When and Where: The 11 Best Farmers’ Markets Near Pasadena

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Begin autumn the right way by relishing the sights, smells and tastes that can only be found at Southern California’s farmers markets. Stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies for the week or take home a freshly baked pie. Got a taste for oysters or guksu or quiche? How about a gyro or some paella while listening to a local guitarist? Bring along your significant other and the stroll from booth to booth transforms grocery shopping into an enchanting date. NOTE: This list is alphabetical, not by rank of awesomeness. 

  1. Thursday and Saturday, Alhambra, CA
  2. Open Thursdays from 5pm-9:30pm and Sundays from 8:30am-1pm

    Located on 2nd Street near Alhambra High School

    “I love the fact that you can walk through and see everything on display. If you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, this is the place to go.” –Yelper Sheryl H.

    “There’s…fresh fruits and vegetables (some are organic), baked goods, flowers, jams/jellies, honey, herbs, foods and drinks.  Yes, products may be slightly more expensive than what you’d find at a store, but really…this is a Farmers Market” –Yelper Jennifer T.

  3. Wednesday Evening, Altadena, CA
  4. Open Wednesday from 3pm-7pm, fall/winter and 4pm-8pm spring/summer

    Located at 2nd St At Indian Hill

    “The slow pace and the warm atmosphere made us feel very welcome. We strolled through the park, petted the horses and picknicked after we bought paella, sheep yogurt, tomatoes, berries and nectarines.” –Yelper Anne B.

    “From fresh and amazing fruits and veggies to freshly baked breads, goat cheeses, coffee (or coffee pop), butter and more, you’ll see that size isn’t everything and that this fantastic community market has a lot to offer.” –Yelper Cate T.

  5. Sunday Morning, Claremont, CA
  6. Open Sunday Morning from 8am-1pm

    Located at 600 W Palm Ave. in Loma Alta Park

    “Most of the vendors I have dealt with have been pleasant, haven’t received any bad vibes yet. They usually also have samples too, which I think is awesome!
    I also love the live music from local artist; it makes my Sunday’s that much better.” –Yelper Matt N.

    “Golden-green, rich, decadent, firm yet creamy, they were the California avocados I remember from back in the day. Not the picked-too-early watery specimens we typically get in the markets nowadays. I’d go back just to get those again.” –Yelper Annmarie M.

  7. Friday Evening, Covina, CA
  8. Open Friday Evening from 5pm-9pm

    Located in Heritage Plaza on Citrus Ave & San Bernardino Rd.

    “The market has live entertainment and plenty of different types of vendors. I try to make it every Friday to help support the local vendors.” –Yelper Sam Y.

  9. Saturday Morning, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  10. Open Saturday Morning from 9am-1pm

    Located at 1346 Foothill Blvd

    “From fresh produce to grass fed steaks! They got it all here; it’s a small farmers market but truly provides so many goodies! Tons of fresh fruits and veggies!” –Yelper Daniel Y.

    “It’s true, it isn’t the biggest Farmers Market out there but the quality of their products is enough for me to get excited.” –Yelper Carissa A.

  11. Friday Evening, Monrovia, CA
  12. Open Friday Evening from 5pm-9pm

    Located in Old Town Monrovia at 612 South Myrtle Ave.

    “One of the best farmers market I have ever been!!! They have everything from fresh veggies and fruits to great food and crafts!!!! It is the best place for a walk on a Friday night…The homemade cakes are super good too!! There’re a lot of things for kids to have fun!! There are little farm animals and you can even ride a camel there lol!!!” –Yelper Pamela H.

    “Arrived and it is different from the usual farmer’s market that I’ve been. It is so lively, with street performers singing and dancing with their live band.” –Yelper Stella L.

  13. Friday Evening, Monterey Park, CA
  14. Open Friday Evening from 4pm-8pm

    Located at 318 South Ramona Ave.

    “Its small size makes up in friendliness. All the vendors were so nice, and offered everyone free samples of, well, everything!” –Yelper Stephanie S.

    “I don’t wanna be bias but I love this. Everything about it…The quality was very good here. They let you sample their product too.” –Yelper Sha M.

  15. Tuesday and Saturday, Pasadena, CA
  16. Open Tuesday and Saturday morning from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Located on N Sierra Madre Blvd at Paloma St

    “Great farmers market for a Saturday morning. Over 40 vendors and nicely spaced out in the victory park parking lot. You have breads, pastries, juices, fruits, vegetables, plants and herbs for planting, fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, olive oil, honey, pretty much all the usual farmers market offerings.” –Yelper Pauline T.

    “Love this farmers market! The produce is so fresh and good.. Get there early , limited parking! It’s a must on a Saturday.” –Yelper Sara B.

  17. Sunday Morning, Old Pasadena, CA
  18. Open Sunday Morning from 9am – 2pm

    Located at 54 East Holly Street

    “There is an array of vendors selling honey, flavors, avocado oil, seafood, jams, dried fruits, fruits and vegetables, teas, chocolates. They also have some vendors selling food.” –Yelper Vivian W.

    “I’d recommend bringing a blanket and having a little picnic on the grass area next to the train station – always families relaxing there and there’s almost always shade too.” –Yelper Jasmine W.

  19. Saturday Morning, Pomona, CA
  20. Open Saturday Morning from 7:30am – 11:30am

    Located at the corner of Pearl Street & Garey Ave

    “The vendors are all very helpful and informative about their produce. It’s nice to be able to talk about the produce from the same person who grew and harvested your fruits and vegetables.” –Yelper Melissa Y.

    “The people here are so nice — I genuinely love the atmosphere. You get a real sense of community coming here.” –Yelper Michelle L.

  21. Thursday Evening, South Pasadena, CA
  22. Open Thursday Evening from 4pm – 8pm

    Located at 905 Meridian Ave near Main Street

    “South Pas knows how to make a Thurs feel like a weekend cause it becomes a hectic lil shopping area filled w tons of vendors and plenty of good food n produce to eat and music to shimmy your way around — gotta pick up the masubi before produce pick up! Gimmmme gimme!” –Yelper Mimi D.

    “OMG I LOVE THIS PLACE. Located in a cute little area near South Pas’ main street, fantastic. Great food (long lines, but so worth the wait), delicious food stands and bread, donuts and treats galore.” –Yelper Gemma S.


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