DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA FARMERS MARKETS ON WEDNESDAYS 8AM TO 1PM
Arizona Avenue, between 4th & Ocean
Chefs from all over Los Angeles County converge on Wednesday’s Market for first pick of the goods. And with 75 farmers spread out over four blocks, the selection is vast. Roots also run deep. Three growers—Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, Mike and Sons Egg Ranch in Ontario, and Scott Farms in Dinuba—have set up shop here since the farmers market opened in 1981.
If you come hungry, you can find food from local downtown Santa Monica restaurants which make weekly appearances. (Tip: Free 90-minute parking is available in the structures on Second and Fourth Streets, and bike stands are plentiful.)
DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAYS 8AM TO 1PM
Arizona Avenue, between 4th & 2nd
Claiming the title “Organic Market,” Downtown Santa Monica’s farmers market started in 1991 and on Saturdays offers the largest percentage of certified-organic growers of any market in the city. Additionally, each weekend features menu options from downtown restaurants. Other highlights include Valerie Confections, which sells seasonally inspired pastries, hand pies, and cakes, both sweet and savory, and Thao Farms, which offers an assortment of Asian staples such as taro, turmeric, lemongrass, and ginger.