There are few better things than waking up early and taking a stroll down a farmers’ market and seeing the wide selection of fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, jams, jellies, sauces, wine, trinkets, and many other items for sale.
Farmers’ markets are like little cities within the city, filled with cheerful vendors selling the public homegrown and homemade items for a few hours out of the day.
Some of these mini markets are small in size, while others are larger, especially in bigger cities. Even if you’re in a smaller city, there is usually a farmers’ market within a relatively short distance from you.
When it comes to Long Beach, this city has some great ones.
So grab your hat, comfortable walking shoes, and your favorite reusable bags, and let’s head on over to some of the best markets in the city!
Keep in mind that some markets are open on weekends, while others are open on weekdays.
THE BEST FARMERS’ MARKETS IN LONG BEACH, CA
1. Harbor Area Farmers’ Market
Their mission statement says “We exist to help Market communities, encourage cross-section interaction of the population, support low-income, and oppressed populations, and offer a venue particularly focused on maintaining small family farms. We promise the interaction with others of similar mind and development of stated purposes.”
Monday: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (South Gate)
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (Huntington Park)
Thursday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Bixby Knolls)
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm (Downtown Long Beach)
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm (Cerritos)
Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm (Long Beach Marina)
2. Bixby Park by Local Harvest
Los Angeles and Orange Counties Local Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets
Tuesday: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3. Farmers’ Marketplace of Long Beach
‘Certified Organic and all-natural local farmers, fresh fish, honey, hot & pre-packaged foods, flowers, arts, and crafts. FREE every Sunday giveaways.
Sunday : 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
4. Green Acres Farmers’ Market
According to their website, ‘GreenAcres Market has a Farmers’ Market that runs May through September. We have a large variety of vendors from fresh fruits and vegetables in produce to eggs and meat, jewelry, candy, cookies, brownies, bread, treats, clothing, enchiladas, honey, fair trade coffee, pinole blue, kettle corn, frozen shaved ice, food trucks, pickles, and SO MUCH MORE!’
Sunday : 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
5. Houghton Park Farmers’ Market
“We are excited to announce a second monthly #PopUPTown Social will be held on the 2nd Monday every month from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Houghton Park Farmers’ Market in partnership with the Harbor Area Farmers’ Markets and Roxanne’s Events.”
2nd Monday of every month – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6. Long Beach Southeast Farmers’ Market
Selling ‘fruits & veggies, flowers, nuts, bread, meat & more’.
Sunday 9:00 am -2:00 pm
7. Downtown Long Beach Farmers’ Market
‘Friday market in the heart of Long Beach’
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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