LA is one of the greatest cities in the United States and always has something going on. There is excitement just around every corner. We love it!
But do you know one of our favorite things to do in the City of Angels? Visit a farmer’s market. An LA farmers market is always fun. The citizens of Los Angeles love their fresh, quality food, and the farmers markets are loaded with it.
On this page, we will walk you through twenty of the best farmers markets in Los Angeles. We have one for (almost) every day of the week, so no matter when you’re looking to pick up some excellent ingredients and fresh food, you’ll have somewhere to go!
Our Favorite LA Farmers Markets
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These markets occur on multiple days of the week. Some every day, some just on a few days. We’ve made a note of when each of these Los Angeles farm markets happens.
1. The Original Farmers Market
Where: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: Monday to Friday (9 am to 9 pm) | Saturday (10 am to 9 pm) | Sunday (10 am to 7 pm)
Founded in 1934, The Original Farmers’ Market in LA is the oldest in the city. It is also one of the most famous, featuring in multiple documentaries, movies, and probably countless Instagram and Snapchat feeds.
You’ll have no issues tracking down awesome ingredients at this top LA farm market. It has fresh meat, pasta, multiple bakeries, fresh fruit & veg, and more. Of course, if you aren’t in the mood to whip something up at home, you’ll also find countless vendors of pre-prepared snacks…and they taste amazing! Pretty much every cuisine is covered here.
The fun doesn’t stop at the food, either. This isn’t just a farmers market in Los Angeles; it is a full-blown shopping center with clothes, souvenirs, and more. While you can head to The Original Farmers’ Market any day of the week, we recommend that you come here on a Thursday evening. There is live music playing, keeping you entertained as you meander through the countless vendors and stores.
2. Silver Lake Farmers Market
Where: 3700 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
When: Tuesdays (1:30 pm to 7 pm) | Saturdays (8 am to 1:30 pm)
Silver Lake Farmers Market is one of the newest LA farmers markets, but sometimes they are the best. It’s where you head if you want something different. As this is a smaller farmers market, you tend to get tiny vendors that wouldn’t be able to afford the fees of the bigger markets; that’s always fun!
So, what is there to buy at Silver Lake? Well, lots. You’ve got fresh dips, chips, milk, cream, fresh farm honey, your standard fruit & veg, fresh pasta, and more.
One of our favorite things about this market is that it is open mid-week. As noted, it is open for two days. On Tuesdays, you’ll be able to visit the market up until 7 pm, which is great if you’re working in the area and want to pick up a few ingredients on your way home.
3. Larchmont Village Farmers Market
Where: 209 N Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90004
When: Wednesdays (1 pm to 5 pm) | Sundays (10 am to 2 pm)
We don’t know about you, but after a long, hard week at work, we love to stay in bed a couple of hours extra on a Sunday. Great for relaxation but not quite as brilliant if you want to visit a Sunday farmers market in Los Angeles. Most of them open early morning, and if you aren’t there when they open, you’ll miss out on all the good produce.
This is why we appreciate Larchmont Village Farmers Market. It is open on both Wednesdays and Sundays. On Sundays, it doesn’t open until 10 am!
This is another small farmers market, so don’t expect tons and tons of vendors. It is more a market so that the residents of Larchmont Village are within easy reach of some fresh ingredients a couple of days a week. That being said, this market doesn’t really skimp on the culinary delights. Some of the freshest berries we’ve ever eaten have come from Larchmont Village Farmers Market.
Unfortunately, there are no Monday-only markets in Los Angeles. Some of the multi-day LA farmer’s markets do operate on Mondays, though.
4. Culver City Farmers Market
Where: Main St, Culver City, CA 90232
When: Tuesday, 2 pm to 7 pm
Are you after a bountiful supply of fresh ingredients from local farmers and chefs? Say hello to Culver City Farmers Market. This is a newer market, and it is relatively small, but we are always in awe at the number of ingredients on offer here. The vendors know how to stack things nice and high for you!
There are a lot of different products on offer, most of them staple farmers’ market fare. But, if you’re in the area, make sure that you swing by the cream cheese seller. You’ll find some divine flavors here that you’ll want to stock up on!
Don’t forget to bring your kids too. Almost every week, seasonal arts & crafts stalls will keep them occupied.
5. Altadena Farmers Market
Where: 2545 Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena
When: Wednesday, 3 pm to 6 pm
Yes, for many of us, Wednesday is our hump day. The positive side, though, is that it means you’re halfway through the working week. Even more positively, it means that your selection of Los Angeles farm markets is really starting to heat up. Altadena Farmers Market may be small, but it is unique.
Altadena Farmers Market is a celebration of what makes LA great. You won’t find big farms selling their goods here. Altadena Farmers Market hosts backyard gardeners, small farms that have been family-owned for centuries, and even a few local bakeries.
It won’t take you long to wander around the Altadena Farmers Market every Wednesday, but we promise you that once you have visited it once, you’ll want to return time and time again. There is always fabulous food on offer, and since all of it is locally grown, all the stuff is seasonal. You never know what to expect next!
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6. Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
Where: Arizona Ave. and 2nd St. Santa Monica, 90401
When: Wednesday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market happens a couple of times per week (also on Saturdays), but we want to draw your attention to the Wednesday market because this is by far the best of them. It is Wednesdays that you’ll find the best produce, as well as the best local chefs. So, you can pick up some great ingredients for a meal that evening, as well as sink your teeth into some local bites while you’re there.
Most of the businesses that run a stall at Santa Monica Farmers’ Market are local vendors, and you’ll find a fantastic selection of meats, fresh fruit & veg, artisan cheeses, baked goods, and more. The vendors do change from week to week, but there is always something delightful to enjoy. It’s not uncommon for there to be around 100 vendors, if not more, at the market.
7. South Pasadena Farmers Market
Where: 920 Meridian Ave, S Pasadena, 91030
When: Thursdays, 4 pm to 8 pm in the first 3 seasons, 4 pm to 7 pm in Winter
Rain, sleet, or shine, the South Pasadena Farmers Market is going to be open. Despite being a smaller farmers market in LA, it is award-winning, and this means that every Thursday, hordes of hungry people descend on the market eager to pick up their fresh produce.
The best part? It doesn’t open until later in the day either, so it’s perfect to swing by after work or perhaps a day exploring LA tourist destinations. Founded in 1999, South Pasadena Farmers Market has always favored produce grown in and around LA, which means plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables from smaller farmers (always the most delicious).
You’ll also have a selection of meats, sheep’s milk yogurt, bread, candy, BBQ, and more. There’s always some delightful treat to discover here!
8. LA River Farmers Market
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street.
When: Thursdays, 3 pm to 7:30 pm
The LA Rivers Farmer Market may be a bit out of your way, but this market has a real community feel to it. This brand-new market was specifically created to cater to the local community. It has rapidly become a meeting place for all sorts of cultures, and you’ll find a ton of people milling around every Thursday. So, if you want to enjoy the famed LA community spirit, this is the market to be at.
As they are a new farmers market in LA, the LA River Farmers Market is still working to build up its list of vendors, but some of the vendors already showcasing their produce here are amazing. Expect fresh fruit & veg straight from the farm, fresh eggs, homemade apple cider vinegar, chicken, and loads of freshly prepared meals.
9. Echo Park Farmers’ Market
Where: 1146 Logan St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
When: Fridays, 3 pm to 7:30 pm
It may be small, but since 2006, Echo Park Farmers’ Market has become one of the trendiest places to visit in LA. Every Friday, this community-focused market hosts 15 different vendors selling all manner of fresh produce. You’ll find fruits & vegetables, cheeses, dried fruit & nuts, cream, and more. One of our favorite vendors here is La Bahn Ranch. They sell chicken products, which will be some of the finest-tasting chicken you’ve ever had.
10. Crenshaw Farmers Market
Where: 5730 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043
When: Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm
We’re now heading into the weekend, and this is when the farmers’ markets in LA start to come in thick and fast. Crenshaw Farmers Market is a top Saturday farmers market in Los Angeles. The Crenshaw Farmers Market is at the heart of one of the strongest black communities in Los Angeles, and the food products sold here really lean heavily into that.
Wander through Crenshaw Farmers Market every Saturday, and your tastebuds will be tantalized by the huge array of spices, honey, seasonal produce, juices, and more. With over 2 dozen vendors, you won’t know where to look first!
We’ve seen some very unique vendors at Crenshaw Farmers Market. For example, this is one of the best places to pick up fresh cane juice or some gourmet tamales. As with all farmers markets in LA, new vendors appear almost weekly.
11. NoHo Farmers Market
Where: 5000 Colfax Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
When: Saturday, 9:30 am to 2 pm
If you’re looking for somewhere great to head in Hollywood, NoHo Farmers Market will be perfect for you. As you can expect with Hollywood, this isn’t just a market but an event. It only runs for a few hours each Saturday, but you’ll enjoy a farmers’ market, a food court, and live entertainment. It is a great day out for all the family!
You’ve probably already guessed that most of the market is packed to the brim with seasonal produce. But, if you’re here, we suggest you make a beeline for the food court. There are some great cultures represented here, but some of our favorite dishes come from the Salvadoran food vendors. We don’t think there is a better place in LA to get Salvadoran food.
12. East Los Angeles Certified Farmers Market
Where: East LA Civic Center Parking Lot (Cal State LA Campus from Fall 2023)
When: Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm
The East Los Angeles Certified Farmers’ Market was originally developed for the students at Cal State; although it is currently closed on campus until later in 2023, don’t worry; it is still very close by. Since this is a student-focused farmers market, expect to see a lot of cheap eats, and it has become somewhat of a hang-out spot for college students. It isn’t a massive market by any stretch of the imagination, but if you’re in the local area, it is always worth swinging by to see what is on offer.
13. Burbank Certified Farmers’ Market
Where: Olive & Genoaks, Burbank, 91502
When: Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm
Running every Saturday for 40 years, the Burbank Certified Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest Los Angeles farmers markets. As you can probably imagine, it has gained quite a following in that time but has never strayed too far from its original community roots.
This farmers’ market favors local vendors, and there are plenty here. Some of the best lamb we’ve ever tasted has come from the Burbank Certified Farmers’ Market, and you also have seasonal produce, honey, cheeses, and more. On the pre-packaged food side of things, you absolutely must try the Korean BBQ when you’re here. Come back the following week and try the tamales. They’re to die for!
14. Mar Vista Farmers’ Market
Where: 3826 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
When: Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm
Now in its 17th year, the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market hosts over 100 vendors every Sunday. Almost everything here is grown in the local area, and it is some of the finest seasonal produce you’ll ever taste. The real highlight of the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market is not the farmers but the food court.
Around 50 vendors sell their pre-packaged, freshly-made foods here, and you’ll enjoy everything from delectable donuts to pizzas to Tunisian food. Come back every week because you’ll eventually want to try everything!
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15. Beverly Hills Farmers Market
Where: 9300 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm
Sitting in the heart of Beverly Hills, this trendy market is the talk of the town every Sunday. Some of the best local farmers can be found here, and everything you see for sale has been grown right here in California. Because this is Beverly Hills, you may even spot a celeb or two wandering around (or at least their personal chefs). Honestly, you wouldn’t believe how high quality some of this produce is.
Each week, there is a petting zoo and live music. Every few weeks, there is a Kid Zone designed to keep your children entertained while you walk around the market. You’ll need to keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information about that.
16. Studio City Farmers Market
Where: 2052 Ventura Pl, Studio City, CA 91604
When: Sunday 8 am to 1 pm (Closed over Christmas Break)
If you have children in tow, this may be one of the best LA farmers markets to visit. Studio City Farmers Market was voted the number 1 farmers market for children. This is all thanks to the inflatables, a ridable train, and even a petting zoo.
For the adults, you have an array of fresh, locally-grown produce and a delightful selection of culinary delights. When we’re in the mood, this is one of our favorite places to pick up some Indian cuisine. There are a couple of vendors here that offer it, and it always makes a delightful meal!
17. Atwater Village Farmers Market
Where: 3528 Larga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
When: Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm
Atwater Village Farmers Market is home to around 24 vendors weekly. So, again, it is not the largest farmers market in the city, but it has a friendly community feel to it. It has become quite an attraction for the locals since its launch in 2005.
Many specialty foods are on sale here, but some of our favorite dishes are the quiches and pies, which you’ll often find quite tricky to find at some of the other LA farmer markets. This is also one of the only LA farmer markets with a large selection of fresh seafood.
18. Montrose Harvest Market
Where: 2338-2312 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
When: Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm
Montrose Harvest Market is the pride & joy of Montrose, and you’ll find many of the locals head to the market every Sunday. This is a very traditional farmers market, so expect piles and piles of fresh produce and pre-packaged meals.
One thing that Montrose Harvest Market has really tried to focus on is being a fresh grocery store. It isn’t about the entertainment. This is the place to head when you’re picking up your weekly grocery shopping, so it is meant to cater to all your food needs. Perfect if you’re staying in or around Montrose.
19. Melrose Place Farmers’ Market
Where: 8400 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: Can vary, but mostly Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
Perhaps the best review we’ve ever seen of this market said something like, ‘this is like Trader Joe’s, but better’. If you’ve ever been to Trader Joe’s, then you know that is quite a compliment. Trader Joe’s is known for offering a vast selection of unique products, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here.
In our opinion, this is one of the best places to head if you’re looking for some meat. The farmers and butchers here are remarkable and will tell you exactly where your meat came from. This is great if you love to know what you’re putting on your plate.
20. Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Where: Ivar & Selma Avenue, Hollywood
When: Sundays, 8 am to 1 pm
When the Hollywood Farmers’ Market was founded in 1991, it was one of only a few markets running in Los Angeles. This epic market basically kickstarted the trend of farmers’ markets in LA. It still remains one of the biggest and best.
Over 160 vendors descend on the Hollywood Farmers’ Market every Sunday to sell their fresh produce. If you can name an ingredient or cuisine, you’ll probably find it here. The best part is that the team behind this market is always looking to expand, which means there are more vendors each week, each offering something completely different!
This isn’t just a farmers’ market, though. It is a fun day out for all the family. For those 5 hours every Sunday, you’ll enjoy live music, activities for children, and more.
You may even spot the odd celebrity, some of whom come to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market to fill their larders, and others come for the countless celeb signings that happen throughout the year. It truly is the farmer’s market for stars.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the biggest farmers market in LA?
The Original Farmers’ Market is the largest market in Los Angeles. It runs every day of the week.
What are the good Los Angeles Farmers Market Saturdays?
There are a few Saturday farmer markets in Los Angeles. One of our favorites is the NoHo Farmers Market.
What are the good Los Angeles Farmers Market Sundays?
Studio City Farmers Market is one of the best Sunday markets, especially if you have children. There is plenty to see and do here.
What is the longest-running farmers market in Los Angeles?
Founded in 1934, The Original Farmers’ Market in LA is the oldest running farmers’ market in the city.
As you can see, there are plenty of Los Angeles farmers’ markets to visit. So, if you’re in the city, why not plan a trip to one or two of them? You can pick up some great ingredients for a beautiful meal or just head to one of the many unique food trucks.