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This little market—held in the parking lot behind the Atwater Wells Fargo every Sunday—is a true neighbhorhood mainstay. It's small, but the patrons are regulars (and mostly Eastside locals) and the produce is top-notch. Aside from the normal fruit and veg stalls, the market offers vendors for mushrooms, beans, grains, pies and quiches. You'll find all sorts of unique treats here, from squash blossom flowers and blistered almonds to unpasteurized sugar cane juice and royal jelly from happy bees. Have a liquid breakfast from Atwater's own juice bar, The Juice, or grab an iced coffee the Cafecito stand if you're an early morning market-goer. Bonus: Have any dull kitchen knives (or gardening tools, sewing scissors, pocket knives, etc.)? Gary's Knife Sharpening is on-site. Drop off your utensils, browse around and by the time you're done shopping, they're sharp and ready for you—which is the perfect inspiration to head home and cook with your market groceries.