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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

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Youth Education

 

Farmers Market Field Trips

    Kids raising hands

 

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 the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (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 these issues and will also get to sample easy, seasonal, and locally-sourced recipes that will get them excited to join their parents in the kitchen. 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 approximately 25 students, but if you have more than 25 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 by clicking on the "book now via veribook" image below.




After School Cooking Classes

After School Cooking Class

 

Why not bring the Farmers Market to your school with an After School Cooking Class? This hands-on cooking class is offered to students grades 4 and up! We will bring ingredients from the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market, as well as necessary equipment, to your site. These classes are under 1 hour (not including setup and cleanup). Finally, every student who participates will receive a $1.00 coupon good at our Pico Market, to encourage them to go with their parents to the market.

 

Logistics:

  • We will arrive at your site between 3 pm and 3:30 pm to setup, and the class will start at 4 pm and end by 5pm. Then, our team will stay after the class to clean up our equipment and your facility.
  • In order to provide the best experience to each participant, we are currently capping these classes at 20 students.
  • These classes will occur on most Wednesdays.
  • Sign up by clicking on the "book now via veribook" image below.

 


 

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.

 


 

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: 8/7/2018

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)!

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

 

 

 

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