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This Week in LA Farmers Markets

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There is nothing like a stroll through your neighborhood farmers market to help make making dinner fun for the whole family. In a city the size of Los Angeles, it is easy to find a farmers market any day of the week just a short drive away.

Montrose farmers market
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Montrose Farmers Market
2300-2314 Honolulu Ave
Glendale, CA 91214
(970) 209-8463
Dates: Sundays

The Montrose Harvest Market is a traditional farmers market, offering the best produce and flowers from certified Southern California growers and a variety of prepared foods. The Marketplace serves up a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, artisans and an interactive children's area. Make sure to visit their Calendar for upcoming events and schedules.

malibu farmers market
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Malibu Farmers Market
23555 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 428-4262
Dates: Sundays

The prepackaged area, which sells a large assortment of nuts, olives, baked brie, traditional Afghani and Chinese delicacies, an exquisite collection of sea salts, gourmet hummus, a variety of organic olive oils and vegan and gluten-free delights, provides enough reasons for us to hightail it out to Malibu for this farmers' market. Hit the beach afer with all of the delicious and healthy foods you've purchased!

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West Hollywood Farmer's Market
Plummer Park
N Vista and Fountain Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Dates: Sundays from 8am to 1pm

Held at Plummer Park in West Hollywood, this outdoor street market offers produced goods from local farmers, ranchers, and vendors, who offer a variety of freshly grown California fruits and vegetables. In addition, find everything from honey, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, olives, mushrooms, jellies, fruit juices, sauces, espresso, ethnic foods, jewelry, clothes and much more. Its a great place to stop by on a Sunday.

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South Gate Farmers Market
Tweedy Blvd, between Walnut Ave and Pinehurst Ave
South Gate, CA 90280
(323) 774-0159
Dates: Mondays from 10am to 3pm

Held weekly, The South Gate Certified Farmer's Market is held a tthe southeast tip of South Gate Park, on a small parking lot on the northwest corner of Tweedy Blvd and Pinehurst Ave. This is a small market but serves its purpose and its neighborhood well. For over 17 years the farmers involved have helped supply the local food bank and the workforce is on a complete volunteer system (volunteers are "paid" in produce).

Manhattan Beach Farmers Market
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Manhattan Beach Farmers Market
51 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 379-9901
Date: Tuesday

This is a farmer's market that is true to its form. While you wont find a petting zoo here or crafts, you'll find great healthy eats, both certified and non-certified.

Old LA - Highland Park Certified Farmers Market
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Old LA Farmers Market
Marmion Way & Ave 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 449-4100
Date: Tuesday

This farmers market is perfect for the after-work stop off on the way home. They even offer a great kids' area and arts & crafts to keep the whole family happy.

santa monica farmers market
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
2640 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 458-8712
Date: Wednesday

This is the largest grower-only certified farmer's market in Southern California. Each Wednesday a local restaurant is highlighted as well.

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Long Beach Farmers Market
3rd St between Pacific Av & Cedar Ave
Long Beach, CA.
Date: Friday

The Long Beach Farmers Market is probably one of the best in the LA area. It has always been able to find exactly what patrons are looking for. The only downside is the short hours, so you definitely have to plan ahead to fit this farmers market into your week. This weekly farmers market is held on a parking lot bordering the south side of one-way westbound W. 3rd St between Pacific Av and Cedar Av, a block north of one-way eastbound W. Broadway.

venice farmers market
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Venice Farmers Market
Venice Blvd. and Venice Way
Venice, CA 90291
Date: Friday

Situated in the heart of Venice, what more could you ask for? From veggie sides to flavored nuts, mixed berries, and other fruits, they offer a great selection of fresh foods.

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