Farmers markets are an excellent source of fresh produce and a great way to support local businesses. But with live music, unique vendors, and even play areas, they’re also a ton of fun for families, making them one of the best things to do with kids on the weekend. If you’re looking for a farmers market in Los Angeles, here are some of our favorites.
If you are heading to the South Bay area, don’t forget to check out our South Bay Farmers Markets list.
Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles
One of the advantages of living in L.A. is the gorgeous weather that allows you to shop outdoors almost any day of the year. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best farmers markets in Los Angeles for families.
The Studio City Farmers Market was voted the most family-friendly farmers market by L.A. Magazine for good reason. This Sunday market is the epitome of family fun. In addition to fresh produce and food vendors, kids will be delighted to find a play area with inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, and more. You can also hop aboard a miniature train and go for a ride through the market. The Studio City market is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.
2052 Ventura Pl, Studio City
Another excellent choice for families, the MarVista Farmers Market features so many exciting things for kids. The market offers a free craft workshop for kids, highlighting a new project each week and face painting the last Sunday of each month. The fourth Sunday of the month also features a free kids’ cooking class. The MarVista market also has live performances and D.J.s. The market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
12198 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
The Original Farmers Market is a landmark in Los Angeles. The open-air market has been around since 1934, making it one of the oldest markets in the city. Located on Third and Fairfax, the market is home to over 100 merchants, including farmers, butchers, florists, and chefs. You’ll find everything from organic produce to seafood and meat. It’s open M-F from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
The Downtown LA Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This market is a soothing Sunday experience for the senses. Listen to talented folk and Latin musicians as you browse fresh produce. You can also pick up succulent plants, candles, and more.
5th Street @, S Spring St, Los Angeles
The Hollywood Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market started in 1979 and is one of L.A.’s oldest and most beloved farmer’s markets. You’ll find fresh produce, flowers, and prepared foods. But, you’ll also want to check the venue for live music, cookbook signing, and mouth-watering chef demonstrations.
1600 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles
The Main Street Farmers Market in Santa Monica is one of the best spots in the city for a family-friendly breakfast. In addition to several food vendors serving up delicious dishes, the market also features live entertainment, kids’ activities, and an open grassy space perfect for letting the kids play while you eat. The Main Street location is hosted every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Santa Monica hosts multiple markets throughout the week, so check the website for other spots.
2640 Main Street, Santa Monica
You’ll find anything from fresh produce to handmade crafts at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market and even some live music performances by middle schoolers! The market also houses many stalls that sell delicious treats like French crêpes or chocolate Nutella ice cream. You can even find locally made artisan goods like jewelry and pottery. It’s open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9300 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills
If you can’t make it to one of the other farmers markets on a Sunday or a Wednesday, you’re in luck because the Silver Lake Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You’ll find all the same great things as you would at any other farmers’ market, plus a few unique items like vintage clothes, books, records, and more.
3700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this little market may be small, but the produce is top-notch. Come here for all your usual farmers market fare like fruits, veggies, flowers, and some great prepared food options.
3528 Larga Ave, Los Angeles
Here you’ll find dozens of booths set up every Wednesday evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can pick up local produce, dairy, eggs, or a special gift, like handmade chocolate. This farmers market is especially great because it’s dog-friendly, so you can bring your pup along for a walk while you shop.
587 W Palm St, Altadena
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