Meet Me at the Market


This Spring, some of our favorite fruits and veggies are in season – including artichokes, strawberries, plums, and so much more! We want you to enjoy them all, but we want you to have the best of them as well. At many supermarkets, most produce is available year-round because it travels long distances from different climates and may be treated with pesticides to make it last the journey. If you want the freshest, least sprayed produce you should look no farther than your nearest farmers market! With their seasonal, local fruits and veggies, you may not be able to get peaches all year round, but you will definitely find the crème de la crème of produce!

Check out some of our favorite farmers markets below:

  • Downtown LA Farmers Market

If you want to check out one of the most popular Farmers Markets in LA, this one is definitely worth the trip. The Historic Downtown Farmers markets offers a large variety of produce, flowers, items for your pet, and natural skin care products. You’ll also find hot food vendors and plenty of beverage stands to choose from.

Sundays, 9 AM – 2 PM, West 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

  • East Los Angeles Farmers Market

Every Saturday, rain or shine, come visit the cultural East LA Farmers Market for high quality fresh-picked produce as well as delicious hot foods. The market launched in 2006 and is still going strong. For its residents, the market is the go-to place for fruits and veggies in a community where healthy food is otherwise hard to find.

Saturdays, 9 AM – 2 PM, 4801 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90022

  • Silver Lake Farmers Market

The Silver Lake Farmers Market is one of the smaller ones in Los Angeles, but we love it nonetheless. It’s got an intimate, locals vibe and although the selection is small, there is a lot of variety including fruits and veggies, succulents, pupusas, vintage clothing, and more. An additional plus is that it’s only a ten-minute drive from Griffith Park, a lovely spot to head for a snack or a picnic after your shopping!

Tuesdays, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM or Saturdays, 9 AM – 1 PM, 3700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • MLK Campus Farmers Market

The MLK Campus Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of the South Los Angeles Community. You’ll find a live cooking demonstration as well as free fitness classes at the location. There are a few vendors selling at the place, but the community feel is still apparent. Once you’re done with your shopping, hop on over to visit the historic Watts towers.

Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM, Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 1335 E 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002

Los Angeles is a big place… be sure to also check out these other farmers markets near you:

  1. Encino Farmers Market: LA Magazine dubbed this market the “best farmers market in the San Fernando Valley” with its grass fed meats and local fresh fish monger.
    Sundays 8 AM – 1 PM, 17400 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406
  2. Local Harvest Certified Farmers Market: There are a range of these throughout Southern California and each one strives to truly connect their farmers to their consumers to their food.
    Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
  3. Hollywood Farmers Market: One of the busiest farmers markets in the LA, this market features musicians, kids workshops, cooking demonstrations, and an abundance of fresh produce.
    Sundays 8 AM – 1 PM, 1600 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  4. Old LA/Highland Park Farmers Market: This is a smaller and newer farmers market, but because of that you’ll find some of the lowest prices and the most attentive vendors around.
    Tuesdays 3 PM – 8 PM, Marmion Way, Los Angeles, CA 90042
  5. West LA Farmers Market: With live jazz and a seating area where you can eat tamales, crepes, fresh juice or neverending hummus samples, you can really relax and enjoy yourself at this market.
    Sundays 9 AM – 2 PM: 1633 Purdue Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
  6. City Hall Farmers Market: You’ll find plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and delicious hot meals located in the South Lawn of City Hall.

Thursdays 11 AM – 2 PM: 200 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

We hope you enjoy these markets and while you’re browsing the stalls think about why we love Farmers Markets so much… the sellers rarely use pesticides, your produce usually travels short distances, and most people bring reusable bags. And, you can probably guess why those best practices get our vote. Yup! Each one of them prevents pollution in Los Angeles’ local waterways. So grab your grocery list and your reusable bags and get ready to meet me at the market!

Do you have a favorite farmers market that we missed? Let us know in the comments!


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