The Hollywood Farmer’s Market is great….Once you find parking, maneuver through the crowd, and finally find what you’re looking for. Two hours later, you’re certainly ready to leave. With three kids and a hubby who doesn’t tell you when he wants to stop to look at something (who can relate?), this is only an option once or twice a year.
So what’s a good alternative? Well, I’m glad you asked! The Tuesday Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market at Westfield Fashion Square; a California Certified Farmers’ Markets.
I discovered this gem about a year ago. Yeah, it’s small, and doesn’t include any bouncers, artists or musicians. But, it has everything one needs from a true farmer’s market: locally grown produce. Plus, parking is easy, and you can actually get to a vendor without having to take b!tch down!
The vendors do change a bit week to week, but for the most part, you can expect to find the same folks there every Tuesday selling the freshest produce in the Valley. I always get a bushel of kale, apples and of course Brothers Hummus! There’s also amazing breads and pastries, as well as vegan/gluten free cookies and brownies available. And, if you want to treat yourself, there is both a grass fed meat guy and local seafood stand! I’ve tried both. And both were delicious!
If you’re in Sherman Oaks on a Tuesday afternoon, I highly recommend you stop by this market. It can be found in the Westfield Fashion Square parking area; right near 9021Pho (another fave). The market opens at 3pm and runs until roughly 8pm. For more information, visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE.