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Your Guide to Los Angeles’s East Side Farmers Markets

Garlic is on its way out. Out of season, I mean. In California, it’s easy for it to seem we have a constant supply of fresh fruits and vegetables no matter the season because so much of what we buy at our grocery stores travels such great distances to reach us. So there’s always been a soft spot in my heart for farmers markets and organic produce sold by local and regional growers. Afterall, What small town would be complete without a weekly Farmers Market? Luckily, the east side of Los Angeles makes up several small towns (the neighborhoods feel like small towns anyway) and so it offers several farmers markets where you can find a wide variety of  affordably-priced fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, bread, flowers, vintage clothing, arts & crafts, and more.

Everyone from local families who live in the neighborhood to some of Southern California’s most respected chefs use our farmers markets as their weekly food source and walk-in pantry. And once you visit any of the markets on our list below it’s easy to see why: vine-ripened and tree-ripened local produce is way tastier than your average grocery supply, you can feel good about eliminating packaging and plastic waste, it’s amazing to know the people who grow your food by name, and so much more. It’s simply amazing to buy food from passionate people who value sustainable agricultural practices.

Below you will find the definitive list of all of Los Angeles’s east side farmers markets that specialize in every crop that’s grown seasonally around our great state of California, for every day of the week. Except for Mondays for some curious reason. That must be the day of rest for our local growers.

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All the Best Food From the EastSide Food Festival (Photos)

The EastSide Food Fest returned to the legendary Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake on Sunday, October 22nd. The annual celebration of the East side’s best restaurants and chefs always draws a huge crowd yet remains remarkably easy to try at least one of every thing from the 35+ vendors who attended this year’s event. Guests are able to sample dishes from local restaurants that may not be on their radar, out of their neighborhood, or over their budget. Trust me, you won’t leave hungry.

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A Mid-Century-style New Build in Silver Lake – 1677 Lucile

Funny, it looks like it could be a mid-century classic from one of our many Los Angeles-based masters of architecture. Yet this three bedroom, three bathroom home was built just this year and though it may share many aspects with a masterpiece by Neutra or Lautner, once you’re inside you’ll find 1677 Lucile has a feel and aesthetic all its own.

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A Most Unusual Modernist Dream Home in Echo Park – 1942 Lemoyne

This incredible modernist home in Echo Park is located on a tree-filled half-acre lot and feels like a rural sanctuary in the heart of the city.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Eco-Friendly Home in Echo Park

Recently featured on the cover of Dwell Magazine, the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Curbed LA, and The Eastsider LA, the Garcetti/Wakeland residence was built in 1953 by architect Daniel L. Dworsky. This gorgeous post and beam home was expertly renovated and expanded by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland with architect Elissa Scarfano to emphasize its modernist characteristics while making it more comfortable for current living, utilizing sustainable materials and greater energy efficiency.

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