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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Three New L.A. Area Farmer's Markets.

L.A. loves a good farmer's market -- and here they are 52-weeks-a-year things of wonder. Everyone has their spot close to home, and we all know and love the big markets, crowded as they can be. Still, we're always glad to hear of new options, and today we have three. With these weekday and weekend markets, you're guaranteed fresh eats and handcrafted treats almost every day ... all year long. Happy shopping!

Photo courtesy Crafted
Crafted At The Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles's new craft market, aptly named Crafted, is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 52 weeks a year. This twist on the classic farmers market puts the focus on arts and crafts vendors, but don't worry: you won't go hungry. With a selection of artisan food vendors and loads of food trucks outside, Crafted is a great way to experience some genuine L.A. flavor. Head to the market, snack on some local fare, and check out the Queen Mary or the U.S.S. Iowa.

110 & 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro
Fridays 11am to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 7pm

Altadena Farmer's Market
Altadena may be out in the 'burbs to an Angeleno, but the new Altadena Farmer's Market sure isn't. Bread made downtown, jams from Silver Lake, and eggs from Glassell Park round out a vendor list that is just as much city as it is "country." With farm-fresh offerings and delicious prepared food, Altadena's formerly underground market (they didn't have a permit for quite some time) is making its formal debut in style.

Loma Alta Park
600 West Palm St., Altadena
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm

Photo courtesy South Lake Avenue
South Lake Avenue Farmer's Market
South Lake Avenue Farmer's Market opened for year-round business on July 10th, and they've seemed to tap in to L.A. trends perfectly. In addition to your usual Farmer's Market fare -- but without the typical packed crowd and sparse parking (ahem, Hollywood and Silver Lake), this Tuesday morning market also offers free yoga.

251 S. Lake Avenue (Corporate Center Pasadena Plaza),South Pasadena
Tuesdays 10am-2pm

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Three New L.A. Area Farmer's Markets.

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