The Original Farmers Market & The Grove

Updated: Jul 22

The farmers market is an open-air shopping center, opened as a private enterprise in 1934. Today it hosts more than 100 exclusive shops and eateries, offering gourmet groceries, fresh food, and more. In 1991 the Los Angeles City council declared the Farmers Market a Historic-Cultural Monument.

Most of the merchants are open Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm; Saturday: 9am-8pm; Sunday: 9am-7pm. Some have extended hours.

Next to the Farmers Market is The Grove – a beautiful open-air shopping mall with a dancing fountain in the middle, just in front of the theater and a double-decker trolley driving to the Farmers Market.

There is a parking lot in the middle of the Grove. The first hour is free. Besides, some retailers are validating parking tickets. I managed to find an empty parking space with parking meters on the nearest street. It was cheaper and when I came at night – it was free.

Old Farmers Market

The Grove