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Earth day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate this day than to spend it at your local farmer’s market! Pick out fresh produce and beautiful flowers to lighten up your home at Upper Ivy! Earth Day is about bringing awareness to environmental issues and helping to protect our planet from pollution, deforestation, and global warming. Luckily, shopping at your local farmer’s markets promotes green living and a sustainable lifestyle. Here at Upper Ivy Luxury Apartments, we are committed to doing our part to support sustainable and eco-friendly practices. In honor of Earth Day, we have compiled the ultimate guide to the best farmer’s markets around town and how to celebrate April 22nd!

Benefits of Farmer’s Markets

  • Environment – Shopping at your local farmer’s market helps the environment! The produce at the farmer’s market comes directly from the farm. It has traveled a shorter distance to get to you. So, fewer greenhouse emissions from the truck exhaust are produced. Additionally, many commercial farmers heavily rely on fertilizers to help keep their produce alive. These chemicals fertilizers damage surrounding ecosystems, polluting our water and soil.
  • Healthier – Farmer’s markets offer healthier produce options because they are organic and fresh. Most conventional produce found at grocery stores is picked before they are ripe. They may not be grown to their full potential in terms of nutrients and flavor. Additionally, many fruits and vegetables from large commercial operations tend to use more pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and GMOs. This can cause fruits to have thicker skin and be less juicy.
  • Economy & Community – Shopping at local farmer’s markets can help boost the local economy and directly supports your local community. You will be supporting not only farmers, but bakers, fisheries, cheesemakers, and vineyards. The money you spend at the farmer’s market will directly go to the farmers, instead of middleman distributors. Most importantly, shopping at farmer’s markets builds a community where farmers can become food educators for consumers and share cooking and gardening tips & tricks.

Now that we have established the benefits of what farmer’s markets bring to your community, support your local farmer’s market near Culver City on Earth Day 2022! Then head back to your apartments at Upper Ivy and start cooking a healthy meal with the cooking tips & tricks you learned in your modern design kitchen! Get messy cooking on your pental quartz countertops!

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Modern Design Kitchen – Upper Ivy

Top Farmer’s Markets Near Culver City

  • Palisades Village – Spend your Sunday morning at the California-Certified Farmers Market located on Swarthmore Ave! Discover local vendors offering fresh produce and one-of-a-kind creations. This farmers market is located right by Will Rogers State Beach, just 1.5 miles away! 
  • Century CityThe Century City Farmers Market is returning this month, April 21st! Just in time for Earth Day 2022! They will be returning their well-known Hawaiian Chicken tacos, along with their beloved flower farmer, and many other vendors from before. For more information on hours and location, check out the California Farmers Markets Instagram page! 
  • Culver City – Saved the best for last, check out Culver City Farmers Market located on Main St, Downtown Culver City! Just less than a mile away from Upper Ivy, you will discover fresh Spring flowers from Patty Farms in Ventura, locally grown organic blueberries, and more. For more information on upcoming events, hours, and news, follow their Instagram!

Stock up all your goods in your stainless steel refrigerator and start your sustainable lifestyle at your apartments in Upper Ivy! Decorate your modern design kitchen with the fresh flowers you picked from the farmer’s market for Earth Day.

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Fresh Produce

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2022

After spending your morning shopping at the farmers market, mingling with your neighbors, and picking out fresh produce and flowers, head back to Upper Ivy’s Great Lawn for a picnic! Spend quality time with your friends and family eating your healthy and tasty eats and enjoying the fresh air. Educate each other about the importance of sustainable & green living!

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Great Lawn – Upper Ivy

Celebrate Earth Day 2022 in style and start your green living lifestyle today at Upper Ivy Luxury Apartments!