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...)
Do you love the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and want to fight hunger in your community?
Then volunteer with Food Forward, where we collect extra produce from farmers markets for those in need! At the SM Downtown Wednesdays and Sunday markets, we collect hundreds of pounds per market and donate it all to local service organizations! If you’re interested in volunteering, email email@example.com or sign up for a market at https://foodforward.org/events/.
Main Street Entertainment and Education Pilot Program
The City of Santa Monica is excited to introduce new vendors to the Main Street Farmers Market who will be providing a variety of children's activities and educational programs including story-telling, arts and crafts, balloon design, cooking demonstrations, and face-painting. A current schedule of activities and events can be found on the Santa Monica Farmers Market Facebook page. The City is piloting these new activities and seeks your feedback on the quality of the vendors, the type of activities, and the overall experience.
The City Council directed staff in September 2014 to establish the pilot program to introduce a variety of children’s entertainment and educational programs with the support of local vendors with preference given to those offering non-animal activities.
Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis and interest forms are available by clicking HERE
. New activities will be presented starting May 17 and may be piloted for up to 12 months.
Thank you for your patronage. We hope you and your family will enjoy the variety of children's activities and educational programs that will be at the Main Street market in the upcoming months. To provide your feedback and input, please email Jodi Low, the Main Street Farmers Market Manager.
Watch the video of our November Library Panel discussing the California Drought
Politicians, farmers, developers and regulators have different views on the seriousness of the current drought in California, but do we really know what is going on underground and in our aquifers? The panelists discuss the latest drought information and different solutions to the crisis. Recorded November 6, 2014, at the Santa Monica Main Library.