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Tue Oct 25
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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.


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.


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

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)


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