Nothing like the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

With the recent shift toward seasonal, fresh foods, the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market is more popular than ever. Local chefs primarily cull their fresh produce and other seasonal favorites from one of the four markets. Known for their rich bounties of vegetables, baskets of freshly cut flowers, live music, breads, cheeses, and delicious food samplings, these markets are open rain or shine for your convenience. Wander the colorful aisles as you imbibe the smells, textures and visuals of the highly frequented farmers market.

Downtown FARMERS’ Market
Located on Arizona Avenue between Second and Third Streets:
Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm; Saturdays, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Wednesday market is the largest and the one most often frequented by local star chefs. Local restaurants make weekly appearances in a food tent on Arizona Ave. You can park on surrounding streets or in parking structures along Second and Fourth Streets, or the Tide Ride can take you to within a block of the Downtown market.

Pico FARMERS’ Market
Located at Virginia Park (2200 Virginia Ave):
Saturdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A fairly serious and businesslike market with superb produce. You can park in the lot or at the meters along Pico or adjacent to Virgina Park in the lot on the northeast corner of Pico and Cloverfield.

Main Street FARMERS’ Market
Located at 2640 Main Street
Sundays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
With the feel of a street fair, the market includes live music, pony rides, face painting and chefs serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. This is the only Famers’ Market in Santa Monica to contain a large non-agricultural section. You can park on the surrounding street or at overflow parking at 2600 Barnard Way. Tell the attendant you’re going to the Farmers’ Market and validate your stub at the market information booth.

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