LA Farmers Market Report: Santa Monica – Wednesdays
It is considered by most to be the mecca of farmers’ markets in the Los Angeles area. The Wednesday Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica is truly a sight to behold. Twice as big as the one on Saturday mornings, it stretches over almost five city blocks and is packed with the best fruits and vegetables you could possibly hope to find. Unlike many other market that also feature crafts, jewley, and prepared food to take away and eat, this market is almost exclusively produce, although there are a number of stands selling plants, flowers, and baked goods, a few cheese stands and even one selling bison. Is it any wonder that the people who shop there are very serious about food? In fact some of the best restaurants in LA source the market for the ingredients on their menus.
Currently the market is in the midst of celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. They even have a special gallery event as a part of the celebration – The Farmer Portrait Project is on display at the Bergamot Station, but ends on November 6th, so go soon. It’s located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in building G and they offer free, on-site parking.
The farmers market is on Arizona between 4th Street and Ocean and 2nd street between Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire and it operates every Wednesday, all year long.