On vacation in Los Angeles, there is so much to see. Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu. Lots of iconic places. Shopping streets. Museums. Spectacular theme parks and a fantastic … market!
It might seem rather strange to talk about a market in Los Angeles. And yet, the historic Los Angeles Farmers Market is much more than just a place to sell.
Inaugurated in 1934, today it is one of the places not to be missed on vacation to L.A.
A real paradise for gourmets.
Unlike many others, it is a permanent market. Every day, it is literally besieged by inhabitants, tourists and the curious.
Among the more than 100 exhibitors, shops and market stalls of the permanent market, you can find fruits, vegetables, and many fresh products of the day. You can buy the products or, if you prefer, consume them at kiosks that offer seating.
The protagonists are the dishes of American and ethnic cuisine. The presence of Latin American and Asian communities is thick.
Among the strengths of the Los Angeles Farmers Market, the extraordinary variety of products, the excellent value for money, and the position. It is located near the famous shopping center The Grove, from which it is connected by the Grove Trolley, a characteristic two-story electric train.
In addition, it often hosts renowned events and festivals. In October, for example, do not miss the Fall Festival.
Meet Me at Third and Fairfax is the sign that stands in front of the farmers market. And it is precisely the address of the place where it stands, between 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue, south of CBS Television City.
You can reach the area by car and public transport.
The parking areas are located in the north and south of the market. Pay particular attention to the price that could rise up to $30.
All you have to do is make a purchase at the Market, of any amount, to receive a receipt. Thanks to it, you will enjoy 90 minutes of free parking, buying from a merchant; 2 hours of free parking, by buying in a qualified store in the Market. After this time, you will pay as much as $ 3 for the first 15 minutes, and $ 1 for every 15 minutes.
If you don’t buy anything, you will always pay $2 for every 15 minutes, up to a maximum of $30 for the whole day.
The farmers market is easily accessible even with public transport operated by Metro. From Downtown, it takes about 35 minutes by bus 16, from 5th/Grand to 3rd/Ogden.
The market is open all year, 7 days a week, with the following times:
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 21:00
Saturday, 09:00 to 20:00
Sunday, 10:00 to 19:00
Admission is obviously free.
The market is near the large The Grove shopping center. It is impossible to visit one without having seen the other.
A characteristic free train connects the two places.
Every hour, at The Grove, you can admire the free show of the Dancing Fountains, with wonderful water jets that move to the rhythm of music.