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Featured Restaurants

Chef DemoTo 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 shall submit an APPLICATION and the following documentation by the application deadline for the quarter they wish to participate in.  

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 2013-14 Applications deadlines for each quarter are as follows:

Quarter   Dates Application Deadline
1 July 1 - September 30 May 27, 2014
2 October 1 - December 31     August 25, 2014
3 January 1 - March 31 November 24, 2014
4 April 1 - June 30 February 24, 2014
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? 

  • Canopy(ies) and sides
  • Legs and table tops (number dependent on each vendors needs, max 7 available)
  • Grill (downtown only)
  • 3 compartment warewash sink

What equipment do I need to bring? 

  • 1 health department approved hand washing station
  • Cooking equipment
  • Sampling set up (if sampling)

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 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 Temporary Field Event Permit from the Los Angeles County Health Department (310) 665-8463.

Farmers Market Rules

Please review the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules. 

Helpful Links

California Retail Food Code  


 

Last updated: 8/6/2014

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

(The Saturday Downtown market is always closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Any market falling on Christmas or New Years Day will be closed)


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)
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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