farmer's market

Here's where you get the freshest food available. Even better, you get the satisfaction of knowing the farmer who grows your favorite vegetables, or who takes care of the chickens that supply your fresh eggs. Here's where you go, and when. Note: not all farmers grow organically, so be sure to look for banners and signs saying that they are organic growers.

Friday

Covina

Address: Civic Center Park, Citrus Ave. and School St.

April to first week of December

Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Phone: (310) 621-0336

Hermosa Beach

Address: Valley Drive between 10th and 8th streets

Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Phone: (310) 379-1488

Long Beach (downtown):

Address: CityPlace, 5th Street and the Promenade.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4p.m. (EBT). (866)400-3834

Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)

Address: Merton and Caspar Avenue

Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Phone: (323) 225-5466

Los Angeles (Wilshire Center)

Address: Mariposa Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone: (818) 591-8161

Monrovia

Address: East Olive and South Myrtle avenues

Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Phone: (626) 357-7442

San Pedro:

Address: Old Town, Mesa and 7th streets.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (310) 832-7272

Venice:

Address: Venice Way and Venice Boulevard.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EBT). (310) 399-6690

Whittier

Address: Bailey St. between Greenleaf and Comstock avenues

Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EBT) Phone: (714) 526-5814