Farmers Market

Farmers' Market
Fresh vegetables at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market

All four Santa Monica markets are Certified Farmers' Markets (CFMs). The markets are organized and managed by city and support year-round access to fresh, seasonal produce for an estimated 900,000 shoppers every year. The markets host a variety of special and educational events throughout the year. Some of these programs include:

  • The "Lunch with a Chef Program" feauturing weekly cooking demonstrations hosted by chefs from some of the area's finest restaurants.
  • Field trips with local schools. During presentations of market produce, the students have a chance to smell, touch and taste all that the market offers.
  • Seasonal festivals include Cinco de Mayo in May, Melon Mania in July and the All-You-Can-Carry Pumpkin Patch in October.

The Sunday Main Street Farmers’ Market is a zero waste event, providing the community with fresh, locally-grown organic food. There is also a bike valet offered at the market to promote and encourage bicycling as an alternative means of transportation to the market.

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