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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

 

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Farmers

Search Farmers:

Bill's Bees

Bill Lewis

tel: 818.312.1691
email:
billsbees@wildblue.net  

Market Days:

Saturday - Downtown


County of Production: Los Angeles, Tulare
Years Farming: since 1970 

Products:

Winter: honey, pollen, beeswax, almond blossom harvest, eucalyptus harvest
Spring: honey, pollen, beeswax, orange blossom harvest, sage wildflower harvest, avocado blossom harvest, blueberry blossom harvest
Summer: honey, pollen, beeswax, wildflower harvest, buckwheat harvest, cotton blossom harvest, sometimes lavender blossom    
Fall: honey, pollen, beeswax

Farm History:

I started keeping honey bees in the Boy Scouts in 1970. Then I abandoned my bees in my parents' backyard, went off to college and earned a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. I moved to CA in 1980 and worked in the Aerospace Industry for 10 years. In 1991, I quit Aerospace for a maintenance job on a ranch that brought me back outdoors and the bees found me again by moving into the wall of my house.  I adopted these bees and 10 colonies found abandoned on the neighbors' property. With those I have grown to close to 400 colonies with many ups and downs. 

I think Warren Buffett said it best: "You have achieved success when you can't tell the difference between work and play."

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

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)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders 

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

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

 

Volunteer 

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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