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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Featured Restaurants

Chef Demo

To support and foster a vibrant local economy, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets have a Featured Restaurant of the Week program. The Featured Restaurant of the Week Program is a unique marketing and revenue opportunity for local restaurants.  Each quarter qualified restaurants showcase foods from restaurant menus on a rotational basis.  Restaurants wishing to participate must hold a current City of Santa Monica business license in the business district of the farmers’ market where they wish to sell.  

 

Rate:  $127 per market day

 

How to Apply

Step 1

New participants please submit an APPLICATION and the following documentation by the application deadline for the quarter they wish to participate in.  All farmers market vendors are responsible for compliance with the Health Code Requirements for Community Events in LA County.

Documentation

In order to participate, vendors must present the following :

  • Board of Equalization Permit (for taxable products).
  • Current City of Santa Monica Business License.
  • Restaurant Public Health Operating Permit (PHOP)

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Applications deadlines for each quarter are as follows:

Quarter   Dates Application Deadline
1 July 1 - September 30 May 15
2 October 1 - December 31     August 15
3 January 1 - March 31 November 15
4 April 1 - June 30 February 15
Step 2

Santa Monica Farmers Market Management will contact you via email with proposed rotational schedule. Upon acceptance, restaurants shall additionally obtain/provide the following:

  • Community Event/Seasonal Event Health Permit issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health.  (Issued after vendor is accepted by Santa Monica Farmers Markets and renewable quarterly)
  • Proof of insurance  

What equipment is provided for me? 

  • Electricity
  • 3 canopies
  • 8 sides
  • 4 table tops
  • 12 table legs
  • 1 – 3 compartment sink

What equipment do I need to bring? 

  • Dining tables and chairs (optional)
  • Cooking equipment
  • Extension cords
  • 1 health department approved hand washing station (hot water in an container with a downward facing continuous flow spout, single use paper towels, catchment basin, pump soap)
  • Sampling set up / sneeze guard (if distributing samples)

What else do I need to know? 

Zero Waste requirements

All Santa Monica Farmers Markets comply with the City wide Non-Recyclable Food Service Container Ban and additionally require vendors to use compostable cutlery and straws.

Paperwork

Prior to participation, each Farmers Market participant is required to sign a participation permit.  Once scheduled, restaurants will need to purchase a Community Event / Seasonal Event Permit from the Los Angeles County Health Department (310) 410-3445.

Farmers Market Rules

Please review the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules. 

Helpful Links

California Retail Food Code  


 

Last updated: 2/17/2016

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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