Farmers’ Markets in PasadenaLeave a Comment
Here at Dental Studio Pasadena, we are all about our patients’ oral health! An effective oral care routine involves brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist for check ups and cleanings. However, did you know that your diet is also a very important part of your oral care? A balanced, healthy diet that incorporates all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs contribute to your oral health by helping your teeth stay strong, reduce the risk of cavities, and regulating your bodily processes.
We know it can be challenging to stick to fresh, healthy foods, especially in today’s day and age of fast, overly processed foods. Less healthy food can be more convenient and less expensive. One way to confront this challenge and feed your family fresh, healthy food is farmers’ markets! Farmers’ markets offer fresh, locally sourced produce and other products right in your city. Pasadena happens to host several farmers’ markets right here in town! Read on to find the farmers’ market closest to you!
Tuesdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
363 East Villa Street
The Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market runs two different markets. These two community events are special because they are certified. A certified farmers’ market is a location approved by the county agricultural commissioner, where certified farmers sell only those agricultural products they grow themselves. This means you can feel confident about the produce you are buying and the local farmers you are supporting!
Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard
The other certified farmers’ market in Pasadena takes place on Saturdays, and offers an even greater variety of vendors for extra weekend fun! You can expect to find about sixty local vendors selling a variety of fruits, veggies, and other produce as well as locally sourced foods and products. The market is cash only, and vendors also accept EBT.
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meridian Avenue and El Centro Street next to the Metro Gold Line South Pasadena Station
The South Pasadena Farmers’ Market also features certified local farmers selling safe, delicious produce! This farmers’ market is deeply involved in several community organizations, and provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables through Nutritional Assistance Programs, WIC (Women, Infants, Children,) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program as well as Cal Fresh (EBT). The market even has free parking!
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
251 S. Lake Avenue (Corporate Center Pasadena)
The South Lake Farmers’ Market offers fresh, local products from local farmers, bakers, and florists, as well as restaurants and other local artisans! If you’re looking for fresh veggies, dried fruits and nuts, hand made pies, or even prepared treats like crepes, this is the spot for you! There are also tons of incredible herbs you can pick up for your dental health. One such beneficial botanical is Galla Chinensis which, according to our holistic doctor, has tons of amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
We hope that this list will help you find convenient, healthy, affordable food to feed you and your family to keep you and your smiles happy! If you are ready to schedule your next dental appointment, call our office today!