[caption id="attachment_42124321774" align="alignleft" width="225"]Handmade dolls from MADE Handmade dolls from MADE[/caption] Check out handcrafted goods, vintage items, organic coffee, and more at MADE by DWC. This social enterprise was created by the Downtown Women's Center (DWC) to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and homelessness by empowering women to discover talents and development skills through vocational opportunities.

ProduceDowntown residents still have limited options for quickly and easily getting organic fruits and veggies. I'm all about supporting local small businesses, so here's where I currently buy mine: • Summerland Produce Co.: Founded in 2012 and based in the Arts District, this Downtown L.A. organic produce delivery service launched last summer. I get a "Mostly Fruit" box delivered every other week. • Better Life Organics: To supplement my biweekly deliveries, I get my vegetables at this stall in the Produce District (ironically, located behind McDonald's near Central Ave. and Olympic). Prices are reasonable -- I can typically get a 25-lb box for under $20.