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Welcome to the Santa Monica Farmers Markets

Established July 15, 1981   


Mission

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthful eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products from small farms to urban customers, thereby building community and preserving California farmland. 

History

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 pre-eminent among farmers' market programs in the state.  (More...)


LA Times Food Bowl

Santa Monica Farmers Market Events:  What’s In Your Bowl?

Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets will each host one special food bowl event in May to highlight the seasonal abundance of California’s best produce

This May, the Los Angeles Times will launch the first annual Food Bowl. This month-long festival will celebrate the city's dynamic and influential food scene.  Centered in Los Angeles, the festival will bring together the best in local dining experiences while promoting social awareness about food waste and hunger. L.A.'s largest culinary event to date, Food Bowl will include special programs with internationally renowned chefs during rare U.S. appearances, including Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul; Fergus Henderson, chef and founder of St. John in London; Rosio Sánchez, chef-owner of Hija de Sánchez in Copenhagen; and Magnus Nilsson, chef at Fäviken in Sweden, with more to be announced.

To celebrate the Santa Monica Farmers Markets will host a series of chef demos featuring recipes of farmers market produce deliciously prepared and presented in a bowl.  And in recognition of the start of the California cherry season, all bowls will be prepared with a cherry on top!

DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY HALF HOUR 
FROM 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wednesday May 3rd :  GRAIN BOWLS

Join Chef John Pitblado of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica for a lesson on how to cook whole grains, breakfast grain bowls, grain salads and condiments using heritage grains grown in California.  The California Grain Campaign and the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project are helping farmers to plant, harvest, store and process traditional grains such as wheat, rye, buckwheat and spelt.    

Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade      
Market Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday May 20th :  POKE BOWLS

Join Chef Gill Boyd of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica, and Cape Seafood and Provisions, a local dock-to-dish seafood company sourcing sustainable California coastal fish, who will demonstrate methods of creating traditional Poke bowls using fish from small boat fishermen.     

Location:   300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade  
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday May 21stSOUP BOWLS

Think of a cool gazpacho made with the season’s first apricots, mixed into a refreshing taste of summer.  Chef Kim Vu of Vucacious Catering will walk you through methods of preparing delicious concoctions in a bowl that redefine the concept of “soup.”           

Location: 2640 Main Street at Ocean Park Blvd.        
Market Hours 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday May 27thFRUIT BOWLS

Farmers have a lot to celebrate this year with the historic rains that reminded us of nature’s beneficence.  Late May is when California’s stone fruit gets into full swing.  Join Clemence Gossett of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica as she shows you how to cut, macerate and season tree ripe fruit into salads and bowls. Veggies included!  

Location: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm


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Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

Market Closures

Saturday Downtown 11-26-16
Sunday 12-25-16
Sunday 01-01-17

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

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Market Match

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

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