Santa Monica Farmers Market
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Favorites and New Flavors at LA's Farmers Markets
Centrally located amid microclimates of mountains, deserts, and everything in between,Los Angeles County—which was the largest agricultural producer in the country from 1910 - 1955—has a history of supporting its farmers. “The Original Farmers Market,” a now permanent open-air covered structure of vendors, restaurants, and specialty shops, was established in 1934 with a dozen farmers showing up to sell out of their trucks on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. While this landmark launched the farmers market concept, the real magic happens at the mobile farmers markets that rotate neighborhoods depending on the day of the week. On Wednesday mornings, you’ll compete with chefs from the best restaurants at the Santa Monica farmers market, the largest in the city with 75 vendors selling a variety of popular and unheard of produce, meat, grains, nuts, and more. Other popular markets where you’ll find local favorites (like the tasty Dave’s Asian kimchi) include Silver Lake on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Culver City on Thursdays, Venice on Fridays, and Hollywood on Sundays. Prepare your tastebuds for some serious sampling any day of the week!
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