Events

August 2017
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
Sun Sep 17
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
Mon Sep 18
630pm - 730pm
Summer of Fitness: Yoga for Seniors
Mon Sep 18
7pm - 7pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Tue Sep 19
1pm - 230pm
Water Neutrality Training - Pool and Pond Session
Tue Sep 19
630pm - 630pm
Gentle Yoga

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History

 

California Certified Farmers' Markets (CFM's) were established in 1978, when then-governor Jerry Brown signed legislation known as the Direct Marketing Act. This enabled California farmers to sell their own produce directly to consumers at locations designated by the Department of Agriculture. In 1979, the Interfaith Hunger Coalition sponsored the first Los Angeles County farmers' market consisting of four farmers in the parking lot of a church in Gardena. This humble beginning has quickly grown into a vigorous statewide movement consisting of over 700 weekly markets. 

 

Wednesday Ariel

 

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets were established by then-Mayor Ruth Yanatta-Goldway. The inaugural Santa Monica Farmers Market opened Wednesday July 11, 1981 in Santa Monica's downtown retail district with goals of providing reasonably priced, high quality produce to the city's population, and bringing more foot traffic into the downtown area. The Wednesday market met with instant success in its first year. Today, the Wednesday Farmers Market is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse grower-only CFM's in the nation. Some nine thousands food shoppers, and many of Los Angeles' best known chefs and restaurants, are keyed to the seasonal rhythms of the weekly Wednesday Market. 

 

 PicoHistory

 

 

The Pico Farmers Market was established in March, 1982 in response to combined organizing efforts of Pico area community groups including churches, neighborhood associations and youth job service providers. It is located in Virginia Avenue Park, and draws its customer base from the local Santa Monica and west side communities. Free cooking classes, offered in partnership with the non-profit Center for Community and Family Services, are an ongoing feature of the Pico Farmers Market which has the use of a kitchen located adjacent to the market. It is a pick up site for the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District’s Salad Bar Program throughout the school year. 

 

Wednesday Ariel 2

 

 

The Saturday Downtown Farmers Market, also known as the Organic Market, opened in May 1991. As Santa Monica's second CFM, it had a different mission to fulfill. With the passage of the California Organic Foods Act of 1990, consumers were eager for more organic produce and another market for weekend shopping. The Organic Market boasts the largest percentage of Certified Organic growers of the City’s four markets. 

 

 MstOpeningPoster

 

Established January 1995, the Sunday Market is the youngest member of the robust family of four. Developed in collaboration with the local business district association, Ocean Park resident group and property partners the Victorian and Heritage Museum in the coldest and opening in the slowest month of the year the Sunday market was met with overwhelming community support. The market quickly proved its worth as a place where local residents could shop for fresh produce. Over time the Sunday Farmers Market developed a character distinct from the other three. In addition to an array of high quality produce, the Sunday Market features food booths, retail businesses from the local business district, live music, arts and crafts, and activities for children, such as face-painting.

 

Last updated: 8/16/2017

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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