From fresh fruits and veggies to handcrafted candles and vegan body butters, the Melrose Place Farmers Market offers a delightful, distinctly LA array of locally sourced goods every Sunday, all just steps from The Addison. Whether you’re looking for a great gift, some delicious ingredients for a home cooked meal or a special on-the-go snack, the Melrose Place Farmers Market has it all.
While we love all the vendors that set up shop at 8400 Melrose Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, these are a few of our all-time favorites—and for a full rundown of nearby shops and gift ideas, see The Addison’s Guide to Shopping Local in the Melrose District.
Fruits & Veggies
Offering certified organic produce grown in Santa Barbara County, Frecker Farms’ diverse harvest of fresh vegetables range from snap peas to cucumbers to artichokes. In addition to organic veggies, Frecker Farms has an abundance of passionfruit, also grown at their farm.
C&L Farms brings fresh produce from Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County. The farm sells a variety of seasonal produce, including leafy greens like Morado Red kale and yellow pear tomatoes. They also have year-round selections of sweet blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Carolyn’s Classics offer all vegan, non-gmo, organic and natural fresh fruit jams and jellies. From spicy raspberry jalapeno jam to “peachy peach” jelly, this unique jam-maker has something to suit every palate. Their extensive selection of jams are always made in small batches and pesticide-free, with the owners handpitting every cherry and sourcing local ingredients as much as possible.
Inspired by the British classic, beef Wellingtons, these handheld pies are the perfect grab and go farmers market meal. Wellingtons LA’s diverse menu also serves up Salmon Wellingtons, Burger Wellingtons, Kabob Wellingtons and more.
This LA-born food truck is known for its ultra-fresh New York-inspired bagels and deeply delicious bagel sandwiches. Favorites include The Lox Deluxe and The Game Over—scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato and a schmear of jalapeño cream cheese.
For more than a decade, Smok N Joe’s Chili has been spooning up some of LA’s best and most craveable chili. Stop by for a bowl of the secret family recipe, or pick up some chili tamales for the holidays.
Beauty, Jewelry & Gifts
Locally made and hand-poured in small batches, these candles are a no-fail gift. Choose from an enticing array of scent combos like blood orange blossom, oakmoss and sandalwood, and fig and teakwood—just to name a few.
A farmers market mainstay, you’ll know Karmic Seeds by its eye-catching display of crystals, chakra-balancing jewlery, singing bowls, incense and gift-ready packages of palo santo and sage.
Founded by an LA-based mother-daughter duo, Drifter Organics offers body butters, nourishing face oils and luxurious lip balms—all vegan, plant-based, soy-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and non-GMO.
To learn more about the Melrose Place Farmers Market, visit their page on Facebook.