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CalFresh

 

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We are honored to have been selected by Hunger Action LA to supply Market Match at our Saturday Pico Farmers Market.

 

Market Match

 

Learn more about Market Match by clicking here

Learn more about Hunger Action LA by visiting their website, or connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Staff

 

Jaclyn Rivera-Krouse

 
Farmers Market Supervisor
Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market Manager

 

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A native and third generation Angeleno, Jackie Rivera-Krouse is a lifelong fan of local farmers’ markets and has over a decade of experience working with numerous California Certified farmers’ markets in Los Angeles County from micro (10 or less vendors) to mega (over 150 vendors). In 2005 she began working at Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), and she held various positions including Market Manager, Grant Writer, and Social Media specialist; most recently, she served as the Program Director at SEE-LA with a focus on nutrition access and assistance programs for the non-profit’s six farmers’ markets.

Jackie has additionally worked closely with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (Farmers For All Working Group), California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, California Market Match Consortium, CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant Technical Review Committee, and the California Small Farm Conference, and her work spanned from farmers’ market manager education to farmers market policy and nutrition advocacy. Her work’s main thread has been to support local family farms, as well as to inclusively connect communities to the good food and uplifting activity that a farmers’ market provides.”

 

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

 



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

 


 

Kym Otterstedt

 

Farmers Market Coordinator I
Saturday Pico Farmers Market Manager

 

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Kym is a local Santa Monica resident, and comes from a family of passionate gardeners and food lovers. She graduated from Culver City High School, attended Santa Monica College, and graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Recreation and Human Services. After obtaining her degree, she moved to Arizona to pursue a career in municipal recreation. Kym worked with the City of Mesa, Arizona for 23 years, and has extensive experience in recreation programs, facility management and customer service. 

Kym served as a liaison between Mesa Public Schools and the City of Mesa to bring healthy school breakfast and lunch to community recreation centers and summer programs. She initiated nutrition and cooking programs at five community recreation centers in Mesa AZ and was instrumental in the movement of the City of Mesa toward healthy vending offerings for staff and youth. Kym brings a wide variety of experiences to the Farmer's Market team, which includes youth programs, special events, sports, registration and reservations, and she also was the manager of the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center which offered fitness and wellness programs for all ages. Join us in welcoming Kym!

 

310-458-8712x7

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Jodi Low (Interim Manager)

 
Farmers Market Coordinator
Saturday Downtown Farmers Market Manager

 

(310) 458-8712 x 6

Click here to email Jodi

 


 

Rufiena Jones

 
Farmers Market Assistant
Accounting Manager / Education Coordinator

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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
Eric Brown
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: 7/13/2019

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

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)!

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

 

Volunteer 

Congratulations to Jackie Lovell, our December Volunteer of the Month!  

Click here to learn more about Jackie and our volunteer opportunities

 

 

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