LA’s farmers’ markets are within easy reach of Hotel Bel-Air. Our dedicated concierge team would be delighted to help you discover the best locally-grown produce and gourmet foods.
Our favourite LA farmers’ markets
June 17, 2021
The Original Farmers’ Market
Set up in 1934, the Original Farmers’ Market is Los Angeles’ oldest market and reflects the city’s rich cultural diversity. When entrepreneurs Fred Beck and Roger Dahlhjelm built this “village” at the height of the Depression, there were little more than a dozen farmers selling their fresh produce from the back of their trucks. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, you’ll need more than a day to explore over 100 gourmet grocers and food stalls. There are plenty of sit-down eateries, which makes this a great place to stop by for lunch or a snack. Tuck into a full sampling of fine Japanese treats at Sushi a Go Go or expand your patisserie horizons at Michelina Artisan Boulanger.
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is where local chefs come to source fresh locally-grown produce. On Wednesdays, you’ll find over 75 farmers at what is California’s largest grower-only certified market. Three growers – Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, Mike and Sons Egg Ranch in Ontario, and Scott Farms in Dinuba – have been around since the market was established in 1981. Downtown restaurants are showcased here weekly, so don’t miss out on a seasonal farm-to-table cooking demonstration and learn what you can do to spice up your ultra-fresh ingredients.
2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Malibu Farmers’ Market
On Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, escape the crowds and enjoy the intimate Malibu Farmers’ Market, knowing that you’ll be contributing to a good cause. Run by the Cornucopia Foundation and set in the parking lot of the Malibu Library, profits from this market are given to a number of causes including animal rescue, environmental outreach and children’s environmental education. The Farmer’s Cafe offers a variety of rotating gourmet cuisine you can enjoy al fresco, and there are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options at the food stalls to choose from too.
23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA
Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market
Located on Civic Center Drive, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market, between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, features over 60 vendors and takes place on Sundays. There are new vendors every week, but Harry’s Berries offers the best punnet of organic strawberries, and King Roads Cafe is known for its strong quality coffee. Ha’s Apple Farm has a large variety of apples but also dried fruits and tasty jams. This is a great market for children too, with child-sized carts available as well as a kids’ zone and workshops where they’ll get the chance to learn exciting new recipes.
9300 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Founded in 1991, and located on Ivar and Selma Avenue, Hollywood Farmers Market was one of the first to open in California and today hosts 160 farmers, producers and food artisans every Sunday. You’ll find locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, fish, free-range poultry and eggs, meats, ethnic foods but also clothes and jewelry. Forbidden Fruit Orchards has delicious Blueberries, syrups and blueberry wine, Jarring Foods serves the fermented tea kombucha, and EMG Shellfish is your best bet for fresh oysters and mussels.
1600 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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