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where to buy fresh inexpensive herbs

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i've heard the some farmers markets or ethnic markets sell a small bunch for about $1-2. would love recommendations on specific farmers markets/ethnic markets...prefer somewhere close to el segundo, but anywhere in LA is fine.

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  1. Here's a list of Los Angeles county certified farmer's markets:

    1. At the Hollywood farmers market one can usually buy a big bunch of herbs for $1 a bunch.

      You may want to check out Jons which might have herbs even cheaper.


      1. Jon's Market sells all kinds of fresh herbs, starting at about .29/bunch.

        I realize I sound like a broken record with regard to Jon's, but the place is the bomb!

        1. Avail at Santa Monica farmer's markets Wed/Sat

          1. I second Jon's....6 bunches of cilantro for $1, large bunches of rosemary, 4 Italian parsley for $1 and so many more herbs, always very fresh.

            1. The fresh herb rip-off has got to stop. Small packages at my local Ralph's were "on sale" for a buck-amd-a-half yesterday -- no way. I live on the westside, so I don't know of any Jon's near me. It is summer, so Trader Joe's has huge vibrant basil plants on sale for $2.99 that need to be plucked and will keep producing if replanted, placed in partial sun, and regularly cut back. Great for tomato and fresh mozzarella salad and pesto or spaghetti sauces.

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              1. re: nosh

                Yeah, I picked up one of those $2.99 plants, I think it has already paid for itself despite my lack of green thumb.
                Ethnic markets are definitely the way to go, especially if you're looking for mint and cilantro. 33 cents a bunch at Jon's, Super King, Seafood City and many more. But some of them aren't as cheap for other varieties like thyme, rosemary and basil.

              2. Close to El Segundo... Check out Gigante in Inglewood... just get on the 405 and exit century... go up towards the Hollywood park, it's a few blocks from there... UBER cheap...