Farmers Markets in L.A.
Talk about farm-to-table! The ability to go to fresh markets year round is just one of the many reasons to love L.A. It’s been so long since we’ve been to the produce section at Vons that we forget what it even looks like. But let’s face it: the days of the middle man are probably numbered because in this city you can buy just about anything you want directly from the source. Well, almost anything. L.A.’s Marijuana Growers’ Market was short lived (a judge shut it down after the inaugural event drew a crowd that wrapped around the block). Fortunately, less psychoactive flora is still readily available at many weekly gatherings throughout the city. Have a current obsession with vegetable broth? We understand. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered from Downtown to East Hollywood with a roundup of the best farmers' markets this side of Western…
> Historic Core Farmer’s Market – Hosted by the HCBID at 5th Street between Broadway and Spring, this excellent market takes place every Sunday from 9am to 2pm. With pastries and empanadas, farm fresh eggs as well as Mediterranean dips and spreads this may be the best farmers' market in DTLA.
Certified Farmers Market at BoA -- At 333 S. Hope, in the Bank of America plaza, from 11:30am-3pm every Friday, Raw Inspiration hosts this farmers' market whose mission is to fulfill the need -- at least until Whole Foods opens at Eighth and Grand -- of bringing fresh fruit and vegetables downtown.
ECHO PARK & SILVERLAKE
Echo Park Farmers' Market – On Logan Street at Sunset Blvd., every Friday after work from 3-7:30pm you'll find some of the same venders from Silver Lake, such as the fabled mushroom man, but it’s near Echo Park Lake, and a ton of goodwill shops, so why not make an afternoon of it.
Silver Lake Farmers' Market at Triangle Plaza – In the polka-dot painted plaza at Edgecliff and Sunset every Tuesday and Saturday between 9am and 3pm, this neighborhood gathering is the epicenter of hipsterdom. I mean, Yo La Tengo just filmed their new video here, so yeah. Sunset Triangle Plaza has been hosting great movie nights here all summer, but Tuesdays and Saturdays are all about the market. You can find some great vintage clothing and jewelry at this hip haven, too!
ATWATER & LOS FELIZ
Atwater Village Farmers' Market – You know Atwater, once home to the Beastie Boys' studio and now where Silver Lake hipsters go to have kids and stave off the inevitable trappings of Glendale yuppiedom. Just across The 5 at 3250 Glendale Blvd. every Sunday between 10am and 2pm, you'll find this great little market featuring quite a few prepared foods -- like Bigmista’s BBQ!
Los Feliz Farmers' Market – At 1825 N. Vermont and Franklin (in the post office parking lot), you'll find fresh flowers, hummus and honey every Sunday till 2pm. There are also plenty of nearby boutiques and vintage shops for the browsing. N. Vermont is happening!
Barnsdall Farmers' Market – If you cruise too fast through this section of East Hollywood you might miss this great market at the base of the Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. It goes down every Monday till 6pm. And why not check out the park? Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House just recently reopened to the public, so you could conceivably make an afternoon of it.