I finally made it to the big Santa Monica farmers market on the 3rd Street Promenade. Woohoo!
It was a beautiful, freakishly sunny December morning, exactly what I would expect out of L.A. I didn’t buy a lot because, well, I’m on vacation and actually live in San Francisco. But it was a great experience and I hope to make it back one day for their Wednesday market, which is apparently twice as big.
In a future post I will give all the details of how to navigate this particular market, including maps, parking info and what days not to go.
For now I will just say that if you are in the neighborhood it is definitely worth the trip. The pomelo I bought was by far the best I’ve had in this country (Thailand pomelos still win).
There were a bunch of things I would have loved to try if I could have brought them home with me.
Santa Monica purchases: