Downtown Farmers Markets
On Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., chefs from all over Los Angeles County converge on Arizona Avenue for the first pick of the goods. And with 75 farmers spread out over four blocks, the selection is huge. Roots also run deep. A few growers, including Mike and Sons Egg Ranch in Ontario, and Scott Farms in Dinuba, have set up shop here since the market opened in 1981.
Local downtown Santa Monica restaurants make weekly appearances. Free 90-minute parking is available in the structures on Second and Fourth Streets, and bike stands are plentiful.
Claiming the title “Organic Market,” Downtown Santa Monica’s farmers market started in 1991. On Saturdays, it offers the largest percentage of certified-organic growers of any market in the city. This market also features organic pastries both sweet and savory, as well as many other year-round and seasonal farm favorites.