Farmers Market – Wednesday/Saturday Downtown Santa Monica

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The Los Angeles area is famous for having a farmers market every day of the week, and the Santa Monica Farmers Market, held on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, is the mother of them all. Taking up several city blocks, the market is lined with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other products and provisions.

 This farmers market has a huge following within L.A.’s restaurant industry. Some of the city’s most famous chefs, including Niki Nakayama of n/naka and Michael Cimarusti of Providence, shop here. You’ll also be among locals, many of them regulars, shopping for their home kitchens.

Farmers Market - Wednesday/Saturday Downtown Santa Monica

Every week, neighborhoods across Los Angeles host farmers’ markets that offer an incredible selection of fresh produce and artisanal food. These markets are also community hubs, featuring local vendors, DJs, live music, and kids activities. Shop local and support small businesses with our guide to LA farmers’ markets.

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Laura Avery, the 36-year-veteran supervisor of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Markets (open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays), shares a few pointers on navigating produce paradise.

Join us in welcoming Jackie Rivera-Krouse, the City of Santa Monica’s new Farmers Market Manager. Jackie came on board on January 22, following the retirement of long-time Manager, Laura Avery.

A native and third generation Angeleno, Jackie is a lifelong fan of local farmers’ markets and has over a decade of experience working with numerous California certified farmers’ markets in Los Angeles County, both big (over 150 vendors) and small (10 or fewer vendors). In 2005, she began working at Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles, and she held various positions from Market Manager, to Grant Writer, to Social Media specialist; most recently, she served as the Program Director with a focus on nutrition access and assistance programs at the non-profit’s six farmers’ markets.

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