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...)


Chili Roast


All You Can Carry Pumpkin


Pumpkin Decorating


Sweet Rose 300 px WideThanks to our chefs and audience for participating in the Farmers Market Cooking Stage at this year's Santa Monica Festival.  As promised, Sweet Rose Creamery's Peach Buttermilk Sherbet and Lemon Verbena Granita recipes are here for you to enjoy.

For 1 quart:

Lemon Verbena Granita

Water 2 1/2C
Sugar 3/4C
Lemon verbena 1 cup packed
Lemon juice 1/2C
Pinch of salt

Clean lemon verbena and pick leaves, place them in a deep bowl.
Bring water and sugar to boil and pour over lemon verbena leaves.
Wrap with plastic and infuse for 1 hour.
Strain the leaves, add lemon juice and salt. Whisk.
Cool and place it in a stainless metal pan (like a loaf pan), wrap with plastic and freeze over night.
Rake it with folks to fluff the ice and serve.

Josie and Jill 300 px WidePeach buttermilk sherbet

Yellow peach 5 medium
     (choose nicely ripe peach) 
sugar 1/2C
water 1/4C
Buttermilk 1 1/2C
Lemon juice 1T
Pinch of salt

Peel and de-seed peach. (if you have trouble peeling, use a hot bath technique. Score lightly on skin, dunk in boiling water for 10-20 sec, transfer onto ice water). Cut the peach into 8 slices lengthwise, then into 1/2” thick fan slices. Place the peach into a heavy bottom sauce pan with water and sugar. 
Bring it to boil, then turn it down to gently cook for 10 min or so longer, until peaches are soft but not mushy.
Puree the peach, then cool it over ice bath.
When peach puree is completely cooled, combine with rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture sit overnight, then next day, churn it according to your ice cream maker.


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Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine

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)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))

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