Farmer’s Markets are a great place to go get some delicious fresh food. They all have a great ambiance and are a relaxing place to browse, sample, and take home some great produce. Since the local community runs most farmer’s markets, you can expect a warm welcome and friendly people.
Long Beach has a broad range of farmers markets taking place Tuesday through Sunday so you can always make a stop for fresh produce throughout the week. The prices are low, the taste is great, and a few have entertainment so you can further enjoy your time. Here is a list of Long Beach’s amazing farmers market happening every week.
To start off the farmers market week take a stroll down to Bixby Park and check out their great gourmet specialty foods and treats. They also have a unique selection of local arts, crafts, and jewelry. And if that’s not enough for you, they also have live music from local musicians. Take some time out of the day and come to the park for a family-friendly fun time.
Bixby Park—130 Cherry Ave
On Wednesday the fun moves down to Marine Stadium where you can bring home an incredible selection of quality, farm fresh fruits and vegetables that are California grown. If you are in need of a cute centerpiece for the coffee table, pick up some stunning flowers that you will be pleased with. Come down and let the time pass by with good food to eat, good music, and a fun time shopping.
Marine Stadium—Appian way & Nieto, Long Beach
At Green Acres Farmers Market you won’t want to leave without purchasing some of their amazing fresh baked bread. But don’t just make the bread your only stop. This farmers market also has cookies, muffins, and organic honey you are going to want to try out. And if you are on the hunt for some great spread or hummus then look no further. Come early and get raffle tickets from the info booth for a chance to win gift boxes stuffed with goodies from all the vendors.
Green Acres—Spring St. & Clark Ave
Friday’s fun farmers market is in downtown long beach. Get some fresh air and ride your bike down to the Farmers Market where they have a free Bicycle Valet Service located on the north side of the market. The market is filled with fresh apricots, cherries, nectarines… You name it, and the likely answer is that they have it. Fresh fruit is definitely a stand-out here. You won’t want to leave without trying some of their great food stands either. Get some amazing tamales, specialty dishes, or beef hot dogs that are too good to deny.
City Place Shopping Center—4th street between long beach blvd and pine ave
If you happened to miss all the entertainment and good food from Tuesday’s market at Bixby Park then you are in luck today because the stands are up for business on Saturdays too. Aside from the all the amazing produce and products, which will get to in a second, one of the best reasons to come down to this market is because it’s next to the beach. Feeling the ocean breeze, hearing the waves, and grabbing some fresh food is the making of a really good day. Get some food from the freshly cooked fare vendors, take a seat, enjoy the music, and let the time pass you by.
Bixby Park—130 Cherry Ave
Held in the parking lot of Alamitos Bay Marina this farmers market has it all. The products available in this market include avocado based oils, lip balm, lotions, skin serums, and soaps. But that is just avocado products. There is plenty of seafood, Mediterranean treats, meats, jellies, vegetables, and fruits to check off everything on your list. There is also a great selection of artisanal cheeses. With so many fresh products and produce, this is the only stop you’ll need to make Sunday morning.
Southeast Farmers Market—Parking Lot of Alamitos Bay Marina, on E. Marina Dr.