Farmers Markets  //

One thing we Angelenos know better than anyone, is our way around some fresh produce!

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Farmer’s Market Swag!

Upon moving to LA I was enamored with all the choices I had right at my fingertips for finding my own farm fresh goodies each week! Being the avid foodie that I am, I cannot tell you how elated I was to walk out my front door and literally stroll on over to the Hollywood market each Sunday. Whether it was for this week’s ration of heirloom tomatoes or the whole rabbit (yeah, that’s right, I said WHOLE RABBIT) I reluctantly bought after a little coaxing from my fiance so that I could make my first pass at rabbit coq au vin. No matter the size of the grocery list or the items upon it, one thing holds true… This market has changed me, my shopping routine, and my whole being for the better.

So, I thought, why not bestow a little of my farmers’ market knowledge upon you kind folks. I’ve compiled an end-all be-all list of stops that should be on your market radar each week!

If you are anything like me, you live and die by the Yelp sword and what others are saying in your neck of the woods matters to you! So I went ahead and included links to each market’s Yelp page.

Without further adieu, I give you, the Great Big List of market’s near you! You’re welcome!

SUNDAY

Los Feliz Farmers’ Market
Where: Los Feliz Post Office Parking Lot – Vermont and Franklin Ave.
Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here! 

Atwater Village Farmers’ Market
Where: 3250 Glendale Blvd. in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at Larga Ave. (Public parking across the street, west of the market)
When: 10 AM – 2 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here! 

Hollywood Farmers’ Market (my ABSOLUTE favorite)
Where: Ivar Avenue and Selma Avenue (between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd). When: Sunday, 8 AM to 1 PM *** This market is my most favorite market of them all!! First off, they have goats… like real live goats you can pet and hold and feed, it’s amazing. There is also a plethora of succulent and air-plant stands, many a soap stands, an alley filled with spices (called spice alley), the lady with the rabbits and a Bloody-Mary bar very close by! Check out the Yelp reviews, here! 

TUESDAY

Silverlake Farmers’ Market
Where: 3700 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90189 (West Sunset & Edgecliffe Drive)
When: 2 PM – 7:30 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

WEDNESDAY

The Los Angeles Medical Center Certified Farmers’ Market.
Where: Barnsdall Art Park on Hollywood Blvd. between Berendo and Edgemont.
When: 12 PM – 6PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

THURSDAY

Glendale Farmers’ Market 
Where: Downtown Glendale, First Baptist Church Parking Lot, Maryland Avenue between California and Wilson (behind the Alex Theatre)
When: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

South Pasadena Farmers’ Market
Where: Every historic South Pasadena by the Metro Gold Line at South Pasadena Station.
When: Thursday Rain or Shine! Summer Hours 4pm to 8pm in
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

FRIDAY

Echo Park Farmers’ Market
Where: Echo Park, Parking Lot #663 at 1125 Logan St. South of Sunset Blvd.
When: 3 PM to 7 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

Eagle Rock Farmers’ Market
When: Fridays, 4:30 to 8 p.m. (8:30 during the summer)
Where: Recently relocated, the Eagle Rock market is now held just outside Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard at Maywood
Check out the Yelp reviews, here! 

SATURDAY

Silverlake Farmers’ Market
Where: 3700 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90189 (West Sunset & Edgecliffe Drive)
When: 8 AM– 1:00 PM
Check out the Yelp reviews, here!

Well…It’s that time again! Backyard BBQ’s, Beers and Burgers! Summer is officially here and Independence Day, Fireworks are right around the corner!

Independence Day, Fireworks

Santa Monica Pier Fireworks!

However you plan to celebrate the day this 4th, make sure you have a pre-determined spot for watching the fireworks that night.

To help you narrow down your location scouting, the lovely and talented people at Curbed LA put together this incredible list and map of local places you and yours can go to check out the fire in the sky this 4th of July!

Love the fireworks, but not a fan of the crowds? Don’t fret, they even listed a few places guaranteed to be off the beaten path and less of a mess than the ever popular Griffith Park. This way, even the hermit in you, can enjoy the festivities!

Click here for the list & map of the best beaches, parks and bridges to take in the night lights!

Allow me to tell you a little about the Lummis house and the man who built it.

Charles F. Lummis was an author as well as an historian. But wait, there’s more! He was also a known photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet and librarian. This man did it all! Long story short, he was kind of a bad ass! In 1881 he decided to leave Harvard and head to warmer weather.  So, he made his way to good ole’ (err, new) LA, but he does so without a plane, train or automobile! This original Chuck Norris walked his way here with nothing more than a pair of street shoes on his feet (and some clothes on his back, silly). He was hired by the LA Times as an editor (the very first, in fact!), and on his trek across the land, he would send letters along with visual descriptions of his travels to the Times! If you ask me, that is pretty amazing stuff. I don’t even like walking into a Starbucks to get a latte.

Once Lummis finally arrived here in Los Angeles, he like many others before him, had one small dilemma … where to live? After a very brief deliberation, he decided on a castle. Seriously, a castle? Unfortunately for him, Los Angeles at that time wasn’t really in high supply of castles. So, this man who just walked over 2,000 miles, decided to build his own castle by hand. He built this castle with stones he acquired from the river. Uhm? Talk about do-it- yourself! I would have loved to follow this Lummis character on Pinterest!

Here is a photo of Mr. Lummis, not a bad looking guy!

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And here is a photo of the AMAZING estate! Knowing the story behind the man makes the house that much more beautiful to me!

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