Best Places For Fresh Fruit In Los Angeles

Picking lemons and oranges from your own back yard is a common practice in sunny Southern California. However, for those Angelenos who either don’t have that option or have further fruit needs than the ones provided by trees of their own, consider the following farmer’s markets for everything from fresh cherries to vine ripened grapes. All come straight from expert sources who secure nothing but the best for their discerning Golden State clients.
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The Original Farmer’s Market
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-9211
www.farmersmarketla.com

Known the world over, Los Angeles’ Original Farmer’s Market has been on the map since 1934 when this thriving enterprise put grocers at the forefront of the action. Fresh fruit galore was and still is on offer in this sprawling setup operating at the corner of Third and Fairfax, with merchants like Farm Boy Produce hawking the most scrumptious apples, oranges, melons and seasonal fruits to be found anywhere on planet earth. If you can think of it, they have it.

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Torrance Certified Farmers Market
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-2809
www.torranceca.gov

California-grown fruits like cherries and other stone fruit from the inimitable Murray Family Farms is on offer. Looking for luscious berries? Step up to the stand belong to Rancho la Familia, the newest organic farmer to sell at popular Torrance Certified Farmers Market. Looking for something unusual? Ken Lee from Top Notch produce in Reedley, CA, has introduced a strain of fruit that is cross between a cherry and a plum. Can you say yummy?

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Atwater Village Farmers’ Market
3250 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 463-3171
www.seela.org

Shopping for fruit on the East side? Head over to the Wells Fargo parking lot in Atwater Village on a Sunday for the chance to pick up an array of fresh produce, including the best seasonal picks from Arco Baleno Groves. Berries from Raphael Cardenas Farms are also on offer at this happy-go-lucky place that is a regular stop for both neighbors and fans of this market who drive from all corners of Los Angeles to get in on the action.

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Studio City Farmers Market
2052 Ventura Place
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 655-7744
www.studiocityfarmersmarket.com

On Sundays in Studio City, the farmers market is the place to go to find all kinds of produce, particular fruit in season. Arnett Farm represents every week with all kinds of stone fruits, including apples and pears, while Forbidden Fruit Orchards is on hand with organic blueberries, a super food every health Angeleno will be happy to have on hand during a summer day in L.A.

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Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market
2640 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 458-8712
www.smgov.net

Since 1995, fans of this farmer’s market located in Heritage Square, have been riding their bikes to this Sunday scene in order to pick up the best produce this city has to offer. In fact, there’s even a bike valet on hand to handle your two-wheeler while you shop for all kinds of yummy health foods, including fruit from among about two dozen local farmers who often cater to area chefs who know great food when they spot it.

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By Jane Lasky
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