LA boasts some of the best Farmer’s Markets that I try to take advantage of. However, despite have lived here for a verrrry long time, I’ve never been to the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School, offered every Sunday. I knew of its existence and don’t have a good excuse, other than pure laziness – not wanting to fight traffic or deal with parking. Well, my daughter had a soccer game there at the school this last Sunday morning and had to arrive 45 minutes prior to the game. I not only had time to kill but also got a great parking spot on Fairfax Avenue right next to the entrance!
Melrose trading post – a great cause
I love the whole idea behind the Melrose Trading Post. The $5 admission benefits Fairfax High School student programs while sellers and local artisans are able to exhibit and sell their wares. Every Sunday, 5,000-8,000 people visit this trading post. It was so enjoyable to walk around seeing the various displays on a (finally) crisp and cool Fall morning. The Trading Post is located on Fairfax Avenue and Melrose Blvd, right beneath the Hollywood Hills. It was such a bright, clear day and confirmed (again) why I love living in Los Angeles.
There’s something for everyone at Melrose trading post!
As soon as I walked in, I knew I had been missing out! There really is something for everyone. From vintage clothing, art and antiques to beautiful textiles, plants, jewelry and candles at very reasonable price points. I adore vintage art and am trying to incorporate more of it into my own home. A good friend of mine and talented jewelry designer, has a beautiful eclectic mix of vintage art, mostly from France, in her dining room. Whenever I see her gorgeous gallery wall I vow to start collecting for one of my own. Although I didn’t purchase a piece this time, I know I will be back.
Additionally, the popular weekly market has always featured local musicians and performance opportunities for artists from the Greenway Court Theater and for the Fairfax High School students through the Greenway Institute for the Arts. A win-win for everyone.
There’s even LOts of places to eat and visit within walking distance
If you live in LA or just happen to be visiting, I highly recommend spending a Sunday morning at The Melrose Trading Post. I don’t think you’ll leave empty-handed and the location can’t be beat. Afterward, you can walk to the famous Canter’s Deli for breakfast or lunch or even to The Farmer’s Market at The Grove, where we stopped for pizza and doughnuts post soccer game. I’ll definitely be going back soon!