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We accept:

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

 

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Farmers

Search Farmers:

Apricot Lane Farms

Nathan Macaulay

Tel: 805.523.4444

10700 Broadway Road,
Moorpark, CA, 93021

Market Days:

Saturday - Downtown

Sunday - Main St

 


County of Production: Ventura

 

Acres of Farmland Cultivated: 161

Farming Since: 2011

 

Products:

 

Various varieties of apples, stonefruit, artichoke, avocado, herbs, berries, beans, broccoli, cabbage, flowers, carrots, casava root, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoya, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, fennel, fig, garlic, ginger, citrus, grapes, jicama, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, nuts, okra, olives, onion, passion fruit, peas, peppers, persimmon, guava, pomegranate, potato, radish, rhubarb, spinach, squash, sunchoke, tomatillo, tomato, turnip, watermelon

Also, eggs, pig, lamb, chicken, and duck

 

Growing Practices:

  • To control weeds: hand cultivation, machine cultivation, mulching, grazing
  • For pests: crop rotation, hand-removal, organic pesticides, release of beneficials, habitat for beneficials
  • To enhance/control size, flavor, ripeness or appearance: I use a 100% natural spray to combat powdery mildew on tomatoes during moist summers
  • To increase soil fertility: cover crops, organic fertilizer, soil amendments, compost, aged manure, use of soil mixes, mulching, vermi compost, compost tea, perennial plantings

Farming Intent:

We strive every day to do the following; and as our knowledge about the environment and food grows, we promise to reevaluate our practices.

 

  1. Grow great tasting and nutrient-dense foods.
  2. Only use farming practices that, over time, reduce outside inputs and focus on the enhancement of the environment, wildlife habitat, and biological regeneration of soil.
  3. Treat the farm team with respect and care for them as our family, pay them a fair wage and nurture a safe and chemical-free working environment.
  4. Treat the animals humanely and ensure they live on healthy lush pastures in a stress-free and biologically diverse ecosystem. Care for them in a clean way that never requires the use of antibiotics.
  5. Allow farming decisions to be made through the lens of biomimicry. As our understanding of our ecosystem evolves, work to implement the new wisdom into our practices.

 

 

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

The Saturday Downtown Market will be closed following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2020, please visit our other Saturday market in Virginia Avenue Park.  

Check back for 2020 winter holiday closures in November.

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 live animals are allowed in Farmers Markets 
Chapter 8, Article 6, Section 114259.5
 

 

 

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