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Looking for Saturday Morning Farmers Market in the LAX/Seal Beach Area

I am coming in from out of town and will be having Sunday Brunch at a family members house and would like to bring something tasty. Are there any farmers markets in that area on Saturday Mornings? If so any great items to be picking up this time of year?

Thanks,
Brian

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  1. I would say the Santa Monica FM is your best bet.

    1. This is a list of Los Angeles Area farmers markets on Saturday. I also recommend the Santa Monica Market on Arizona.

      SATURDAY
      Burbank
      When: 8am to 12:30pm
      Where: E Olive Ave & N Glenoaks Blvd
      Calabasas Old Town
      When: 8am to 1pm
      Where: Calabasas Rd & Mulholland Dr
      Central Avenue
      When: 9am to 1pm
      Where: 43rd St & Central Ave
      Cerritos
      When: 8am to 12pm
      Where: Park Plaza Drive & Towne Center Drive
      Chatsworth
      When: 8am to 1pm
      Where: Canoga Ave & Devonshire St
      Diamond Bar
      When: 9am to 2pm
      Where: 1920 S. Brea Canyon Cutoff Rd
      Gardena
      When: 6:30am to 12pm
      Where: Van Ness Ave & West El Segundo Blvd
      Los Angeles - Harambee
      When: 10am to 4pm
      Where: Crenshaw Blvd & W Slauson Ave
      Los Angeles - Figueroa & 7th
      When: 10am to 4pm
      Where: S Figueroa St & W 7th St
      Los Angeles - Silverlake
      When: 8am to 1pm
      Where: W Sunset Blvd & Edgecliffe Dr
      La Canada Flintridge
      When: 8am to 12pm
      Where: Foothill Blvd & Beulah Dr
      La Verne - University of La Verne
      When: 9am to 1pm
      Where: Bonita Avenue & D Street
      Leimert Park Village
      When: 9am to 2pm
      Where: W 43rd St & Degnan Blvd
      Little Tokyo
      When: 10am to 3pm
      Where: S San Pedro St & E 2nd St (Weller Court)
      Pasadena - Victory Park
      When: 8:30am to 1pm
      Where: N Sierra Madre Blvd & Paloma St
      Pamona
      When: 7:30am to 11:30am
      Where: N Garey Ave & E Pearl St
      Santa Monica - Pico
      When: 8am to 1pm
      Where: Pico Blvd & Cloverfield Blvd
      Santa Monica - 3rd St Promenade
      When: 8:30am to 1pm
      Where: Arizona Ave & 3rd St Prom
      Torrance
      When: 8am to 1pm
      Where: Charles Wilson Park

      1. If you are looking to be closer to LAX/Seal Beach, I vote or Torrance. It's not SM but is a pretty good one. It's a wealth of riches this time of year. And you can pick up a Big Mista sandwich to eat on the way home.

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        1. re: sparkareno

          I like the Torrance market as well. Saturday is really good, and the local produce is just fantastic this time of year. Food court as well...

          1. re: sparkareno

            The Torrance farmer's market is great. I go most Saturdays. Right now, delicious peaches and nectarines are everywhere. Excellent heirloom tomatoes also started showing up a week or two ago. And yes, if you want to pick up some prepared food in addition to produce definitely get Big Mista's perfect pulled pork sandwich.

            1. re: Nicole

              Hmm, Big Mista's pulled pork, I have never been impressed with any pork items by Big Mista. I always stick to his brisket.

              1. re: reality check

                That's funny, while I've tried the brisket a couple of times and enjoyed it, I always go back to the pulled pork...LOVE that pulled pork. Although I didn't like the pork ribs that much, just the pulled pork. In my mind, pulled pork > brisket >> pork ribs.

          2. Try the one on Long beach Marina - PCH and 2nd. been going for a year - excellent veggies and try the sambosa at the greek stall, am addicted!

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            1. re: foopenn

              Long Beach Marina is a Sunday market.

            2. I throw in my vote for Torrance FM as well. It is open on Saturday mornings, and it is just about equidistant from LAX and Seal Beach. This perfectly satisfies all your requirements. It's also pretty big, and there's plenty of parking. Going by the long list posted above of Saturday FMs in Los Angeles County, Long Beach doesn't have one for Saturday, otherwise the location would probably be perfect.

              Assuming you're landing at LAX and driving south to Seal Beach, Santa Monica would be counterproductive, as it is about ten miles north of LAX.

              The only other option among Saturday morning FMs that isn't a bad drive in a wrong direction would be Gardena. Good luck!!

              Here is info on the Torrance FM -- http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/Parks/66...
              The address is 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501

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              1. re: buttermarblepopcorn

                Driving a couple miles south of LAX on Aviation Blvd. and 135th Street is the Del Aire Farmers Market on the Da Vinci High School parking lot. They are open from 9-1 on Saturday. They have an Asian Vegetable Grower there.

                You could get on the freeway at Rosecrans Ave. and head down the 405 to Seal Beach.

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                Del Aire Farmers Market
                5504 W 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250