I don’t get over to the Farmers’ Market every week, but I try to go as often as I can.
If you’ve never been, you really don’t know what you’re missing! I like that it’s relatively small – but there are still tent after tent of produce. The produce is pretty outstanding. I also like that the farmer is there to give advice about how to best store, prepare, or cook the fruits and vegetables – since you’ll find yourself buying some of the more “exotic” produce. It all looks so fresh and interesting! (lots of free samples!)
In addition to the produce, there is a seafood vendor, a hummus/olive/pita table, cheese, many baked goods, honey and jams, fresh flowers, plants, and everyone’s favorite: the coffee cart. Prices range from “oh my gosh, that’s it?” to “wow – that must be fancy!”
Families bring their children and spend the whole morning there socializing, but don’t bother bringing your 4-legged children. Pets are not allowed.
I made there last week – bought some white nectarines that may permanently turn me off peaches, and a pumpkin pie.
Venice Farmers’ Market
Venice Blvd. between Ocean and Dell