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A Guide to LA’s 7 Best Farmers Markets

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A Guide to LA’s 7 Best Farmers Markets

A Guide to LA’s 7 Best Farmers Markets

There are more than enough farmers markets in LA to comfortably find fresh food every single day of the week. In this case we’ll point out some of the more popular weekend options around town.

1. Hollywood Certified Farmers Market

The Hollywood Certified Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 8AM to 1PM around Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar Street.  It’s a pretty big one. In addition to all the food they also have live music and free events like cookbook demos. The meters are not free on Sunday in the area on Sundays, but you can also park at ArcLight Cinemas for $3 the first two hours.

2. Melrose Place Certified Farmers Market

If you’re in the West Hollywood area, the Melrose Place Certified Farmers Market is held each Sunday from 10AM to 2PM on Melrose Place. Yes, Melrose Place is a real place. It’s just more so filled with luxury shopping and restaurants than dramatic apartment complexes. (But those are just around the corner in the neighborhood.) Stop at Alfred Coffee for a caffeine fix and people watching.

3. Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market

There are a few farmers markets in Santa Monica, one of which is the Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market. It’s held Sunday’s from 830 AM to 130 PM at
Heritage Square, 2640 Main St. A lot of people consider this a very community oriented spot since visitors tend to hang out and relax on the lawn in between browsing stalls. It’s also close to the beach, which makes it a great stop to fill up on picnic supplies.

4. Studio City Farmers Market

The Studio City Farmers Market is held from 8 AM to 2 PM at Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Radford Avenue. It’s a little more intimate than some of the others, and being located over the hill there’s actually some street parking available. If for some reason there isn’t, visitors can also park in the CBS Radford parking lot and take a short walk over.  A lot of vendors sell food that you might want for breakfast, so go hungry.

5. Old Pasadena Farmers Market

The Old Pasadena Farmers Market is held Sundays from 9 AM to 2 PM at N. Fair Oaks Avenue and E. Holly Street. They generally have multiple music acts and it’s a very a kid friendly spot. (Which is a plus or minus on how you feel about kids and/or how hungover you might be on a Sunday.) It’s located right next to the Memorial Park Metro station, so if you don’t have wheels it’s easy to get to using the Metro.

6. Malibu Farmers Market

The Malibu Farmers Market is held 10 AM to 3 PM at 23555 Civic Center Way. It’s not exactly on the way if you live anywhere besides Malibu, but if you’re making a day of the beach area it’s a great spot to visit. It boasts fresh food, easy parking, a quaint vibe, lots of seating, and perhaps even more celebrity sightings than the rest.

7. The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market at The Grove is open all day everyday so it’s a little different than the neighborhood pop up variety but is no less awesome. It’s been around since the early 1930’s when it was created with the intention of making food accessible during the Great Depression. It was so popular that the stalls turned permanent, and it’s still flourishing today. In addition to produce and stuff there’s also ice cream shops, restaurants, pie shops, juices, candy etc. Pretty much anything you can imagine, as well as plenty of tables to sit and enjoy it.

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Find her on her Twitter @KateFerg

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