As the weather warms and spring produce reaches its peak, we’re pleased as punch to welcome two new farmers markets to our city’s already thriving scene.
Beginning Saturday, April 28, the Autry National Center will debut a new weekly farmers market on its Griffith Park property sponsored by the nonprofit L.A. City Farm. From 8 a.m. to noon, 16 local and organic farmers will be on the premises including some organic favorites like Underwood Family Farms and Tutti Frutti Farm. Prepared goods will be on hand courtesy of Heirloom LA, Global Soul, and the Crepe Kitchen. Autry members will enjoy a 10% discount when they show their membership card at vendor booths. (Really? Early morning market math is hard enough without getting percentages involved.)
And then we’re also thrilled to announce the opening of the Certified Altadena Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Loma Alta Park. This new certified market is not to be confused with the currency-free, time bank-based Altadena Urban Farmers Market. (That one’s still on hold.) Among the vendors are Kenter Canyon Farms with greens and herbs, L.A. Bread Bakers with loaves made from fresh Sonoran wheat flour ground with an on-site bicycle-powered grain mill (awesome), bean-loving Suncoast Farms, and some impressive prepared food slingers like Big Mista’s BBQ, Squirl Jams, Plow & Gun cold brewed, single origin coffee roasters, and more. The market is being sponsored by Altadena Heritage and will be managed by the Institute of Domestic Technology.