets in Los Angeles for you to visit & shop!
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Culver City Farmers’ Market
The Culver City Farmers’ Market has been serving the city for more than two decades. It provides fresh produce, locally prepared foods, and a space for the community to meet, mingle, and shop every week in open air. By shopping at this farmers’ market, you can support the sustainability of small California farmers and increase awareness of the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. You can visit the Culver City Farmers’ Market every Tuesday from 2-7PM.
Address: Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
East L.A. Farmers Market
The East L.A. Farmers Market is held by VELA (Volunteers of East Los Angeles), a non-profit organization. Currently located at Belvedere Park, this mid-scale market is a hub for vendors in the surrounding community. Some products you can find at this location include RC Farms’ organic produce, jars of raw honey from Don Pilis Apiaries, and freshly baked goods from Sammy’s Bakery. You can visit the East L.A. Farmers Market every Saturday from 8AM-1PM.
Address: 4801 E 3rd St, East Los Angeles, CA 90022
NoHo Farmers Market
The NoHo Farmers Market is best described as a festive & family-friendly open-air marketplace. Here you’ll find a variety of fresh produce from California farmers, breads, cheeses, fruit juices, and more. A non-profit organization, the NoHo Farmers Market is committed to bringing fresh, locally-grown food to the surrounding neighborhood. The market is also known for its variety of clothing, crafts, and entertainment tailored to all. You can visit NoHo Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:30AM-2:30PM.
Address: 5331 Bakman Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Original Farmers Market
Open since 1934, the Original Farmers Market is one of L.A.’s most recognizable landmarks. Whether you’re in town for a visit or a native Angeleno, this market is a must-see with its stacked list of vendors. The Original Farmers Market is home to iconic stalls like Bennett’s Ice Cream and Bob’s Doughnuts, and also features specialty shops like Monsieur Marcel and Marconda’s Meats. If you’re simply looking for produce, the market’s produce providers have specialists on site that can help you pick out the freshest, locally grown products. You can visit the Original Farmers Market every Sunday-Thursday from 10AM-8PM and Friday-Saturday from 10AM-9PM.
Address: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Santa Monica Farmers Markets
Santa Monica’s variety of farmers markets are overflowing with colorful produce. With easy bus access and bike-friendly options, visiting these markets is a breeze with public transportation. Every Wednesday from 8AM-1PM, you’ll find chefs from all over Los Angeles gathering to pick their produce from 75+ farmers. On Saturdays from 8AM-1PM, you’ll find a large assortment of certified-organic goods and a selection from Wild Local Seafood. To wrap things up, fresh produce, deliciously prepared food, and interactive activities for the family can be found on Sundays from 8:30AM-1:30PM.
Address: 155-199 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401