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At the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, the prepared food stalls may just be more popular than the tables of fresh fruits and vegetables hauled here every Sunday by certified farmers. ChocoVivo, a popular brick-and-mortar chocolate shop selling organic sweets in Culver City, has a stall here, as does a regular on the market circuit, Homeboy Bakery. But word on the street is that Aris Natural Foods should be your first stop. The Mediterranean stall whips up yogurt dips that have shoppers raving (and coming back for as many free samples as possible). Fill up your bag with groceries, then pick up a crepe at the Oaxaca Raw stand and head to the dining area, where you can people watch and listen to the live band doing their thing. For the crafty folks among us, the market also supports the Mar Vista Arts and Crafts Collective, made up of artisans who sell jewelry, pottery, handmade scarves and more.