If farmers markets are the only thing that get you up early on the weekend, then we’ve got quite the treat for you. We visited some of our local farmers markets that our neighborhood restaurant chefs love and regularly shop from to help you test out some new summer recipes at home.
Here are some of Hollywood’s best farmers markets (and some yummy restaurants to try) that you don’t want to miss:
- Hollywood Farmers Market
Celebrating its 30th year of business in 2021, the Hollywood Farmers Market is open Sundays from 8am-1pm. The market hosts 160 farmers, producers and food artisans offering some of the freshest produce in the state. We recommend swinging by ACE Ranch’s booth and picking up some avocados to take a stab at recreating one of our neighborhood restaurant favorites, the Avocado Salad from Musso & Frank Grill.
- East Hollywood Farmers Market
Established in 2021, the East Hollywood Farmers Market has a mission to improve access to fresh and affordable locally grown produce for low income and vulnerable populations. This bi-weekly market is held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-7pm. The vendors change regularly, but you can always find staples like fresh berries, vegetables and an array of nuts. We recommend snagging some cucumbers and remaking Yamashiro Hollywood’s Sunomono (Japanese cucumber salad with sesame seed). Need to try it out first? Make your reservation for one of our local favorites here.
- Helen Albert Certified Farmers Market
Open Mondays from 9am-2pm, the Helen Albert Certified Farmers Market features fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, fish, flowers and more! You’ll find everything you need to make Da Michele L’Antica Pizzeria’s Spaghetti Pomodoro at home, and then some! Grab the ingredients for the Acquafresca cocktail while you’re at it.
We love shopping locally for fresh, affordable produce and using our kitchens at home, so we’re grateful for the abundance our community offers. For more information on how to join our community, visit www.thejameshollywood.com or give us a call, 213.451.6594.