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Youth Education

Santa Monica Farmers Markets are dedicated to education. Youth educational programs are taught in a variety of settings and can be tailored to any age group.

Farmers Market Field Trips

Take your class to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market where students have fun tasting and learning.

Topics addressed include: 

  • Where does our food come from?
  • Learning to eat seasonally (samples included).

Every student who participates will receive a non-expiring $1.00 coupon good at any of the four Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

Scheduling priority given to SMMUSD. Call Dona Richwine drichwine@smmusd.org.
Schools outside SMMUSD call 310-458-8712 x 2 or email darra.henigan@smgov.net for availability. 

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunts

Bring the Farmers Market to You

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets offer fun and educational activities. Bring the Farmers Market to your classroom or after school program with A Taste of the Farmers’ Market or a No-Cook-Cooking Class! Students will learn about Farmers’ Markets and the importance of locally grown food while smelling, touching, seeing, and tasting both the common and uncommon seasonal fruits and vegetables, from apriums to zucchini blossoms. 

No Cook Cooking Class

After school snacks don't have to be limited to soda and potato chips, and healthy food is more than alfalfa sprouts.  The Santa Monica Farmers Market offers No Cook Cooking classes where students learn to make delicious and nutritious snacks using fresh ingredients from the Farmers Markets without an oven or stove.  While learning about nutrition and locally grown produce, students prepare a simple tasty snack which can be made again on their own or with their family.

Iron Chef Challenge:  Turn your No Cook Cooking Class into an Iron Chef Challenge!  Each class features a Farmers Market secret ingredient and teams work together to impress the judges with their no- cook creations.

Library Programs

Food Fan Club

Teens in grades 6 through 12 come snack and learn about the food you eat with the Santa Monica Farmers Market.  Meets the first Thursday of every month at the Santa Monica Public Library in the Children’s Activity Room. Contact the Santa Monica Public Library for more information. 

Last updated: 6/14/2011

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round


Wednesday Downtown

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

Closed December 25, 2013
Closed January 1, 2014

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed November 30, 2013

Saturday Pico

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

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
9:30am-1:00pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

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

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