Tired of the usual grocery haul from your local supermarket? Monday through Sunday, there’s a farmers market full of fresh produce and baked goods ready for your patronage.
The Altadena Farmer’s Market is open Wednesdays in the fall and winter from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (spring and summer are slightly later hours). Be sure to check out Bliss Premium Avocados (they grow absolutely delicious ones just begging to be slathered on toast), Star Sky Granola (organic, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and non-GMO) and Beyond the Olive (to die for olive oils and balsamic vinegars), a few of the vendors. 600 W. Palm St., Altadena
This eclectic farmers market on Marmion Way and Avenue 57 has been in operation for years. Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy hot handmade pizza, locally grown fruits and veggies and seasonal items. There’s also live music to get you in the post-work mood. N. Figueroa and Ave. 58, Highland Park
This Plummer Park’s north parking lot is located at 1200 N. Vista St. in West Hollywood and features organic and farm fresh delicious fruits and vegetables, flowers, fresh fish and baked goods. Fresh hot food is also served on the premises, like cumin rotisserie chicken. The market is open throughout the year on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is over 30 years old, established in 1986. 1200 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, 323-848-6530
Take a slight road trip and begin a long weekend to the Lancaster Farmer’s Market, open Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy craft goods, freshly prepared food and local produce. Pears are currently in season as are ripe, juicy blackberries. Enjoy homemade food just like your mom used to make, like delicious tamales. The market’s Facebook page is also active for its patrons, with recipes for zucchini noodles, baked pears, and more. W. Lancaster Blvd. & Date Ave., Lancaster, 818-591-8161
The Pasadena Certified Farmer’s Market at Victory Park is celebrating 33 years of serving the community. The market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious fruits, veggies and more. The market is currently selling in season crisp apples, sweet grapes, tart pomegranates, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli and more. Sierre Madre Blvd. at Paloma St., Pasadena
Take the whole family to this weekly community event in the center of Old Town Monrovia. Fresh local produce for sale at a traditional farmer’s market is combined with live music and prepared food. The event is held weekly on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Even local boutiques including Plain Sugar LA get in on the fun. 700 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, 818-591-8161
From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, the freshest of selections of seasonal and locally sourced flowers and produce can be found at Temple City Farmer's Market. Grab hard-to-find items like wax apples, only in season a short amount of time. There are also hot items on sale too like freshly prepared personal pizzas, coffee and more. Specialty goods like honey, tea and chocolate are available too. 9701 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, 626-422-1419