With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, most\r\nrestaurants are completely booked. Don’t panic and don’t be the couple stuck at\r\nthe drive-thru of a fast food chain. Here, in Southern California, we are lucky\r\nenough to have access to some of the most phenomenal farmers’ markets in the\r\ncountry! You don’t need to pay outrageous prices for a plate of pasta and a\r\nsalad when you can bond with your special someone in the kitchen and tailor\r\nyour favorite recipes to your own tastes. Ayres has just the markets for you to\r\ncheck out with your sweetheart!\r\n\r\nSoCo Farmers’ Market\r\n\r\nSaturday from 9am until 2pm - FREE Parking\r\n\r\nLocated at South Coast Collection (“SoCo”) at 3303 Hyland\r\nAve. in Costa Mesa, CA 92626\r\n\r\nAs a California Certified Farmers’ Market, SoCo has become a\r\nforce to be reckon with in Orange County. Local farmers must have the\r\nCalifornia State Government ensure that their product is locally grown by the\r\nfarmer before they are approved to sell their produce. Only California produce may\r\nbe sold at a California Certified Farmers’ Market. With over 25 produce,\r\ngourmet food, and miscellaneous vendors, SoCo Farmers’ Market is your premier\r\nstop in Orange County for fresh ideas this Valentine’s Day!\r\n\r\nThe Original Los Angeles Farmers’ Market\r\n\r\nOpen Monday – Friday from 9am to 9pm; Saturday from 9am to\r\n8pm; and Sunday from 10am to 7pm\r\n\r\nLocated at 6333 W. 3rd St. in Los Angeles, CA\r\n90036\r\n\r\nThe historical and world famous Los Angeles Farmers’ Market\r\nhas been serving Angelinos fresh local produce for over 80 years! Back in 1934\r\njust a dozen farmers and other local merchants parked their trucks at the\r\ncorner of 3rd and Fairfax and sold their produce. With humble\r\nbeginnings like these, it is no wonder that this farmers’ market is packed any\r\ngiven day of the week! With just about 100 vendors, they have just what you\r\nneed to make your Valentine happy. Our recommendation is to arrive bright and\r\nearly to beat the crowds, the hot sun, and the traffic we are blessed with in\r\nSouthern California!\r\n\r\nOntario Farmers’ Market\r\n\r\nOpen Daily from 8am to 8pm\r\n\r\nLocated at 1701 S. Mountain Ave. in Ontario, CA 91762\r\n\r\nOne of the most popular farmers’ markets in the Inland\r\nEmpire is that of Ontario. With an array of specialty items such as Persian and\r\nmiddle-eastern goods, Ontario Farmers’ Market has just what you need for\r\nout-of-the-box meal ideas. Great pricing keeps their guests coming back for\r\nmore as well as alluring items such as their purple potatoes, fragrant flowers,\r\nand every herb and spice you can imagine!