Thursdays are always extra special in South Pasadena. All throughout the year, the South Pasadena Farmers Market is open on this day, and locals and guests get to enjoy the freshest produce, food, and live music from late afternoon to early evening.
The South Pasadena Farmers Market was established in 1999. It has been operated by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce since 2004 and has grown to become a sustainable, local economy.
At present, there are over 60 farmers and vendors at the South Pasadena Farmers Market. Read on to know what’s in store for you every Thursday at the farmers market!
South Pasadena Thursday Farmers Market is a haven for those who love to cook! Meals will definitely taste much better with fresh ingredients.
Several vendors offer greens and fruits perfect for salads and smoothies. Aside from these, there are those who offer eggs and various meat, including chicken, pork, and beef. And, of course, fresh flowers to add beauty to your home.
Check out the list of all the participating vendors below to learn about the products they offer at the market.
|Bernard Ranch||Citrus, avocados, fresh juice|
|Beylik Family Farms||Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant|
|Bill’s Bees||Honey, bee pollen, soaps|
|Bolanos Family Sprouts||Sprouts and wheatgrass|
|Burkdoll Farm||Stone fruit, table grapes, pomegranates, figs, and guavas (June-September only)|
|Chuy Berry Farms||Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries|
|Cuyama Orchards||Organic apples|
|Dates by Duvall||Dates and figs|
|Etheridge Farms||Organic stone fruit, grapes, persimmons, pears, and citrus|
|G Farm||Organic grapes, persimmons, apples, pomelos, and more|
|Gerwig Avocado Ranch||Avocados, lemons, tomatillos, and dragon fruits|
|Gourmet Specialties||Fresh herbs, lettuce, and vegetables|
|Gutierrez Farm||Wide assortment of berries, vegetables, nopal cactus|
|Harvest Gathering Farm||Eggs, chicken, pork, and beef|
|Ken’s Top Notch Produce||Organic stone fruit, grapes, and citrus|
|McFarlin Family Farms||Organic stone fruit and citrus|
|McGrath Family Farms||Gourmet vegetables, including heirlooms, strawberries and melons|
|Moua Dream Farms||Fresh Asian vegetables and herbs|
|Murray Farms||Persian mulberries, watermelons, and grapes (May-August only)|
|Nature Grow||Mushrooms, microgreens and sprouts|
|Nuvo Olive Oil||Organic olives and olive oils|
|Rancho Mi Familia Organic Produce||Mangoes, blueberries, apples, cherries, and more|
|Stepladder Creamery||Artisan cheese|
|Suncoast Farms||Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflowers, dried beans|
|T & D Farms||Watermelon, potatoes, garlic, yams|
|The Green House||Wide assortment of plants and succulents|
|Underwood Farms||Melons, corn on the cob|
|Valdivia Farms||Veggies, heirloom tomatoes, strawberries|
|Venegas Growers||Assortment of flowers|
Artisanal Treats and Handcrafted Delights
For those who prefer to explore culinary treats, you will be pleased to know that many vendors at the South Pasadena Farmers Market offer a wide range of delicious food.
From freshly baked cookies and breads to oysters, rotisserie chicken, and Mediterranean food. There’s plenty of vegan options available here, too, like raw vegan chocolate bars and organic, vegan, and gluten-free granola.
Here’s the list of vendors and the food they offer at the farmers market.
|Vendors||Hot & Prepackaged Food|
|Black Belly Foods||Artisan spice seasonings, rubs, and specialty foods|
|Bonjour Yogurt||Sheep milk yogurt|
|Breadman||Bread, buns, rolls & more|
|Cairn Cookies||Freshly baked cookies|
|California Corn||Roasted corn-on-the-cob and potatoes|
|Carmela Ice Cream||Ice cream and sorbet|
|Chicken Guys||Rotisserie chicken, roasted garlic potatoes|
|Completely Pickled||Pickled veggies|
|Dave’s Gourmet Korean BBQ||Korean style foods, sauces, and kimchi|
|Deisy’s Tasty Food||Pupusas and lemonade|
|Dry Dock||Variety of fresh fish and shellfish|
|Fresco Pasta||Fresh pasta|
|Frog’s Bakery||Organic breads and fine pastries|
|Fruit Patch||Dried fruit and nuts|
|Happy Inka||Beef, fish, shrimp, and chicken delicacies|
|Hopf Chocolate||Raw vegan chocolate bars|
|Kenchen Ramen||Authentic DIY ramen kits|
|Kettle Korn||Freshly made kettle korn|
|King Jerky||Gourmet jerkys|
|La Juguera||Pressed juice|
|Mama Musubi||Musubi with a variety of fillings|
|Mom’s Products||Hummus, pita chips, and falafel|
|Monty’s||Vegan cheese spreads|
|Norma’s Salsa||Salsas and hot foods|
|Orveganic: Healthy Butter||Organic nut butters|
|Robin’s Woodfire BBQ||Sausages, hot dogs, garlic fries, tri tip, and lemonade|
|Sandy’s Sweet & Sour||Jellies (every other week)|
|Seed Bakery||Artisan breads, organic whole grains freshly milled|
|Sharper Edge||Knife sharpening (every other week)|
|Shuck’s Oyster Bar||Fresh, ready to eat oysters|
|Star Sky Granola||Organic, vegan, and gluten-free granola|
|Stuffed Crepes||Sweet and savory crepes|
|Tamale Treats & More||Variety of gourmet tamale|
|Tre Amici’s Pizza||Handcrafted pizza|
|Vegan Stop||Vegan Mediterranean food|
|Vegano By Stick Station||Vegan popsicles|
|Zaiga Kitchens||Indian preparations|
|Zona Little Italy||Italian gourmet specialties|
A Gastronomic Journey
There’s just so much being offered at the South Pasadena Farmers Market, you just have to come back for more! For many, this has become a weekly routine.
The weekly schedule is easy to remember: Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine) in Spring, Summer, and Fall. The winter schedule is 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take note that there’s no market on Thanksgiving.
The market is on Meridian Avenue and El Centro Street next to the Metro Gold Line South Pasadena Station. South Pasadena Farmers Market parking is free in the Mission Meridian Parking lot, just north of Mission Street on Meridian Avenue.
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There you have it, a quick guide on the South Pasadena Farmers Market.
Bookmark this article, print it, or take a screenshot so you can easily reference the lists. And if you haven’t added it to your calendar yet, do it now before you forget!
Now, aside from the farmers market, there are lovely neighborhoods in the area, and you might want to check them out, too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every Thursday, rain or shine! From 4 pm to 7 pm in Winter and 4 pm to 8 pm in Spring, Summer, and Fall, except on Thanksgiving.
Fresh produce is usually one of the best-selling products in a farmers market.
Yes, the vendors accept credit cards.
According to the California Health and Safety Code 114259.5, live animals are not allowed in certified farmers’ markets and permitted food facilities, with the exception of service animals.
Yes, free public parking is available in the Mission Meridian Parking lot, just north of Mission Street on Meridian Avenue.