Go Metro and Go Green to LA’s Farmers' Markets
Going green’s the thing this spring so celebrate by shopping for healthy summer produce at farmers’ markets and taking Metro to get there so you don’t pollute the air.
Many markets are easy walks from Metro train stations. The Tuesday Highland Park Market, for example, takes place in a parking lot adjacent to the Metro Gold Line Highland Park station. The Sunday morning Hollywood Farmers’ Market is just across the street from the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Vine station.
The produce at all certified farmers’ markets is of the highest quality, since certified means they are approved by the County Agricultural Commissioner and the Health Department.
And speaking of health
And speaking of health, vehicles account for 50 percent of the air-pollution nationwide, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). For every mile traveled, public transportation uses about half the fuel consumed by automobiles and about a third of that used by SUVs and light trucks.
So for health reasons alone, doesn’t it make sense go Metro to LA’s great green markets?
To find out the easiest way to reach the market of your choice, go to www.metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE. For more information on LA's Certified Farmers' Markets go to www.farmernet.com or ExperienceLA.com at www.experiencela.com/farmersmarkets.
Here’s a sampling of Certified Farmers’ Markets near Metro Rail stations.
Markets along the Metro Gold Line:
- Old L.A.'s Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Avenue 57 and Marmion Way, Highland Park station
- South Pasadena Farmers' Market, Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meridian Avenue and Mission Street, Mission station
- L.A. Chinatown Farmers' Market, Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 727 N. Hill between Alpine and Ord, Chinatown station
- Pasadena Victory Park Certified Farmers’ Market (access from Metro Gold Line with connecting Pasadena ARTS shuttle bus service), Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., North Sierra Madre Boulevard and Paloma Street, Sierra Madre Villa station
- Pasadena Villa Park Certified Farmers’ Market (access from Metro Gold Line with connecting Pasadena ARTS shuttle bus service), Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., East Villa Street and North Garfield Avenue, either Lake Avenue station or Memorial Park station
Markets along the Metro Red Line:
- L.A. Seventh and Figueroa Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7th and Figueroa streets, 7th Street/Metro Center station (also accessible from Metro Blue Line)
- Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 pm., Ivar and Selma Avenue, Hollywood/Vine station
Markets along the Metro Blue Line:
- L.A. Seventh and Figueroa Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7th and Figueroa streets, 7th Street/Metro Center station (also accessible from Metro Red Line)
- Long Beach Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5th Street and the Promenade, 5th Street station