Our friends at barrio.LA took a field trip to Atwater Village in advance of June 11 CicLAvia - Glendale Meets Atwater Village presented by Metro. Check out their adventure below! Plus, don't forget to participate in the CicLAvia Produce Program on Sunday, June 11! Get a free limited edition CicLAvia tote bag when you purchase fruits or veggies from participating vendors at the Atwater Village Farmers Market! Pick up a field guide at the event to learn more.

cross-posted from barrio.la

by Rick Kanter & Jen Kanter

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On our way to Atwater Village - not driving, don't worry.

Anyone else love this tunnel?

For anyone that hasn’t quite made their way to Atwater Village – if you walk across the Glendale-Hyperion bridge you’re just a (longish) walk away from Griffith Park & Los Feliz.

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The first thing we saw after parking was a WRDSMTH piece we hadn’t seen yet.

The Atwater Village Farmers Market is every Sunday – totally unassuming crowd, good mix of food & local produce. Farmers’ Markets have a local vibe & flexibility that we really love – we’re always surprised by new things.

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Post-honey stick negotiations.  Now negotiating on succulents planted in recycled “containers” including a sea shell.

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Vibrant colors, wooden combs & characters.

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Street art spotted just off Glendale

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thrashbird

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Full disclosure, we must like to be heavily caffeinated at all times –

We got a delicious pour-over coffee at the Farmers Market & then stopped at Proof Bakery for coffee (okay, we split a coffee) & a chocolate chip with melted chocolate bites.

Their baked goods are insanely good.

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With coffee in hand, we popped into hidden gem, The Pottery Studio.

Run by locals, Jacqueline & Marshall, they offer classes & monthly memberships for potters.

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If you keep walking down Glendale towards the bridge, you can’t miss Red Car River Park.

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If you have extra time, definitely walk along the L.A. River- let us know if you spot the chickens.

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The apples were so good at the Atwater Village farmers market that after our L.A. river walk, we had to go back, buy more & relax for a bit.

No, we didn’t get another coffee.


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