Welcome to the Santa Monica Farmers Markets
Established July 15, 1981
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.
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...)
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
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
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
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
Market Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday May 20th : POKE
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
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday May 21st: SOUP 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
Location: 2640 Main Street at Ocean
Market Hours 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
May 27th : FRUIT
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!
Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm