Market Events

April 2014
Wed Apr 23
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Thu Apr 24
4pm - 445pm
Food Fan Club Blind Taste Test at Main
Sat Apr 26
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat Apr 26
830am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun Apr 27
930am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed Apr 30
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
May 2014
Thu May 1
7pm - 730pm
Santa Monica Farmers Market Panel Series: Savoring the Fruits of Your Labor
Sat May 3
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat May 3
830am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun May 4
930am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed May 7
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Sat May 10
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat May 10
830am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sun May 11
930am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed May 14
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)
Sat May 17
8am - 1pm
Saturday Certified Farmer's Market (Virginia Ave. Park)
Sat May 17
830am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (downtown - Saturday)
Sat May 17
930am - 1pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sun May 18
930am - 1pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market (Main St.)
Wed May 21
830am - 130pm
Santa Monica Certified Farmer's Market (Downtown - Wednesday)

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Prepared and Packaged Foods

 

Urban GreenPrepared and packaged foods are sold at all four farmers markets in Santa Monica.  Prepared foods include foods prepared onsite for consumption such as roasted corn, tamales, pancakes, etc.  Processed foods are prepared off site and are typically packaged and brought to the market for sale these foods include pies, bread, confections, granola just to name a few.  Prepared and Pre-packaged food vendors may apply annually during the open application period with their desired menu through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The number of square footage allocated for any give RFP may change from year to year. RFPs are conducted annually for one third of allocated spaces with contracts awarded. Market management determines the number and allocation of stall spaces available, which are subject to change with each RFP.  Please note:  Santa Monica Farmers Markets require all prepared and packaged food vendors to produce their products in a Certified Commercial Kitchen and do not accept Cottage Food Operations.

Rates:  $75 - $175 per market day. 

 

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN (Closes April 30, 2014)

Issue Date: 04/01/14
Pre-proposal Conference:      04/07/14
Questions Due: 04/14/14, 5:00 PM 
Submittals Due: 04/30/14, 5:00 PM

 

  1. Please click here to register with the City's Planet Bids system. The Farmers Market Prepared Food RFP is listed under code 96138 - "Food Preparation Services".
  2. Download and review all the attachments, documents and directions listed on Plant Bids for this Request for Proposal (RFP).
  3. Attend the PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE. Listed in the RFP documents on Planet Bids.

The City has designated Jodi Low as the contact for this request for proposal. Any inquiries or requests regarding this procurement should be submitted to the City Contact in writing. Proposers may contact ONLY the City Contact regarding this solicitation. Other City officers, agents, employees or representatives do not have authority to respond on behalf of the City. Contact with unauthorized City personnel during the selection process may result in disqualification.

Jodi Low, Farmers Market Coordinator II
City of Santa Monica Farmers Markets
1901 Main Street, Ste F
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Telephone: (310) 458-8712 x 5
Fax Number: (310) 391-9996
E-mail: jodi.low@smgov.net

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Please review the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules.

  

Last updated: 4/2/2014

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round


Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue(between 4th & Ocean)
8:30am - 1:30pm

Closed December 25, 2013
Closed January 1, 2014

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed November 30, 2013

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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