There’s something special about making meals out of fresh, local ingredients. When you’re buying at farmers markets, you’re supporting the community and limiting your carbon footprint. Tasty fruits and vegetables are easy to find in the markets of Southern California every day of the week. There are a number of markets near the AMLI Southern California apartments with lively atmospheres that feature live music, treats and fun for the whole family.
Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags when you visit these farmers markets in Southern California.
11 am-4 pm on Thursdays
201 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim
This city market has farm-fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, honey, crafts and a variety of dining experiences to choose from. There’s always live music, food tastings and chances to talk to local chefs. Don’t forget to get your market ticket validated for free two-hour parking in any Anaheim area parking structure.
Villa Park: 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena
8:30am-12:30pm on Tuesdays
Victory Park: 2900 block of N. Sierra Madre Blvd.
8:30am-12:30pm on Saturdays
These cash-only, weekly farmers markets offer fruits and vegetables, plus gourmet goodies. There are no craft vendors at this market, only fresh foods, meats, jellies, plants and flowers. Tuesdays markets are smaller with about 15 vendors, while Saturdays markets have up to 60 vendors. The Pasadena Certified Farmers Market is a perfect stop for all your local farm products.
10 am-2pm on Sundays
3528 Larga Ave., Los Angeles
The Atwater Village Farmers Market offers a wide selection of produce, prepared foods and family activities. Featuring over 25 Southern California vendors, this market has some of the highest quality local farm-fresh foods. While you shop you’ll see fresh herbs, eggs, poultry, breads, ethnic specialty foods along with live-music. Rain or shine, this market is a blast for every culinary taste.
8:30am-1:30pm on Sundays
2640 Main St., Santa Monica
This celebrated Sunday market boasts farm-fresh produce, meats and dairy, along with plants, flowers and artisan goods. Not only can you shop for fresh ingredients in this market, but they also have farm-to-table prepared foods from local Main Street restaurants. Enjoy musical entertainment, face painting and bi-weekly cooking demonstrations. The Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market is a perfect place to bring the whole family for food, shopping and community.
8am-1pm on Saturdays
23504 Calabasas Road, Calabasas
This weekly outdoor market offers locally sourced produce and flowers, plus wine and other farm fresh products. Located in Old Town Calabasas, this market has a varied selection of sustainably produced product, meats, eggs, bakery items and prepared foods. There is an ample amount of free parking, making this market even more convenient.
8am-noon on Saturdays
2220 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo
Make this market a Saturday morning tradition. The Camarillo Farmers Market is a great place for fresh organic foods at good prices. This market has a variety of fruits, vegetables, handmade goods, plants, art, jewelry and more. While you shop the local vendors, you’ll also often catch live music! All the food that is sold at this market is coming from a nearby farm, meaning you’ll be supporting the local community and eating fresh foods. It’s a win-win!
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