Southern California residents are all about their health. Whether it’s joining the Herbalife crave to cutting out carbs from their diet so they can have the perfect beach bod for the summer, Californians love to stay healthy. So obviously, you can find a farmers market in just about every city. Farmer’s markets are usually held in the mornings on certain days and are designed for people to come out and buy fresh and organic produce that they wouldn’t be able to find in their local grocery store, and at a great and discounted price. Check out some of the local Farmers Markets in the Los Angeles area below.
Grove Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Known as the original Farmers Market, this market is located in downtown Los Angeles with a history that dates back to 1880, when A. F. Gilmore and a partner bought two dairy farms in the Los Angeles area. They decided to split their earnings ten years later and Gilmore gained ownership of the large 256-acre ranch, its dairy herd it’s and farmhands at what is now 3rd and Fairfax. Today, consumers can buy just about anything from the farmers market from fresh poultry and meats, to fresh fruits and vegetables, andbreads and sweets from the bakery section. They are open daily on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hollywood Farmers’ Market
1600 Ivar Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, also known as SEE-LA, was created with the purpose of “building sustainable food systems and to promote social and cultural activities that benefit both low-to-moderate income residents of Los Angeles while also supporting California small and mid-sized farms and local small businesses.” SEE-LA has a total of seven markets throughout the Los Angeles area, with the Hollywood market founded on May 5, 1991. Since then, it has been bringing together farmers and producers from as close as Ventura County and as far away as the Central San Joaquin region. They currently host 160 farmers, producers and food artisans every Sunday that specialize in every crop that’s grown seasonally around the state and a large variety of culinary perspectives and practices from around the globe.
Larchmont Farmers’ Market
209 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Larchmont Farmers’ Market is hosted by Raw Inspiration, a local organization that educates children and adults on the importance of a healthy diet. Part of that mission includes an innovative program where growers can visit neighborhood farmers markets to deliver their produce. There are many schools involved in the program near these farmer’s markets, allowing the schools and growers to exchange products, bringing fruits and veggies to an area that may not have enough options for healthy meals.
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Silver Lake Farmers Market
3700 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
If you need a nice little family day out, then the Silver Lake Farmers Market is one to go to on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It is tucked away on Griffith Park Boulevard, so after shopping, you can take the family to the park and let the kids play while enjoying a fresh lunch from the Farmers Market. The Silver Lake Farmers Market definitely has a variety of products to choose from, such as fruit and vegetables to empanadas, jewelry, clothing or a play bounce house.
Old LA Farmers’ Market
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Open on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., the Old LA Farmers’ Market is held in Highland Park off of Marmion Way and Avenue 57 and has been one of the most popular destinations for both locals and visitors to shop for their organic groceries and a variety of artisan goods. Here, you will find not only the expected fruits and veggies but a mobile fire pit for on-the-spot handmade pizza. Everyone has something to love here!
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