Fresh, healthy and delicious – Go Metro to farmers' markets!

farmers' market mapInstead of driving to a supermarket, reduce your carbon footprint even more by going Metro to a farmers’ market! This new interactive map makes taking transit to farmers’ markets easier than ever.

Mayor Aja Brown visits with vendors at the Blue LIine Farmers' Market.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown visits with vendors at the Blue Line Farmers’ Market.

Support local farmers and keep your kitchen stocked with fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies; see if there’s a market near you. Don’t forget, the Blue Line Farmers’ Market offers a 10% discount to those who present their TAP cards! And The WALL farmers’ market in the DTLA Fashion District offers free entrance to the Flower Market (and more) to Metro riders.

If there’s a farmers’ market you frequent via Metro that you think should be on the map, let us know in the comments.

 

12 replies

  1. The best Farmer’s Market and certainly one of the most authentic is at the South Pasadena MISSION METRO stop. I highly recommend its dealers and the unique ambience.

  2. Wow, Google Maps with Metrolink included makes LA look like transit heaven – and imagine what it will look like with the Measure R system complete! Now, if they could just get those Metrolink lines all double-tracked, electrified, and generally capable of running trains with enough frequency that people will actually use them…

  3. The Metro Board voted to re-name 2 stations after themselves today. Everyone needs to know that taxpayer money was spent on this worthless effort, which does absolutely NOTHING to improve transit in LA. Remember this, Metro, when you come asking for money in 2016.

  4. Hmm. The Original Farmers Market, at 3rd and Fairfax, seems to be missing from the map. Although it’s long-since evolved into more of a “public market” (in the sense of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Boston’s Faneuil Hall Markets, and Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market) dominated by permanent vendors than a “farmers’ market” in the sense of local farmers setting up shop a few days a week, seasonally.

  5. The North Hollywood Farmers Market is missing on the map. The NoHo Market is held every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Bakman Avenue, between Weddington Boulevard to the South and Chandler Blvd to the North. http://nohomarket.org/home

  6. Is the Sunday Market in Hollywood still open? I had an awesome experience when I stumbled across the vibrant street fair in 2008!

  7. Is Compton still predominately black? LA was very racist and segregated when I lived there in the 50’s.

  8. Please add:
    Burbank Farmers Market, every Saturday (rain or shine), 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Olive Ave. Take the Red Line to Universal Station and then take Metro Bus 155 (Bus Bay #2) going to Burbank Station. Get off at the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Olive Ave. How easy is that! You will see the farmers’ tents.

    Phone: (818) 847-4774
    Email: burbankfarmersmarket@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.facebook.com/burbankfarmersmarket

    The Burbank Certified Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest in Los Angeles–with over 25 years of participation from local family farmers.

    A portion of the market’s proceeds are donated to the Providence/St. Joseph Hospital Foundation to provide medical care to Burbank residents unable to pay for medical care.

    • Thanks, Steve. I’ll check and see if any of these markets can be included. The farmers’ markets currently included are ones that have direct Metro connections.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source