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Youth Education

Farmers Market Field Trips

*** There are no more available dates for the rest of the 2015-2016 school year. 

Please revisit our website in August 2016 to schedule tours for the 2016-2017 school year***


Read below for the program description.

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

Topics addressed include: 

  • Seasonality - learning to eat seasonally (samples included)
  • Variety - every food has a name
  • Growing Practices - organic, conventional, locally-grown
  • Consumer Choice
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market History

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

Market Presentations are available on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month, September - May. Available times are 10 am and 10:30 am. Maximum class size is 20 students. If you have more than 20 students, we can arrange to split the class in half. The 1st group presentation will take place at 10 am and the 2nd group half of the group at 10:30 am. 

For questions, call 310-458-8712 x 3 or email Scheduling priority given to SMMUSD. 

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunts

Youth groups are encouraged to visit and explore the farmers markets throughout the year. We've provided the scavenger hunts below to make your visit educational and adventurous.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

We're always recruiting excited, energetic volunteers who love good food! If you're interested in teaching youth groups about farmers market food, contact Rufiena Jones-Soro, Education Coordinator for the Santa Monica Farmers Markets. Call 310-458-8712 x 3 or email


Last updated: 2/1/2016

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine

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)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia

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

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept


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

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