Events

August 2017
Thu Aug 17
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Fri Aug 18
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Aug 19
930am - 1pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sat Aug 19
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Aug 19
1pm - 3pm
Adult Summer Reading Finale: Grow a Better World
Sun Aug 20
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sun Aug 20
5pm - 7pm
12th Annual Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series
Mon Aug 21
9am - 1030am
The 2017 Eclipse Across America @ Pico Branch
Mon Aug 21
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Tue Aug 22
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Aug 23
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Aug 23
1230pm - 2pm
Water Neutrality Training - General Session
Thu Aug 24
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Fri Aug 25
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Aug 26
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Aug 26
10am - 6pm
POOL CLOSES EARLY AT 6PM FOR CYR
Sat Aug 26
10am - 330pm
SMPL at the Beach
Sat Aug 26
4pm - 5pm
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social @ Fairview
Sun Aug 27
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sun Aug 27
5pm - 7pm
12th Annual Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series
Mon Aug 28
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Aug 28
630pm - 730pm
Summer of Fitness: Yoga
Tue Aug 29
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Tue Aug 29
1230pm - 2pm
Water Neutrality Training - Pool & Ponds Sessions
Wed Aug 30
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Thu Aug 31
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
September 2017
Fri Sep 1
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Sep 2
9am - 1pm
Chili Roast!
Sat Sep 2
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sun Sep 3
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Sep 4
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Sep 6
9am - 10am
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Sat Sep 9
9am - 1pm
Chili Roast!
Sat Sep 9
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
Sun Sep 10
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
Tue Sep 12
1pm - 3pm
Water Neutrality Training - Landscape Session for Landscape Designers
Wed Sep 13
1230pm - 2pm
Water Neutrality Training - General Session
Wed Sep 13
4pm - 530pm
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with Maraca Kids Fiesta
Wed Sep 13
7pm - 8pm
Mindful Meditation
Thu Sep 14
630pm - 730pm
Summer of Fitness: T'ai Chi
Fri Sep 15
10am - 5pm
AltCar Expo 2017
Sat Sep 16
9am - 1pm
Chili Roast!
Sat Sep 16
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
Sat Sep 16
10am - 5pm
AltCar Expo 2017

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Assistance Programs

 

Market Match

 

Market Match provides free coupons to buy fruits and vegetables that make it easier for Santa Monica residents to eat healthier. In the Market Match program people who receive CalFresh (food stamps), WIC, Social Security, or SSI will receive $10 in vouchers weekly or monthly (while supplies last) at the Virginia Avenue Park/Pico farmers’ markets. Vouchers can only be used on fruits, vegetables and some nuts from certified growers. You can join the program by going to the Market Match booth and presenting proof of participation in one of the other food assistance programs. 

For a list of participating markets, visit www.hungeractionla.org/marketmatch. To follow Market Match and learn about legislative updates and how you can support funding efforts, please see the Hunger Action LA newsletter. 

 

 

Market Match Logo

 

 

CalFresh (formerly SNAP, aka Food Stamps) 

 

All four Santa Monica Farmers Markets accept EBT cards! Visit the information booth and slide your card through the point-of-sale device. Once approved, you will be issued scrip which may be spent with any farmer at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets. CalFresh, is the new brand, name, and design for California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. The program's goal is to improve the quality of life for Californians by providing access to healthy and nutritious foods. For more information about SNAP and the CalFresh program, visit the Department of Social Services.

 

EBT Card  

 


 

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

 

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets also accept seasonal Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC coupons. The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program aims to provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables from farmers markets to low-income families, and expand the awareness and use of farmers markets. WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education, and support for families with a low to medium income. Each eligible family receives a total of $20 in vouchers to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at WIC-approved Certified Farmers Markets in California during the season, from May through November.

To find a local office and for more information on how to apply for WIC, please call 1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) or go to www.WICworks.ca.gov

 

WIC Logo

 


 

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

 

SFMNP is a seasonal assistance program aimed at increasing accessibility and consumption of fresh produce by low-income seniors. In California, the SFMNP begins in May and runs through the end of November. Federally funded, the SFMNP provides low-income seniors with check booklets which include 10 checks redeemable for $2 each, which can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs at Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFM).

To find a local office and for more information on how to apply for SFMNP, please call (916) 657-3231 or visit the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program website.

 

SMFNP Coupons

Last updated: 8/14/2017

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

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)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
CalFresh

WICLogo

Market Match

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

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