The Studio City Farmers' Market is likely the most family-friendly market in the city.
Since most children probably don't enjoy shopping for organic produce, the market has found a clever way of keeping the kids occupied. They have pony rides, a giant inflatable bouncy castle and a petting zoo filled with ducks, chickens, bunnies, and pigs.
In a city where 8-year-olds have cell phones, it's comforting to know that kids still can still get excitement from something as simple as petting a billy goat.
During my visit I saw okra, tiny little baby eggplants, and raspberries as well as Chinese mustard greens, leeks and fennel. Lots of potatoes right now - red, purple, fingerling and baby yukon.
There are stands selling cookies, fresh juice blends, jams and honey, flavored oils and vinegars. One stand specializes in fresh fish (never frozen). When I was there he had wild Dungeness crab, shrimp, red snapper, swordfish and ahi tuna. Ed Begley Jr. was even there selling his own brand of eco-friendly cleaning supplies, Begley's Best.
The market is held on Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd, every Sunday between 8am and 1pm.