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Your Guide to Los Angeles Farmer’s Markets

The Orignal Farmer's Markets on 3RD & FAIRFAX, Los Angeles, CA | Photo:
The Orignal Farmer’s Markets on 3RD & FAIRFAX, Los Angeles, CA | Photo:

Los Angeles, a city celebrated for its diverse culture and sprawling metropolis, offers an array of experiences tailored to every interest and lifestyle. Amidst the bustling city life, the LA Farmers Markets emerge as urban oases, offering residents and visitors alike the chance to partake in the local bounty. The vast expanse of Los Angeles ensures that no matter where you find yourself in the city, an LA farmers market is never too far away. These markets are more than just places to buy food; they are vibrant community hubs where people can connect, explore, and discover. The benefits of having multiple farmer’s markets available throughout the week are numerous, offering fresh, locally sourced produce and artisan goods that cater to the health-conscious and eco-aware Angeleno.

Your Quintessential Los Angeles Weekend

Rick's Produce at The Original Farmers Market | Photo: @ricksproduce, Instagram
Rick’s Produce at The Original Farmers Market | Photo: @ricksproduce, Instagram

Imagine a typical weekend in Los Angeles: a day spent lounging on the sun-drenched beaches, an evening exploring the city’s eclectic bar scene, and a Sunday morning stroll through a local farmer’s market, basket in hand, ready to fill it with the freshest produce [note: hangover is optional]. Shopping at farmer’s markets, as opposed to big chain grocery stores, presents a plethora of benefits: the produce is fresher and more nutritious, having travelled much shorter distances to reach your table. Moreover, these markets support local farmers and artisans, fostering a sense of community and sustainability. The vibrant atmosphere, filled with the scent of fresh flowers and the sound of local musicians, adds a unique touch to your shopping experience, making it more than just a routine errand.

Discovering Los Angeles Farmers Markets by Area and Day

The extensive amount of farmers markets in Los Angeles means there’s something for everyone, regardless of where you are or when you’re free.

From the iconic Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax, operating since 1934, to the beachside Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, these gatherings are as diverse as the city itself. Downtown LA hosts its Farmer’s Market every Sunday, offering a wide variety of local produce. Meanwhile, the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market on Saturdays is smaller but beloved for its organic selections. Year-round markets like these ensure that fresh produce and artisanal goods are always within reach, providing a constant connection to the local soil and the agricultural community.

No longer are these dates only limited to your once-a-week Sunday farmers market; they are occurring on every day of the week. Keep in mind market dates that fall on holidays are likely to be closed or have different hours of operation – always double check before making your plans.

Check below to see which day and area work best for you. The order of the areas listed is not reflective of any particular hierarchy. Also, in my research I noticed that sometimes official farmers market websites have out-of-date information (or they don’t have official websites), so in that case I’ve linked to relevant social media site such as Facebook or Yelp, where the info is most current.



Chinese long beans from Ramones Family Farm at the Culver City Farmers' Market | Photo: @culvercityfarmersmarket, Instagram
Chinese long beans from Ramones Family Farm at the Culver City Farmers’ Market | Photo: @culvercityfarmersmarket, Instagram

Located a block from the historic Culver Hotel, this market has served the community for over 20 years. Emphasizing their philosopy of “seed-to-harvest”, the Culver City Farmers’ Market provides fresh and local produce, organic and vegan bites, and local artists and shops to vitsit every week. Tuesday afternoons and evenings from 2 PM-7 PM on Main Street, Culver City, 90232.


Wolfgang Puck at the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers' Market | Photo: @murraystevena2, Instagram
Wolfgang Puck at the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers’ Market | Photo: @murraystevena2, Instagram

Operating 3 days of the week from 8 AM – 1 PM, Santa Monica hosts farmers markets on Wednesdays (downtown Santa Monica), Saturdays (downtown Santa Monica and Virginia Park), and Sundays (Main Street). The renowned Wedneday market attracts local shoppers and visitors alike, and many of LA’s well-known chefs and restauranteurs also make an appearance. Hosting more than 85 Certified Farmers, you’ll find your common or unique produce when you come to this market.

Downtown Santa Monica: 155-199 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica 90401

Virgina Park: 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Main Street: 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Westwood Village Farmers' Market | Photo: @westwoodvillagefm, Facebook
Westwood Village Farmers’ Market | Photo: @westwoodvillagefm, Facebook

Modest in size, when compared to the Santa Monica Farmers Market, but this Westwood Village Farmers Market features outstanding growers and vendors. In addition to produce, you can find other vendors selling plant-based beauty & wellness products, women’s fashion and accessories. You can also find that this market hosts a compost hub in partnership with Sprouts of Promise and Compostable. Operating on Thursdays from 12 PM to 5 PM at 1030 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles 90024.



Historic Downtown Farmers Market | Photo: @dtlamarket, Instagram
Historic Downtown Farmers Market | Photo: @dtlamarket, Instagram

Downtown LA’s only Certified Farmer’s Market launched in July 2012. This weekly market was curated by the diverse Downtown LA community, and it features fresh produce, local food and artisans, and live music. Operating on Sundays from 9am – 3pm on
W. 5th St. (between S. Spring & S. Broadway), Los Angeles 90013.



Fresh Tomatos from Hollywood Park Farmers’ Market | Photo: @HFMLA, Instagram
Fresh Tomatoes from Hollywood Park Farmers’ Market | Photo: @HFMLA, Instagram

Presently hosting 160 farmers, producers and artisans, the Hollywood Farmers Market has grown into one of the largest Farmers Markets in LA. Originally launching in 1991, this market presents a variety of fresh produce, packaged foods, handmade gifts and plants. Check their event calendar as this market can also feature cooking demos, live music, children’s activities, and book signings. Don’t be surprised by the type of people that come to this market – you’ll see locals and visitors bustling about and even celebrities and world-class chefs here. Weekly every Sunday from 8am -1pm between Ivar and Selma Avenues, Los Angeles 90028.


Fresh Berries from East Hollywood Farmers' Market | Photo: @ehfarmersmkt, Instagram
Fresh Berries from East Hollywood Farmers’ Market | Photo: @ehfarmersmkt, Instagram

To foster healthy eating habits and improve access to fresh, affordable and locally grown produce, the Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC), established this Certified Farmers’ Market in 2012. The market operates on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 PM -7:30 PM at the Hollywood/Western Station (Metro B Line).



Fresh Muffins from The Orignal Farmer's Markets | Photo: @farmersmarketla, Instagram
Fresh Muffins from The Orignal Farmer’s Markets | Photo: @farmersmarketla, Instagram

“Meet me at 3rd & Fairfax”. The most popular and most well-known Los Angeles Farmers Market was founded in 1934. This iconic market has hosted everyone from President Eisenhower to The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. This open-air market has an excellent range of food options and if you’re hungry. Conveniently, the Grove is steps away for those who want to spend an afternoon at the Farmers Market and shopping. Operating 10 AM – 8 PM from Sunday to thursday, and from 10 AM to 9 PM from Friday to Saturday at 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90036.

Located in the north parking lot of Plummer Park in Weho, this award-winning market occurs on Mondays from 9 AM – 2 PM features fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh fish and flowers.


Fresh Oranges from the La Cienega Farmers' Market | Photo: @lacienegafarmersmkt, Instagram
Fresh Oranges from the La Cienega Farmers’ Market | Photo: @lacienegafarmersmkt, Instagram

Operating on Thursdays from 2 PM – 7 PM,  The La Cienega Farmers Market opened in May 2000. It was an initiative of the nonprofit Model Neighborhood Program (MNP). This Market includes your local and fresh produce vendors, as well as ready-to-eat fresh foods Located at 1835 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles 90035.


Larchmont Village Farmers' Market | Photo: @farmersmarketdad, Instagram
Larchmont Village Farmers’ Market | Photo: @farmersmarketdad, Instagram

This longstanding farmers market has been a Sunday institution of the Larchmont Neighborhood. Occurring weekly on Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM, they’ve also included a smaller edition on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 4 PM. You can find the vendors located at 209 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles 90004.



Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales at the Echo Park Farmers' Market | Photo: @echoparkfm, Instagram
Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales at the Echo Park Farmers’ Market | Photo: @echoparkfm, Instagram

15 local farmers are fatured in this neighborhood favorite since being established in 2006. Besides a variety of fresh produce, they also have jams, jellies, prepared foods, and flowers. You can partake in the community hosted and family-friendly events, such as Summer Vibrations (local DJ), at this market on Fridays from 3 PM to 7:30 PM at 1146 Logan St, Los Angeles, 90026.

It wouldn’t be a Silver Lake market without vendors also selling vintage clothing, handmade jewellery, crystals, sage, used books and vinyl records. Of course, you’ll still find plenty of fresh produce available. These vendors will be located at the Sunset Triangle Plaza, 1500 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles 90026 on Tuesdays fron 1:30 PM – 7 PM, and on Saturdays from 8 AM to 1:30 PM. 


The Downtown Manhattan Beach Farmers Market

Featuring 30 local food vendors with a wide range of goods including plant-based and vegan options. One particular vendor – Magical Graps – is a seasonal grower specializing in Japanese Grapes is available during August and September. Be sure to visit on Tuesdays from 11 AM to 3 PM at 326 13th St, Manhattan Beach 90266.


Galbi plate by Mama Kim’s KBBQ at the Marina del Rey Farmers' Market | Photo: @mamakims_kbbq, Instagram
Galbi plate by Mama Kim’s KBBQ at the Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market | Photo: @mamakims_kbbq, Instagram

Located right next to Mother’s Beach at the Marina Del Rey, this market not only provides fresh and local producte, but prepared foods for those who want to enjoy the view with a bite to eat. Held in Parking Lot 11 on Saturdays fron 9 AM to 2 PM, it is an excellent spot for peope watching and walking along the water (14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey 90292).


Fresh Produce from the Mar Vista Farmers' Marke | Photo: @marvistafarmersmarket, Instagram
Fresh Produce from the Mar Vista Farmers’ Marke | Photo: @marvistafarmersmarket, Instagram

Numerous organic vendors are featured, but what makes this market unique are the additonal amenities offered. Relax as you sit back and enjoy the DJ while sitting in their extensive dining area. A variety of prepared foods is available while you sit back and relax in the dining area while listening to the DJ. There is also a free weekly craft workshop for kids as well as a ‘Cooking for Kids” event on the fourth Sunday. There is also free dogsitting and complimentary bike valet/repair. Attend this weekly farmers market on Sundays from 9 AM to 2 PM at 12198 Venice Blvd (at Grand View), Los Angeles 90066.



Fresh Lettuce from the Burbank Farmers Market  | Photo: @burbankfarmersmarket, Facebook
Fresh Lettuce from the Burbank Farmers Market | Photo: @burbankfarmersmarket, Facebook

This not-for-profit market has been serving the community since 1983. All proceeds received go to the Proivdence Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation – assisting those to receive medical care for those who are unable to afford it. Secondly, many unsold food items are donated to Food Forward at the end of the market. Operating on Saturdays from 8 AM – 12 PM at 101 N. Glenoaks Ave, Burbank, CA, 91502.

Open on Sundays from 8 AM to 1 PM, the Encino Farmers’ Market, features Certified Farmers and vendors, as well as a extensive food court. You can find all types of prepared foods along side artisan products. You can shop and take in the local vendors while listening to live entertainment. Children can have fun at the bounce house and get their faces painted. ONEgeneration – a nonprofit – receives the proceeds generated from the Market. You can attend this market at 17400 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, 91406.


Studio City Farmers' Market | Photo:
Studio City Farmers’ Market | Photo:

Kids will enjoy this farmers market while parents (or any adult), can feel good about shopping here. Not only is there farm-fresh produce available, proceeds will be donated to a charity or non-profit organization of their choosing. The Studio City Farmers Market has listed over 30 organizations that it has made donations to. Kids will have access to a petting zoo, pony ride, swings, bounce house, a giant slide, and a train for them to ride. Face painting and temporary tattoos are also available. Running from 8 AM to 1 PM on Sundays at 2052 Ventura Pl, Studio City 91604.



Seafood salad from West Coast Seafood at the Pasadena Farmers' Market | Photo: @okmoorefood, Instagram
Seafood salad from West Coast Seafood at the Pasadena Farmers’ Market | Photo: @okmoorefood, Instagram

Two locations are offered on two separate dates for those who can’t make it to one. Originally starting in 1980 in Villa Parke (Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St, Pasadena 91101), Victory Park (Victory Park, 2900 block of N. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena 9110) followed suit and opened in 1984 and now hosts 60 vendors. You’ll find everything from fresh produce to baked goods, ranch-raised meats, seafood, jams, jellies, freshly-cut flowers and potted plants. Prepared food is also available for those who wish to dine and people watch. Both markets run from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Choosing Your Go-To Farmer’s Market

The Orignal Farmer's Markets | Photo:
The Orignal Farmer’s Markets | Photo:

Selecting which farmer’s market to frequent can depend on several factors: proximity, variety of produce, vendor interaction, and the overall vibe of the place. Some markets specialize in organic fruits and vegetables, appealing to those with specific dietary preferences or culinary interests. Others might prioritize local crafts and live entertainment, creating a festive atmosphere. The key is to explore different markets to discover which one resonates most with your personal preferences, whether it’s the community feel, the selection of goods, or the convenience of location.

Limitations of the Farmer’s Market Experience

Despite their appeal, farmer’s markets in Los Angeles do have limitations. The most notable is their operating hours, which are often limited to weekends or specific days of the week, making it challenging for those with busy schedules to visit. Additionally, prices at farmer’s markets can be higher than at conventional grocery stores, reflecting the quality and sourcing of the products. Accessibility can also be an issue, as some neighborhoods might not host a market, or parking can be difficult in crowded areas.

Beyond Produce: Los Angeles’s Diverse Markets

The Original LA Flower Market | Photo: @theoriginallaflowermarket, Instagram
The Original LA Flower Market | Photo: @theoriginallaflowermarket, Instagram

Los Angeles’s market scene extends beyond fresh produce. The city is also home to vibrant night markets, like the Los Angeles Night Market, offering street food and entertainment under the stars. The Los Angeles Flower Market is a haven for those seeking beauty in the form of floral arrangements and house plants. Flea markets and vintage clothing markets abound, offering treasures for those willing to hunt for them. This diversity reflects the city’s eclectic nature, providing a market experience for every interest and need.


Luxury SUV | Photo: @classicexperiences, Instagram
Luxury SUV | Photo: @classicexperiences, Instagram

Los Angeles is a city of endless possibilities, and its market scene is a testament to its diversity and vibrancy. From farmer’s markets filled with fresh, local produce to night and flower markets that light up the city after dark, there’s always something new to explore. Each market offers a unique experience, ensuring that residents and visitors alike can find not just goods, but community, culture, and connection. For those looking to dive deep into the heart of LA’s market scene without the stress, considering Private Tour of LA in a Luxury SUV can offer a curated and hassle-free experience. In Los Angeles, there’s always an exceptional place to discover, surrounded by great people and an unbeatable atmosphere.

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