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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.


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Est. July 15, 1981




The Santa Monica Farmers Markets create thriving, vibrant communities that are inclusive, connected and diverse by promoting the preservation of the agricultural arts, prosperity of CA farmers and small food businesses and sustainable food systems.




The City of Santa Monica oversees the operation and management of four Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs).  An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the markets every year. Collectively, they provide customers year-round with a selection of fresh, seasonal produce that is preeminent among farmers' market programs in the state.  (More...)




Fire and the Farmers Markets

The City of Santa Monica does not face a significant wildfire threat. Santa Monica can be impacted by secondary effects of wildland fires such as freeway closures, utility disruptions, and poor air quality.  Occasionally poor air quality necessitates the closure of the farmers markets to protect staff, vendors and customers.  To learn about market closures we recommend you utilize one of the following tools:

Sign up for SMAlterts

Follow Us @smfms on Instgram, Facebook and Twitter 

All City sponsored outdoor activities including farmers markets close when AQI reaches 200+.  To learn more about air quality visit

Visit the City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management website.



Seasonal Cooking Demonstrations

LA Times Food Bowl Cooking Demonstration May 1, 2019 recipes CLICK HERE.  Then, visit our recipe page for all our delicious seasonal cooking demonstration recipes.
Join us at the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market on the 2nd Sunday of each month for our monthly cooking demo!





Join our dynamic fast-paced team as a Farmers Market Volunteer!

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, outgoing folks to assist with Farmers Market operations on-site! For more information, visit our Volunteer page.





January Volunteer of the Month: Jeff

A Los Angeles native, Jeff first began volunteering with us four years ago [Read more





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 including seasonality, variety, growing practices, and more! Click here to learn more!

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We've been nominated for the 
Best Farmers Market in the USA!




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from now until August 17!


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Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine



The Wednesday Farmers Market is CLOSED on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Please visit one of our other markets which remain open through the holidays.

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)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

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



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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