Farmers' Markets, general: 4/4/00.
4/4/00 - 4/2/00 Parade Magazine page 15 says says the USDA lists about 3000 farmers' markets at www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets, but it doesn't work. www.usda.gov/services.html gets you to a page where you can click on Farmers Markets, but that doesn't work either. Maybe someday?
Farmers' Markets - They seem over priced to me and don't have what I want. (Maybe cause it's out of season - silly me.) Do double check this info before you go, and check the city web sites at South Bay for more info. For example, www.ci.torrance.ca.us/CITY/DEPT/PARKS/market/season.htm has a chart of what's in season.
Certified Farmers Markets and others. See
www.latimes.com/HOME/NEWS/FOOD/t000053993.html for the whole list which covers L.A., Orange, and Ventura Counties. Thanks to David Karp and the Los Angeles Times for the good job in the 6/16/99 Food section. They also list five web sites. Others from 11/13/99 Daily Breeze.
*The one in San Pedro moved to Signal Hill (around Long Beach) lateish 1999; see www.sanpedro.com/farmers/market.htm.
www.farmersmarket.org . . California Certified Farmers Market Industry Web Site
farmersmarket.ucdavis.edu . . California Feferation of Certified Farmers Markets
www.marketreport.com . . In Season
www.cafarmersmarkets.org . . Southland Farmers Market Association
www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets . . U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
*Culver City - bound by Culver, Washington, and Ince Blvd's and Main St., 3-7 p.m.
Torrance - Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., between Carson St. and Sepulveda Blvd., north of and next to Wilson Park, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. See www.ci.torrance.ca.us/CITY/DEPT/PARKS/market.htm for a map and other details.
Westchester - 6200 block of West 87th. St. at Sepulveda Eastway, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carson - Carson St. at Civic Center Dr., Carson Community Center, east parking lot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, frequent-buyer's card, free produce drawing at noon.
El Segundo - (started July 1, 1999) Main St. between Grand Ave. and Holly Ave., 3 to 7 p.m.
Redondo Beach - Harbor Dr. south of Redondo Beach Pier, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lomita - 24300 Narbornne Ave., 3-7 p.m.
*Venice - Venice Blvd and Venice Way, 7-11 a.m.
Hermosa Beach - Valley Dr. between 8th. St. and 10th. St., noon to 4 p.m.
Gardena - 13000 S. Van Ness Ave., south of El Segundo Blvd., 6:30 a.m. to noon or 12:30 p.m., 310-244-9190.
Torrance - Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., between Carson St. and Sepulveda Blvd., 8 a.m. to noon. See www.ci.torrance.ca.us/CITY/DEPT/PARKS/market.htm for a map and other details.
Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates) - Peninsula Center, Hawthorne Blvd. and Silver Spur Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.