Events of Interest

February 2016
Tue Feb 16
1030am - 1130am
Matrix 2.0 Alt Water Use Launch Event
Tue Feb 16
630pm - 930pm
Energy Efficiency Class (EE3) Commercial Building Science
Sat Feb 20
930am - 1pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Thu Feb 25
4pm - 530pm
UCLA: Climate Change in Central Asia
Sat Feb 27
9am - 2pm
Paper Shredding Event

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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:  $125 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.  


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, 2015
2 October 1 - December 31     August 14, 2015
3 January 1 - March 31 November 13, 2015
4 April 1 - June 30 February 12, 2016
Step 2

Santa Monica Farmers Market Management will contact you via email withe 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 compartment ware-wash sink

What equipment do I need to bring? 

  • 2-3 Canopy(ies) with sides
  • Prep and serving tables 
  • Dining tables and chairs (optional)
  • Cooking equipment
  • 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.


Prior to participation, each Farmers Market participant is required to sign a participation agreement and acknowledging receipt of the Farmers Market Rules and Regulations as well as sign a hold harmless agreement.  Once scheduled, restaurants will need to purchase a Community Event / Seasonal Event Permit from the Los Angeles County Health Department (310) 410-3444.

Farmers Market Rules

Please review the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules. 

Helpful Links

California Retail Food Code  


Last updated: 6/9/2015

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 Pico

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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