What would life in LA be without a weekly visit to your local farmers market? The LA night market movement has made its way to the San Fernando Valley and it’s good you guys. The most recent one has popped up in Woodland Hills at the Westfield Topanga & The Village. If you’re wondering who you can thank, the California Certified Farmers Markets are the culprits. They’ve hosted farmers markets all over Los Angeles including at other Westfield locations so it was only a matter of time before they expanded to this side of the city.
4 Vendors You’ve Got to Check Out at the Westfield Night Market
I decided to check it out the last two weeks and though the first week was little underwhelming in terms of vendors and options (specifically for fresh local produce), the second week more than made up for it. The market is made up of a mix of food and home goods as well as clothing and accessories and this week I am sharing a few that you will want to stop and take a peek.
Here are a few vendors at the Westfield Night Market that you simply must check out.
Jodi Rebecca Jewelry
Meet Jodi Rebecca. This gal can wire wrap like it’s nobody’s business. Only it IS her business. As an avid jewelry creator/enthusiast, I can tell you – I watched Jodi wire wrap a gemstone choker in front me in less than five minutes. Impressive. Not only does she possess a natural talent for her passion, her price point doesn’t disappoint. Her booth boasts an elaborate collection of gemstone necklaces that are already assembled or she can create something custom just for you. The real icing on the cake is getting to chat with her while she creates something special for you. Which is the whole purpose of these types of markets, if you ask me.
Muddle and Wilde Drink Mixers
Looking to shake up your bar car ensemble? Look no further than Muddle and Wilde drink mixers. Made in small batches in Topanga Canyon, these organic drink mixers can be used to put a twist on some of your favorite cocktails or added to sparkling water for a refreshing alcohol-free concoction. My favorite? The Lemon Rose for right now and the Orange Hibiscus Clove for when it actually starts to feel like Fall around here.
Bee Green Honey
No trip to any farmer’s market would be complete without picking up (or at least taste-testing) some honey. Bee Green Honey is farmed locally in Chatsworth by a group of – you’d never guess – architects. With a mutual love for design, a small group of architects decided to channel their talents into creating awareness about the honey bee and thus, Bee Green Honey was born. I picked up a small jar of their Clover flavor and I can’t wait to experiment with some recipes. Also, their website indicates that a skin care line is on the horizon. Excited? You better bee.
If you don’t already have a macramé wall hanging in your Southern Californian abode, take a walk through the converted trailer that houses the creations of Seaglass Etcetera. Husband and wife duo, Scott and Stacey harnessed their love of the beach by making jewelry, signs, and wall hangings adorned with sea glass and drift wood found along the California coast. Many of their pieces are one of a kind and would make a gorgeous addition to any space.
(Update: You sadly won’t find Seaglass Etcetera at the next Westfield Night Market but you can find them at Hollywood Beach on the corner of Los Altos and Ocean Dr. or at the Topanga Vintage Market on Oct. 22nd)
You can find these and many other vendors at the Westfield Night Market every Friday from 5pm-10pm at Westfield Topanga on Victory and Topanga Canyon Blvd.