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Events

September 2017
Wed Sep 27
7pm - 10pm
Chasing Coral Film Screening
Sat Sep 30
9am - 1pm
Chili Roast!
Sat Sep 30
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
October 2017
Sun Oct 1
930am - 1015am
Walk with the Mayor to Coast
Sun Oct 1
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 11am-5pm
Wed Oct 4
9am - 10am
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Wed Oct 4
9am - 10am
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Sat Oct 7
3pm - 7pm
Fall Festival
Wed Oct 11
7pm - 8pm
Mindful Meditation
Thu Oct 12
330pm - 415pm
Matt's Simple Snack Hacks @ Main Library
Sun Oct 15
10am - 1pm
Pumpkin Decorating (FOR CHILDREN) at Santa Monica Main Street Farmer's Market
Mon Oct 16
7pm - 7pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Tue Oct 17
630pm - 630pm
Gentle Yoga
Wed Oct 25
830am - 130pm
All you can Carry Pumpkin Patch
Wed Oct 25
6pm - 7pm
Halloween: Costumes and Spooky Stories

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Staff

 

Laura Avery

 
Farmers Market Supervisor
Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market Manager
Saturday Virginia Ave Park Farmers Market Manager

 

Laura Avery - Farmers Market Supervisor

Laura Avery has presided over the Santa Monica Farmers Market program since October, 1982, just over one year after the Wednesday market premiered on July 15, 1981. During her tenure, the farmers market program has grown to include four markets operating three days per week. Laura served two terms on the Direct Marketing Advisory Committee, and has been recognized for her contributions to the farmers market program by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and by Los Angeles Magazine. In 1997, she assisted with the creation of the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District farmers market salad bar, offering fresh market produce as an alternative to the traditional school lunch. Her farmers market report can be heard weekly on KCRW's (89.9 FM) "Good Food" radio program.

 

(310) 458-8712 x 6
Click here to email Laura

 



Jodi Low

 
Farmers Market Coordinator II
Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Manager
Volunteer and Internship Coordinator

 

Jodi Low - Farmers Market Coordinator II

A local Santa Monica resident, Jodi Low brings her passion for food, farming and community building as well as experience in event management to her work with the Santa Monica Farmers Markets. These passions started at an early age cooking and gardening with her family in Northern California. Her love for farming blossomed when she attended summer camp at Hidden Villa, a working farm, where she learned to care for farm animals and cultivate produce. 
Jodi attended Sonoma State where she received a BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in restoration, politics and international studies. The class she enjoyed the most, however, was agroecology, and she could often be found in the college's small farm weeding and planting. Today she cultivates her own organic garden at Ocean View Farms, where she has been a member since 2001. Jodi is responsible for management of the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market as well as graphic design, publicity and website design/maintenance for the Santa Monica Farmers Market department.

 

(310) 458-8712 x 5
Click here to email Jodi

 


 

Nicole Gordon

 
Farmers Market Coordinator
Saturday Downtown Farmers Market Manager

 

Nicole Gordon grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh and moved with her family to Bakersfield, California in 1990. Food has always represented a huge part of Nicole’s life. While growing up, her grandfather Hal gave her cooking lessons twice a week and once she was old enough to work, she got a job in a small restaurant. After graduating from High School Nicole moved to Los Angeles where her first job was at a fruit stand in the Farmers Market on Fairfax and 3rd. After graduating from culinary school she worked in some of the top restaurants in LA and most recently as the production chef for Father’s Office and Lukshon restaurants. Taking the leap from the restaurant industry to the wonderful world of Farmers’ Markets has been an amazing transition and she is currently the Assistant Market Manager for the City of Beverly Hills and is looking forward to her new role with the SMFMs team.

 

(310) 458-8712 x 2

Click here to email Nicole

 


 

Rufiena Jones-Soro

 
Farmers Market Assistant
Accounting Manager / Education Coordinator

Rufiena

Rufiena Jones-Soro’s love for food began as a child watching her grandmothers prepare their versions of traditional soul food recipes during holiday seasons. While intrigued by the variations of ingredients and processes used to prepare the same dishes, Rufiena was most moved by the unifying element the food had, bringing friends and family together every year. In 2003, Rufiena graduated from Mills College with a degree in Media Studies and Sociology. Her studies expanded her interest in exploring cultures of the world through language, spirituality, art and cuisine. In 2006, her interest in cultural exploration grew into a commitment to cultural exchange when she traveled to Thailand as a Fulbright Fellow to teach English, and in exchange, experience the warmth and vibrance of Thai culture that one can taste in Thai cuisine. In 2005, Rufiena became a faithful Farmers Market attendee when she was wowed by the flavor of organic, locally-grown produce sold at farmers markets in Berkeley, CA. During the same year, she personally experienced the healing properties of a diet consisting mostly of these foods. She’s dedicated to advocating for healthier eating ever since. Rufiena has a unique combination of teaching, accounting and administrative experience, as well as a passion for delicious, healthy food. She is responsible for all accounts payable and also provides support in the areas of social media and marketing. She is also a back-up for volunteer and intern coordination.

 

310-458-8712 x 3
Click here to email Rufiena

 


 

Farmers Market Attendants

 
James Lomaxeo
Marrick Moore
Nick Fierro
Farmers Market Set Up Team

 

The primary responsibility of the Farmers Market Attendants is to set up and take down the market each week. Tasks include driving a variety of City vehicles, lifting and moving bulky items such as canopies, tables and signs weighing up to 60 lbs., maintaining equipment, interacting with other city departments including Solid Waste and Support Services, and setting up signs on roadways. In addition, a Farmers Market Attendant interacts with customers in the farmers market information booth.

 

Last updated: 8/18/2017

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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