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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.
|Venue name:||Atwater Village Farmers' Market||Contact:|
3250 Glendale Blvd
|Opening hours:||Sun 8am-2pm|
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My favorite market in the whole city! I think part of the reason I love the Atwater Farmer's Market is because I really love Atwater, and have developed a Sunday ritual to enjoy the whole 'hood. I start with coffee at Proof (though the Cafecito Organico at the market is great too), then get a breakfast burrito from Tacos Villa Corona. I make my way through the market (dropping off my knives at the sharpener first thing), collecting staples and treating myself to something special, like a tiny pie or a bag of mushrooms I've never heard of before. Then I schlep my bags over to Individual Medley for some shopping of a different kind—ceramics, cute clothes, incense and artwork—or maybe stop at Crystal Matrix to window shop their stunning crystal collection. I grab a bite at Dune (hopefully with friends, if I've run into any), sit satisfied in the sun, then make my way home to unpack my far mar loot.
The Atwater Village Farmers' Market is hands-down my favorite in the city. It's the perfect size—not too big, not too small, but still full of amazing produce. Their small selection of food vendors is also great. You'll definitely want to grab some dumplings and pupusas to nosh on as you fill up your reusable bag with organic goodies.