6/19/2010

Long Beach Has Several Farmers Markets, Find One Here

Sunday  from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. is a great time for visiting the Long Beach Farmer's Market at the Marina. Held weekly in the parking lot on Sundays, it's got vegetables, hot cooked food, orchids, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, and animal adoption opportunities too. To name a few. Plenty of parking as well. Farmers/vendors come from as far as Riverside and Bakersfield to set up booth every week. Prices are sometimes no cheaper (in my opinion) for some food items than the grocery store, but are a lot fresher and direct to the buyer, and one of the really great benefits is having a great variety of food to choose from.

This particular market is adjacent to the ongoing 2nd+PCH project still being planned and negotiated, so someday the landscape here might look very different with new development, especially across the street. Take advantage of this now and check other farmers markets at Bixby Knolls, Downtown and one at Marina Park on Wednesday afternoons (not on the link), and in the city of Cerritos. And it's BYOB, Bring Your Own Bag.
And, haven't we become so used to foods flown in from foreign countries that we might have forgotten our local growing seasons? See this crop calendar for California.

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