Shopping at a Farmer’s Market is as much a part of the Los Angeles lifestyle as the iconic palm trees that line our streets. Each of the neighborhoods hosts its own, from Atwater Village’s mini version to the sprawling Santa Monica Market, where celebrity chefs shop overlooking the sea. I decided to spend a relaxing day exploring one that takes place right in the heart of Hollywood.
As I walked along, I marveled at the energy of Hollywood Blvd. coinciding with the beautiful farm-fresh ingredients just steps away from each other. The selection was phenomenal. Gluten-free options, homemade olives, vegan treats and savory salsas galore! I did a little grocery shopping and then pulled out my camera to take a few pictures of the food carts I was drooling over. As I pulled it from the bag, it went flying and hit the ground with a terrible crunch – let’s just say, it’s not working right now. I quickly ran home and liberated my boyfriend’s (admittedly much nicer camera) from the closet and was back in business. Jewel-toned honey and root vegetables gleamed in the light, but my eye was drawn to the bushels of famed California citrus. Luckily for me, this particular market was big on samples!
The Hollywood Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday from 8am-1pm at the intersection of Selma and Ivar.