The Los Angeles Farmers Market at the corner of 3rd and Fairfax's has experienced tremendous growth from its humble origin in 1934. From enterprising farmers selling fresh produce from the back of their trucks to its permanent amalgamation of stalls and restaurants, the Farmers Market long predates the rise of the locavore movement.
Each year, about three million visitors roam the Farmers Market stalls, sit-down eateries, prepared vendors, and produce stands. The ethnic cuisines represented in the Market include Argentinean, French, Greek, Korean, Mediterranean, and Mexican; several of the stalls have been family-owned and operated for generations, and some are as old as the Farmers Market itself. In stark contrast to the Farmers Market's timeless charm stands the Grove, an open-air shopping extravaganza located just next door. An electric-powered trolley takes shoppers to the two spots, but they are close enough to travel by foot. Combined, the Farmers Market and the Grove make up one of Los Angeles' most popular attractions.
The Farmers Market hosts annual public events, such as the Summer Music Series, Fall Festival, Holiday Festivities, and Mardi Gras. In addition, this popular foodie destination celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009.
For details and information about upcoming festivities, check out the Bugle, a monthly publication dedicated to the Farmers Market's news and events.
The Farmers Market is open every day of the year for shopping, wandering around, meeting up with friends, and grabbing a bite to eat. By spending your money here, you are supporting local businesses that are independently owned and operated.
- Friday: 9am to 9pm
- Saturday: 9am to 8pm
- Sunday: 10am to 7pm
- Location: 6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
- Phone: 323-933-9211 or 866-993-9211
- Website: www.farmersmarketla.com