Last week, Downey had its first-ever Farmer’s Market. Located on 2nd St. and New St., behind the Downey Krikorian Theatre, quite conveniently adjacent to a large parking structure.
It is small (<20 booths), but it has everything you need: several fruit vendors, a woman selling gorgeous orchids, a fish-monger, and some dude selling these essential oil lotions (i got a lavender one).
Downey has been adding a bunch of big-box stores—notable is Downey Landing, a strip-mall complex with a Michael’s, an Old Navy, and a Best Buy. The Farmer’s Market stands as a welcome contrast to the retail nightmare. It is a real treat getting up early on a Saturday, picking up some fresh berries for breakfast and some artichokes for dinner. I even ran into old friends!
See you there, neighbor.
Downey Farmer’s Market
9 am – 1 pm
2nd St. — between New St. & La Reina