With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, there is nothing better than indulging in organic produce or a fresh bouquet of flowers. We’re lucky enough to have year-round farmers markets in sunny Los Angeles. Here is our guide to the week’s best.
If you’re looking for yet another reason to visit this lively neighborhood, look no further than the Helen Albert Certified Farmers Market. While Mondays are not a popular day for markets in Los Angeles, this market offers some great deals, and food vendors to prepare you for the week ahead. The market features Crown 12 Ranch and Tenerlli Orchards, two favorites bringing unique produce and fresh fruits. The market is located on the North end of Plummer Park.
This charming beach town has a great farmers market in the Downtown area on Tuesdays. With a variety of certified produce vendors, this market also offers artisan foods from vendors such as BreadBar and Renew Juicery. The location changes depending on the season, so be sure to check out their website before visiting the market.
A favorite for professionals in the area at lunchtime, the Wednesday market at Pershing Square has a great variety of prepared food vendors. While the vendors occasionally rotate, fan favorites include fish tacos and tamales, and they also offer great Asian cuisine including memorable rice balls. The Pershing Square market is a great chance to get local, fresh food right in the heart of Los Angeles.
The Westwood Village Farmers Market is a favorite of UCLA students, as the university is only a few blocks away from the Broxton market. While offering a selection of fresh produce and flowers, the market also has diverse prepared foods such as Afghan bolani and the popular elote, or Mexican street corn. Whether you’re a college student looking to indulge in gourmet yet affordable eats, or you are just looking to a spend a leisurely day enjoying The Village, the Farmers Market is a must-see.
Located nearby the popular Echo Lake, the Echo Park Farmers Market is a must-see on a leisurely Friday afternoon. The market has been expanding recently to include more prepared food vendors and small shops. Homeboy Industries, a regular at the market, is a local bakery that employs and rehabilitates former gang members. Another favorite is the hummus stand, offering fresh hummus and pita. Whether you’re looking to browse or purchase treats for the weekend, the Echo Park Farmers Market will satisfy your market needs.
Nestled alongside the 3rd Street Promenade, a popular shopping spot, the Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market has a wonderful selection of artisanal treats and fresh produce. The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market was among the first of its kind when it opened in 1991, providing patrons with access to reasonably priced organic produce. The Market continues to fulfill this mission and is a great location for leisurely weekend shopping. Grab a freshly-baked baguette, chèvre cheese, and ripe berries for a satisfying picnic on the beach, which is only one block away.
Westsiders praise this market for having local charm without the crowds. It is a great stop for a family on a Sunday morning. The Brentwood Farmers Market offers a large variety of meat, fish and prepared foods if you get hungry while browsing, including lobster rolls, tamales, and chicken and waffles. The market also offers various dairy-free and gluten-free options.