There’s nothing better than picking fresh produce and flowers from your local farmer’s market. The food is the freshest it will ever be as it’s only traveled a short distance, as opposed to buying in the store where it may have been traveling for long periods and even from another country. My most favorite item to buy from the farmers’ markets that most people forget about are EGGS! Grabbing farm-fresh eggs within a couple days of the chicken actually laying them makes such a difference! And they last for 30 days when you get them from the farmer. Of course, we can’t forget about all the fresh fruits and vegetables either… YUM! Also, a lot of local farms have organic produce for far less than you’d pay at the grocery store.
Did you know that you can find farmer’s markets open every day of the week in some areas? It’s no longer just a weekend thing! All you have to do is google “local farmers markets” and the county or city that you’re in, and any nearby options should pop up.
If you live anywhere in the greater Conejo Valley area in Southern California like me, then you’re in luck! Here’s a list of local farmers’ markets with their locations and hours of operation:
THOUSAND OAKS: Thursdays 1:30pm to 6pm at the The Oaks Mall east parking lot at 350 W. Hillcrest Dr. Produce, flowers, food and more! vccfarmersmarkets.com/thousand-oaks
SIMI VALLEY: Fridays 11am to 3:30pm at Simi Valley Civic Center Plaza, 2757 Tapo Canyon Rd., next to TGI Friday’s. www.coastalpacific.info/simi_valley.php or 805.643.6458
CALABASAS: Saturdays 8am to 1pm in Old Town Calabasas on Calabasas Road west of El Canon Avenue (across from Sagebrush Cantina). Call 818.591.8161 or visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/farmersmarket.html
WESTLAKE VILLAGE: Sundays 10am to 2pm at 2797 Agoura Road (Village Glen). Call 818.591.8161. www.facebook.com/WestlakeVillageFM
MALIBU: Sundays 10am to 3pm at Malibu Library Parking Lot, 23555 Civic Center Way. www.malibufarmersmarket.net
MOORPARK UNDERWOOD FAMILY FARMS MARKET: Daily 9am to 6pm (5pm after DST) from March thru November & weekends in December at 3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark. Has farm-fresh produce, pickled items, honey, nuts, juices, dried beans, farm fresh eggs and fresh cut flowers. Call 805.529.3690 or visit https://underwoodfamilyfarms.com/farm-market/
SOMIS UNDERWOOD FAMILY FARMS MARKET: Daily 9am to 6pm (5pm after DST) year-round at 5696 E. Los Angeles Ave. in Somis. Call 805.386.4660 or visit https://underwoodfamilyfarms.com/somis-farm-market/
Do you like shopping at local farmers’ markets? Please share what your favorite items are to shop for!
Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB