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April 2015
Tue Apr 28
7pm - 830pm
Green Living Workshop
Thu Apr 30
830am - 130pm
Spring Green Expo
May 2015
Tue May 5
645pm - 8pm
SMC Environmental and Urban Issues Lecture Series
Tue May 5
7pm - 830pm
Green Living Workshop
Sat May 9
11am - 6pm
Santa Monica Festival

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Welcome to the Santa Monica Farmers Markets

Established July 15, 1981   

Olive Branch at Alta Cresta FarmKiwiVang Farms - CucumbersMurray Farms - Apple BlossomsWindrose Farm Peppers


The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthful eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products from small farms to urban customers, thereby building community and preserving California farmland. 


The City of Santa Monica oversees the operation and management of four Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs).  An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the markets every year. Collectively, they provide customers year-round with a selection of fresh, seasonal produce that is pre-eminent among farmers' market programs in the state.  (More...)

Main Street Entertainment and Education Pilot Program  

The City of Santa Monica welcomes applications from interested parties for educational and entertainment activities at the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market. The intent is to provide locations within the Market where educators and performers can teach and entertain Farmers Market customers in a fashion consistent with, complimentary to the Farmers Market mission. Activities may include but are not limited to; cooking, gardening and urban homesteading demonstrations and workshops, face painters, balloon designers, magic or puppet shows, story time, jugglers, mimes, arts and crafts and dance performances with a preference for non-animal related activities.

CLICK HERE for the interest form.


Issue Date: 07/01/15
Pre-proposal Conference:      07/07/15 (List of questions and answers)
Submissions Due: 07/10/15, 5:00 PM

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Prepared and Packaged Food Vendor RFP is now open

(Closes April 30, 2015)


Issue Date: 04/01/15
Pre-proposal Conference:      04/07/15
Questions Due: 04/15/15, 5:00 PM 
Submissions Due: 04/30/15, 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 on April 7., 2015 from 10am-11am at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium. 

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

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


Please review the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules.




Watch the video of our November Library Panel discussing the California Drought


Politicians, farmers, developers and regulators have different views on the seriousness of the current drought in California, but do we really know what is going on underground and in our aquifers? The panelists discuss the latest drought information and different solutions to the crisis. Recorded November 6, 2014, at the Santa Monica Main Library.

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine

(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)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept


Market Match
No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))

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