Santa Monica Farmers' Markets
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
There is nothing like wandering the aisles of the four Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. The textures, the smells and the colours – it's no wonder so many of L.A.'s top chefs choose to buy their produce and other seasonal favourites there.
Santa Monica's Farmers' Markets are known for their rich bounties of vegetables, fruits, baskets of freshly cut flowers, live music, breads, cheeses, and delicious food samplings and the markets are open rain or shine. Spending some time at the Farmers' Market is an opportunity to mingle with the locals and take a break from hectic LA life.
Downtown Farmers' Market - Located on Arizona Avenue between Second and Third Streets: Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm; Saturdays, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Wednesday market is the largest and the one most often frequented by local star chefs. Local restaurants make weekly appearances in a food tent on Arizona Ave.
Pico Farmers' Market - Located at Virginia Park (2200 Virginia Ave): Saturdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A fairly serious and businesslike market with superb produce - one for the serious foodie.
Main Street Farmers' Market - Located at 2640 Main Street: Sundays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
With the feel of a street fair, the market includes live music, pony rides, face painting and chefs serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. This is the only Farmers' Market in Santa Monica to contain a large non-agricultural section.