Market Events

September 2016
Wed Sep 28
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
October 2016
Sat Oct 1
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat Oct 1
8am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun Oct 2
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed Oct 5
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Sat Oct 8
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat Oct 8
8am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun Oct 9
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed Oct 12
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Sat Oct 15
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat Oct 15
8am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sat Oct 15
930am - 1pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sun Oct 16
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed Oct 19
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Sat Oct 22
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat Oct 22
8am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun Oct 23
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Sun Oct 23
10am - 1pm
Pumpkin Decorating (FOR CHILDREN) at Santa Monica Main Street Farmer's Market
Wed Oct 26
830am - 130pm
All you can Carry Pumpkin Patch
Wed Oct 26
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)

Events of Interest

September 2016
Thu Sep 29
7pm - 930pm
Sustainable Film Screening: True Cost
October 2016
Sat Oct 1
4pm - 6pm
Halloween Costume Swap
Tue Oct 4
6pm - 8pm
Beach=Culture, 6:00pm: Land Art Generator Initiative exhibit and discussion
Sat Oct 8
9am - 2pm
Free Paper Shredding

Hot Topics

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Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the operations of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and are greatly appreciated.  Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months and 36 hours of service. Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks at the Farmers Market Information Booths as well as special projects:

  • VolunteersSet up the information booth table and signs
  • Answer customer inquiries
  • Run the EBT Machine and distribute scrip for food stamps
  • Direct customers in search of specific vendors or products
  • Collect and organize paperwork at the end of the market
  • Special projects and outreach 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to volunteer at any of the four farmers markets, please complete and return the Volunteer Application to jodi.low@smgov.net or fax 310-391-9996.  For more information about volunteering contact us at 310.458.8712 x 5.

Skills Needed

  • Testimonial BillAble to commit to a regular schedule. Shifts are available weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for 3-4 hours per shift.
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Education Volunteer

Education Volunteer Responsibilities Include:

  • Shop for produce at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
  • Assist in preparing samples and salads for market field trip classes to K-2nd grade students
  • Assist in teaching / independently teaching 20-minute presentations to K-2nd grade students (up to 25 students per class, 3 classes per day)
  • Assist in cleaning, breaking down booth, and making suggestions for following week’s class

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying as an education volunteer, please complete and return the Volunteer Application to farmersmarket@smgov.net or fax 310-391-9996. For more information about volunteering contact us at 310.458.8712 x 3.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 hours per month for 6 months or more between February 2016 and July 2017.
  • Must be available Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12 pm and/or Thursdays 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
  • College age or above
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers and locally grown produce, social media, marketing, education and environmental sustainability
Last updated: 9/8/2016

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

Market Closures

Saturday Downtown 11-26-16
Sunday 12-25-16
Sunday 01-01-17

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
CalFresh

WICLogo

Market Match

No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))

What is a service animal?

 

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