Alrighty, so we covered Santee Alley…now, onto the next shopper’s paradise…Farmer’s Markets.
Sure, Farmer’s Markets are everywhere nowadays…and I am sure everyone is awesome in their own way. However, Los Angeles Farmer’s Markets are a must to hit up. Not only are they full of farm fresh, organic veggies and fruits, but the vendors are some you can only see in L.A.
For food- a typical farmer’s market will have anything from Mexican to Greek to Hawaiian, from candy apples to cheeses to nuts. Basically, a L.A. Farmer’s Market tries to hold everything L.A. offers… in about the radius of a city block. Some markets have performers, some have dj’s, so just have the buzz and hmm of all the people there. You can practically find one any day of the week and any time of day.
– Bring Cash and reusable bags. The prices of the fruits and veggies are very very inexpensive and of course, they areorganic and fresh. You will want to stock up.
– If you intend to grab a bite, do so before you shop. Many of the market’s, while having seats, they get full quick, so eating will be wherever you can find a spot or just stand and eat.
– Take your time. You will want to check out each vendor and compare prices on the produce. Not to mention, you never know what neat little find you may encounter.
Natives and tourists alike should check out a local farmer’s market- support our local farmers, buy some good eats and soak up that gorgeous Los Angeles sun.
For a list of Farmers Markets and schedules, go to Certified Farmers’ Markets of Southern California and make sure you check out The Original Farmers Market– open daily, and at the same time, take a stroll through the Grove– and you just may see someone famous ;).