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The Best Farmers' Markets In L.A.
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The Best Farmers' Markets In L.A.

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Hidden among the excitement of Los Angeles are farmers’ markets, local paradises located away from the hustle and bustle of city life. These L.A. farmers’ markets offer a variety of fresh produce, dried fruits, live entertainment and great conversation. They say ‘the early bird gets the avocado’, so grab your reusable canvas bags and make the most of your weekend with some cage-free eggs, Parisian crepes, fresh juices and baskets full of organic strawberries.
Calabasas Farmers Market Certified Organic Greens
Calabasas Farmers Market. | © Jasmine Ashoori

Calabasas

There is a little something for everyone at the Old Town Calabasas Farmers’ Market. This market is a community within itself and an integral part of the small, famous, celebrity-ridden town. Located directly across the Sagebrush Cantina, this Saturday morning market is open come rain or shine. A favorite weekend spot for locals, the market offers an intimate open-air shopping experience and classic small-town charm. A local favorite, the Frogs Organic Bakery offers the best organic beignets and croissants in town. Try the gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookies at Livia’s Kitchen and enjoy a signature cold glass bottle of L.A. juice.

Old Town Calabasas Farmers, 23504 Calabasas Rd Calabasas CA, +1 818 591 8161

Hollywood Farmers Market
Hollywood Farmers Market. | © Jasmine Ashoori

Hollywood

Located in the heart of Hollywood, just minutes away from the Melrose flea market, this popular L.A. hotspot features 160 vendors selling a great assortment of fresh fruit, flowers and the most delicious on-site food stands. One of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in LA, the Hollywood Farmers’ Market continues to spread smiles with fresh cut lavender, sourdough bagels and home-grown goodies. Within walking distance of a picture-perfect view of the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood farmers market is la crème de la crème of farmers’ markets. Explore the folds of various cultures and exotic foods, such as Arne’s famous aebleskiver, served with jam and powdered sugar, at the Scandinavian booth. The diversity of the products, as well as the entertainment value alongside the glamour of Hollywood, makes this market one of the best in LA.

Hollywood Farmers Market, 1600 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA +1 323 463 3171

Santa Monica Farmers Market Ocean Breeze
Santa Monica Farmers Market. | © Jasmine Ashoori
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Santa Monica

A favorite of Los Angeles’s best known chefs and restaurants, the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is also the go-to place for the best quality and greatest collection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables in Southern California. Free yourself from the stress of the week by grabbing a basket of the sweetest organic strawberries and taking a stroll through the Third Street Promenade.

Arizona Ave. (between 2nd & 4th st.) Santa Monica, CA +1 310 458 8712

The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market. | © Jasmine Ashoori

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers’ Market has become an everyday morning ritual for many Angelenos. Located adjacent to the Grove on the corner of 3rd & Fairfax, this historic Los Angeles landmark is the crown jewel of farmers’ markets, dating back to the Great Depression. First started in July 1934, it is considered the very first farmers’ market in Los Angeles and features over 100 restaurants, grocers and shops. The Original Farmers’ Market hosts activities and events such as free Friday night concerts, intimate food tastings with local vendors and the annual fall festival. Check out the hugely successful original market restaurant, Magee’s Kitchen.

The Original Farmers Market. 6333 W.3rd St. Los Angeles, CA

Brentwood Farmers Market
Brentwood Farmers Market | © David Wilson/Flickrcommons

Brentwood

Venture out to this L.A. treasure for some good old-fashioned family fun. Located alongside the Brentwood Golf Course, the Brentwood Farmers’ Market is famous for its kid-friendly atmosphere with a moonbounce and petting zoo. This market serves hot chocolate, authentic Thai cuisine and the finest kettle corn Los Angeles has to offer. Make a quick stop at the sorbet booth for a refreshing scoop of pineapple sorbet stuffed into a hollowed out pineapple. Overall, the collective scene of the Brentwood Farmers’ Market consists of a colorful afternoon perfect for all ages.

Brentwood Farmers Market, 741 S Gretna Green Way, Los Angeles, CA

Calabasas Farmers Market
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