Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater Village - there's a farmers' market for everyone! Where's your favorite Farmers' Market?
If you like the idea of buying straight from the source, then a famer's market is the way to shop for great fruits and veggies. Residents of Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village have several choices and all on different days at different times. Lucky for us! If you forget to pick something up at the Echo Park Farmers' Market
on Friday, you can go to the Silver Lake Farmers' Market
on Saturday or the Atwater Village Farmers' Market
on Sunday. If you're just a fan of outside shopping and variety, there's no reason not to check them all out!
Echo Park Farmers Market
The Echo Park Farmers' Market
is relatively new, having started just 3 years ago in 2006. This market is located at 663 Logan St, just a half block south of Sunday and it's help every Friday from 3-7pm. You'll find a great variety of fruit and vegetables. There's also a bread booth and a variety of cooked foods available from Empanadas to Flan. This is probably the least expensive farmers' market in the area. It's never really crowed and since it runs from 3 in the afternoon until 7pm it's not likely you have to worry about heat stroke in the summertime!
Silver Lake Farmers' Market
Not to be outdone, Silver Lake has a farmers' market of its own. As a resident of the area I was a regular there every weekend. Parking is a bit sparse, but I always walked to and from the market with my own bags. It's one way to make sure you don't buy more than you're actually going to consume in a week. The wonderful variety is always so tempting that it's easy to get more than you can use before the next weeks' market.
The Silver Lake Farmers Market is open for business every Saturday from 8am - 1pm. It's located at what locals know as "Triangle Park". That's the spot where Edgecliff Drive and Maltman Avenue intersect at Griffith Park Blvd. The actual address is 3700 Sunset Blvd - it would be hard to miss the crowd an canopies if you happen to be driving by down Sunset Blvd. on a Saturday morning.
The Silver Lake Farmers' Market
has a great coffee booth. It's sort of a tradition with many market-goes to grab a cup of coffee, pick out a croissant or muffin from the bread booth and stroll around to peruse what's available that week. Most of the booty is actually non-sprayed, organic produce. You can also get nuts, honey, cheese, and some really great homemade pitas and humus. This market also has a great selection of live plants and cut flowers as well as some super prepared foods. The crepe booth gets rave reviews, as do the homemade empanadas. It's also fun to check out the miscellaneous jewelry, clothing, pottery and other artisan offerings. I recommend arriving at this market early to avoid the excess sun and moderate crowd you'll find as the day progresses. Just remember, as much as Fido may like his morning walk, the farmers' market is for humans so please leave the pooch at home.
Atwater Village Farmers Market
So you don't get home from work early enough to make it to the Echo Park Farmers' Market
on Sunday and decided to sleep in and catch up on housework Saturday so you can't make it to the Silver Lake Farmers' Market
? No problem! The Atwater Village Farmers' Market has everything you could ask for. Held at the Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot at 3250 Glendale Boulevard, the Atwater Village Farmers' Market is open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Featuring a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables direct from the framer, you'll also find fresh-baked bread, juices, flowers and more. The Atwater Farmers' Market also has entertainment. There's live music, balloons and children's activities. You can also shop for home-made soup, candles and clothing. Prepared food includes some mouth watering BBQ from Bigmista
that has a following all its own!
So no matter day works best for you, come out and pick up your recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day and enjoy mingling with the locals. No matter which market you choose to attend, I highly doubt you'll be disappointed.
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