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.

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Carson

Address: Community center parking lot, Carson St. between Bonita St. and Avalon Blvd.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: (310) 847-3584

Century City

Constellation Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars

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

Long Beach East

Address: 2525 Grand Ave., Long Beach

Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (EBT) Phone: (866) 466-3834

El Segundo

Address: Main St. between Holly and Pine avenues

Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Phone: (310) 615-2649

Glendale

City-owned parking lot 11 on Colorado Blvd., near corner of Brand Blvd.

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call for possible change in location.

Phone: ( 818) 548-2005

La Cienega

Address: La Cienega Plaza, 1801 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Hours: 3 to 7:30 p.m. (EBT) Phone: (310) 398-1786

La Verne

Address: Old Town La Verne, June 3 through August 26

Hours: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Phone: (909) 592-3002

Los Angeles (downtown)

Address: 735 S. Figueroa St.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: (213) 955-7176

Los Angeles (Chinatown)

Address: 727 N. Hill St.

Hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Phone: (213) 680-0243

Newhall

Address: 23922 San Fernando Rd.

Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Phone: (661) 255-4347

Redondo Beach

Address: Harbor Drive west of Veterans Park

Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: (310) 372-1171, Ext. 2252

Redondo Beach

Address: Torrance Blvd. at the ocean south of Redondo Beach Pier

Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: (310) 372-1171, Ext. 2252

South Pasadena

Address: Meridian Ave. between Mission and El Centro streets

Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Phone: (818) 786-6612

West Hollywood

Address: 710 N. San Vicente Blvd.

May 25 through September

Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Phone: (323) 848-6502

Westwood Village

Address: Weyburn Ave. at Westwood Blvd.

Hours: 1 to 7 p.m. Phone: (310) 208-6115