Visiting the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles

February 15, 2018
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Free Things To Do In North Hollywood

The Original Farmers Market situated at 6333 W 3rd Street in Los Angeles opened in 1934, although its origin can be traced further back to 1880 when one A. F. Gilmore purchased two dairy farms along with a business partner and developed a ranch spanning more than two hundred and fifty acres. It was far from the city back then. A. F. Gilmore struck oil while drilling for new wells to provide enough water to his expanding dairy herd. Gone were the herd and the farm to make way for oil exploration till the city expanded to include the surrounding areas. Today, the same site is home to the popular corner of 3rd and Fairfax. You may want to click a selfie or a groupfie at the iconic sign that reads ‘Meet Me at Third & Fairfax.’

Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles

The Original Farmers Market is a historic landmark in Los Angeles, and phenomenally popular among locals and tourists. Any foodie would have a satiating time exploring the food stalls or vendors, the eateries, and the fresh produces. There are over a hundred vendors who sell everything from ready to eat or prepared foods to illustrious dishes. The market is unique in a way because it is a permanent hotspot. Indulge in American cuisine championed by the local farmers and explore the ethnic foods of Los Angeles, including Asian and Latin American cuisines.

The market is next to The Grove, an outdoor shopping mall, and a block north of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You cannot miss the bustling activity at the market, and it is easy to spot the plying electric streetcar. You can visit the market from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. It closes an hour early on Saturday. Sunday timing is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You should check out the visitor info to know specifics about parking, public transportation or driving directions, tours and attractions among other relevant details.

Stay at Comfort Inn North Hollywood

The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles is eleven miles south of Comfort Inn & Suites in North Hollywood. It should not take you longer than twenty minutes if you are driving. Book your stay online at the Comfort Inn & Suites directly to get the best deal.