Where To Find Great Farmers Markets In LA

Our favorite farmers markets across Los Angeles.
Topanga Canyon Farmers Market

photo credit: Nicola Buck

Farmers markets aren’t just a handy narrative device to show the progression of a relationship in a rom-com. They’re also an essential part of our local economy, a tremendous way to support local artisans and vendors, and most of all, a place to get some really delicious produce. So we put together this guide to farmers markets across the city, where you can shop local and put your money back into the neighborhood you live in.  

For even more information on farmers markets near you, check out Sustainable Economic Enterprises of LA.


photo credit: Nicola Buck

Topanga Canyon Farmers Market

Topanga Canyon Farmers Market

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If you want a farmers market moment straight out of a Visit California ad, head to Topanga Canyon. After a six-year hiatus, the Topanga Farmers Market is back with 40+ vendors selling produce, artisanal goods, and prepared foods in the Santa Monica mountains. Several of them are Topanga locals, too, like Eli’s Bee Co.’s locally sourced honey, Topanga Mother’s organic sourdough, and Sweet Raw Life’s vegan cheeses and yogurts. Well-known farms like Cuyama Orchards and Weiser Family Farms are also on hand, plus stalls selling tamales, yerba mate, and açai bowls. Open Friday, 9am-1pm.

photo credit: Andrea D'Agosto

The Original Farmers Market


Open since 1934, The Original Farmers Market in Beverly Grove is one of LA’s most recognizable landmarks, but if you write off this historic market as a tourist trap, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Sure, there will be plenty of out-of-towners taking photos of The Grove’s trolley, but the fact remains this place is stacked with tremendous vendors. This isn’t a conventional farmers market with locally-grown produce (it’s essentially an outdoor food court), but there are plenty of iconic stalls to try, like Bennett’s Ice Cream, Bob’s Doughnuts, and Magee’s. Tip: Head there before 10am for zero crowds. Open daily, 9am-9pm.

photo credit: Atwater Village Market


Atwater Village Farmers Market


One of the best-known markets among Eastsiders, the Atwater Village Market is like walking into a super-sized Whole Foods—with even more produce. You’ll find fruits and produce from some of the top farms in the city (with names you’ll recognize from some great restaurant menus), like Sunrise Organics and Jimenez Family Farms. There’s also an oyster bar and a knife sharpener. Open Sunday, 9am-2pm.

photo credit: El Segundo Farmers Market

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El Segundo Certified Farmers Market


The El Segundo Market sets up on Main St. in front of City Hall and features a mix of fresh produce, floral bouquets, pressed juices, cheeses, crafts, and enough prepared food vendors to turn a leisurely shopping trip here into lunch. There’s a great diversity of vendors here, including pupusas, Himalayan steamed dumplings, and rotisserie chickens hot off the spit. Open Thursday, 3-7pm.

photo credit: South Pasadena Farmers Market


South Pasadena Farmers Market


Located on Meridian Ave and El Centro next to the Gold Line station, the South Pas Market is a local fave with a wide range of fruit and vegetables and an even wider selection of flowers, baked goods, shellfish, sundries (like goat’s milk soap), and prepared food vendors like Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ and Vegano’s plant-based paletas. Open Thursday, 4-8pm.

photo credit: Joyce Chan

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Torrance Certified Farmers Market


Popping up in Wilson Park on Crenshaw, the Torrance Market has a little bit of everything, including fruit and vegetables from growers like Harry’s Berries in Oxnard and Mr. Thao Farms in Fresno, as well as seasonal jams and preserves from Forbidden Fruit Orchards, and baked goods from Southwest Bread. Open Tuesday & Saturday, 8am-1pm.

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Hollywood Farmers Market


Each time we visit the Hollywood Farmers Market, we’re struck by its sheer scope. With more than 100 farmers and vendors, it’s one of the largest markets in LA, with rows and rows to explore. Some of our favorite vendors include Dave’s Gourmet Korean for fresh coconut milk and high-end restaurants like Gwen, which sells its excellent cured meats and patés. Check its Instagram for info on upcoming events because famous food types love doing activations here. Open Sunday, 8am-1pm.

photo credit: City of Santa Monica Farmers Market

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Santa Monica Farmers Market


Known for its absolutely huge lineup of specialty produce vendors—and for being a favorite among LA chefs—the Santa Monica Farmers Market is hands-down the crown jewel of SoCal farmers markets. You’ll find everything from sustainably raised prawns to peak-season peaches to heirloom corn masa and artisanal goat cheeses. Make sure to check their Instagram for updates since there’s always something going on here, like folkloric dance performances, live jazz, and communal sound baths (it is Santa Monica, after all). Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8am-1pm.

photo credit: NoHo Farmers Market


NoHo Farmers Market


Located on a quiet street off Lankershim Blvd, the NoHo Farmers Market features a diverse mix of fresh produce, clothing, jewelry, and a Brooklyn-style bacon, egg, and cheese to kick off your morning. Here you’ll find everything from glowing blocks of Himalayan salt to blue sourdough made with pea flower and turmeric root, as well as tamales, premium seafood, kombucha, and beautifully potted plants. Open Saturday, 9:30am-2:30pm.

photo credit: East LA Farmers Market


East LA Farmers Market


Run by the non-profit VELA (Volunteers Of East LA), this mid-scale market is a hub for vendors in the community, and a good place to find something delicious to eat. There’s specialty coffee and hot chocolate imported from El Salvador, freshly baked pan dulce, and birria-stuffed tacos dorados, plus artisan goods, organic produce from RC Farms’, and jars of raw honey from Don Pilis Apiaries. Open Saturday, 8am-1pm.

photo credit: City of Alhambra Certified Farmers Market


City of Alhambra Certified Farmers Market


Over in the San Gabriel Valley, the City of Alhambra Certified Farmers Market carries a spectacular assortment of locally sourced Asian produce, like bundles of watercress, Taiwanese spinach, bright green bok choy, and Chinese amaranth. Open since 1984, this medium-sized market also sells homemade salsa, live seafood, cherry tomatoes, and tonics made from apple cider vinegar. Open Sunday, 8:30am-1pm.

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Crenshaw Farmers Market


At the AFIBA Center off Crenshaw and Slauson, the Crenshaw Market features dozens of local farmers, artisans, and prepared food vendors selling East African sambusas, tamales, and fresh pressed sugar cane juice, to name a few. There’s also monthly events ranging from cooking demonstrations to DJs to Zumba classes, so keep an eye on the official Instagram for more details. Open Saturday, 10am-3pm.

photo credit: Sonya Sharp

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Culver City Farmers Market


The Culver City Market is a great option for breaking up your midweek errand rotation. On Main Street in Downtown Culver, this market is on the smaller side but packs a lot into a few blocks: meat and seafood vendors, fresh produce, and plenty of prepared food if you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner. Open Tuesday, 2-7pm. 

Altadena Farmers Market


The Altadena Market is conveniently next to a big park, so you can soak up some sun after a long morning of shopping for microgreens. This weekday market features produce, colorful farm eggs, and baked goods, like sourdough from Out of Thin Air and bagels by Doughboy Collective. And if you can’t make it in person, the Altadena also has an online store you can shop at with specialty coffee, jams, soaps, and more. Open Wednesday, 4-7pm. 

Long Beach Marina Farmers Market


Long Beach has a whole network of farmers markets across the city, but the largest and most popular one takes place every Sunday at the Alamitos Bay Marina. You’ll find more than 40 vendors, including big-name local growers like Weiser Family Farms, Tenerelli Orchards, and Bautista Organic Date Ranch, plus prepared fresh seafood from Wild Local Seafood and baked goods from Colossus Bakery. Parking can be tricky but plan on taking a stroll around the marina park and enjoying the great bay views afterward. Open Sunday, 9am-2pm.

photo credit: Jessie Clapp

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Larchmont Village Farmers Market


You can easily spend an entire afternoon at the Larchmont Market, but not because there’s tons of produce to inspect. This market is on the smaller side but is surrounded by idyllic cafes, boutiques, restaurants, and people showing off their cute dogs you’ll inevitably want to play with. The market itself, though, has plenty to offer, including French pastries, jewelry, fruits, veggies, and flowers. Open Sunday, 10am-2pm.

photo credit: Mar Vista Farmers Market

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Mar Vista Farmers Market


The Mar Vista Market is a full-blown destination with tons of prepared food vendors, the usual tables of beautiful produce, and events like salsa dance lessons and workshops on pasta-making. Expect to see vendors selling fresh crepes, Afghan baked goods, and French pastries, as well as live music acts, including water glass performers, folk duos, and the occasional 21-piece jazz bands. Open Sunday, 9am-2pm.

photo credit: LA River Farmers Market

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LA River Farmers Market


This weekday option is one of the city’s newer farmers markets and pops up at Los Angeles Historic State Park. There’s a relatively small number of producers (at least in comparison to other neighborhood markets), but expect to find twice as many prepared food vendors. After scoring some seasonal produce, you can grab a deli sandwich at Little Palace Delicatessen, a Taiwanese-style grain bowl from Gu Grocery, and chicken tenders at Cargo Snack Shack, to name a few. Open Thursday, 3-7:30pm.

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