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

Hot Topics

 

Youth Education

 

Farmers Market Field Trips

 

Take your class to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market where students can have fun tasting and learning! Since 1997, the Santa Monica Farmers Market has collaborated with SMMUSD to bring food literacy to its kids, teaching workshop topics such as:

  • Seasonality - learning to eat seasonally (samples included)
  • Variety - every food has a name
  • Growing Practices - organic, conventional, locally-grown
  • Consumer Choice
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market History

In one of the 30 minute classes, students will learn about some of this issues and will also get to see a cooking demonstration with easy, seasonal, and locally-sourced recipes that will get them excited to join their parents in the kitchen. We find that kids eat what they make, so we want to encourage that ownership over their food. On this thread, every student who participates will receive a non-expiring $1.00 coupon good at any of the four Santa Monica Farmers Markets, to encourage them to go with their parents to the market.

Logistics: Market Presentations are available every Wednesday, September - May, twice per day (at 10 am and at 10:30 am). Maximum class size is 20 students, but if you have more than 20 students, we can arrange to split the class in half. The 1st group presentation will take place at 10 am and the 2nd half of the group at 10:30 am. 

Sign Up: To sign up for a class or for any inquiries, please email SMFMS.education@smgov.net.

 

Kids raising hands

 

 

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunts

 

Youth groups are encouraged to visit and explore the farmers markets throughout the year. We've provided the scavenger hunts below to make your visit educational and adventurous.

 


 

Bring the Farmers Market to You

 

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets offer fun and educational activities. Bring the Farmers Market to your classroom or after school program with A Taste of the Farmers’ Market or a No-Cook-Cooking Class! Students will learn about Farmers’ Markets and the importance of locally grown food while smelling, touching, seeing, and tasting both the common and uncommon seasonal fruits and vegetables, from apriums to zucchini blossoms. 

 

No Cook Cooking Class

After school snacks don't have to be limited to soda and potato chips, and healthy food is more than alfalfa sprouts.  The Santa Monica Farmers Market offers No Cook Cooking classes where students learn to make delicious and nutritious snacks using fresh ingredients from the Farmers Markets without an oven or stove.  While learning about nutrition and locally grown produce, students prepare a simple tasty snack which can be made again on their own or with their family.



 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

We're always recruiting excited, energetic volunteers who love good food! If you're interested in teaching youth groups about farmers market food, see our Volunteer and Intern pages.

 

Kids with Laura     Kids at market

 

 

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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