DateOctober 20 and 21, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: L.A. Farmer's Market (3rd St. and Fairfax Ave.)
Perfect For: Planning a day trip to earn brownie points with your significant other.
Website: farmersmarketla.com 

Maybe farmer's markets aren't really your deal. Maybe you don't care if the local outdoor market is the only place where you can find cardoons (whatever the hell those are). But that's probably because you have a vision of rows and rows of obscure fruits and vegetables that demand an "acquired taste," all manned by the hyper-crispy unwashed.

But no.

This is the original farmer's market, considered to be one of the premier grocery spots in Los Angeles, where you can find award-winning ice cream, homemade pastas, world-renowned pastries, and fresh-off-the-vine produce. You'll never look at the fluorescent-lit aisles of the local grocery store the same again.