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Tawni Angel has filed a lawsuit against pony-rights activists in Santa Monica.

News, Farmers Market, Main Street, Santa Monica, Courts

Tawnis Ponies Strike Back At Santa Monica Protestors With Lawsuit

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

Tawnis Ponies has struck back at protestors who spent five months campaigning to oust the business from Santa Monica Farmers Markets on Main Street, by hitting them with a defamation lawsuit.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market every Sunday.

News, City Council, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market Ponies Put Out To Pasture

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:02 am

Following six months of vigorous free-the-pony campaigning, the ponies and petting zoo that have been a familiar sight at Santa Monica’s Main Street farmers market will have to look for greener fields mid next year, after the city voted Tuesday night to exclude animals from the weekly event.

Volunteers from the non-profit organization Food Forward collect unsold produce from the Santa Monica farmers markets that’s donated weekly to people in need.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Farmers Markets Donate Unsold Produce To Worthy Causes

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:23 am

Ever wondered what happens to fresh produce that’s left over each week at farmers markets across Santa Monica?

Opinion, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Oped

If I Free The Ponies, Can I Still Eat Hamburgers?

Posted Jun. 28, 2014, 1:58 am

If parents want to seek out a pony ride for their child they should be free to do that. But our city is not required to knowingly support outdated practices,especially when there’s even a whiff of potential abuse involved.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market every Sunday.

Opinion, Farmers Market, Main Street, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Animal Cruelty Disguised As Entertainment

Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 6:56 am

The much-revered Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” I shudder to think what this peaceful warrior would say if he passed by the Santa Monica farmers market on Main Street.

Amelia Saltsman leads a tour at the downtown Santa Monica farmers’ market where she shares her insider tips and favorite farmers.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

New Santa Monica Farmers' Market Tour Makes A Ripe Debut

Posted Aug. 6, 2013, 9:24 am

Whether you’re new to the Santa Monica farmers’ markets or a market regular, Amelia Saltsman can open your eyes and show you more of what your farmers’ market has to offer.

Brandon Alan performing at The Mint in June. He will perform in Santa Monica this Sunday morning.

Seven Days, Farmers Market, Main Street, Santa Monica

Country Star Brandon Alan To Perform At Sunday Santa Monica Farmers Market

Posted Aug. 1, 2013, 8:29 am

After a successful June show at LA's famous venue "The Mint", country/rock star Brandon Alan will perform at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Main Street this Sunday, Aug. 4 at 10 am.

Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor will make their Santa Monica debut today.

Downtown, Seven Days, Music, Farmers Market

Touring Louisiana Band To Play At Santa Monica Farmers Market Today

Posted Jul. 7, 2013, 8:49 am

Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor will make their Santa Monica debut at the today’s Farmers’ Market from 10 am to 1 pm.

Ocean and Vine executive chef Keith Roberts (from left), Popeye, Olive Oyl, The Lobster’s executive chef Collin Crannel and his son Griffin, and Locanda del Lago executive chef Gianfranco Minuz launched Eat Well Week on Wednesday at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

Restaurant, Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Eat Well Week Begins In Santa Monica This Sunday Featuring 16 Restaurants

Posted Jan. 4, 2013, 8:46 am

Santa Monica’s inaugural “Eat Well Week” begins this Sunday with 16 local restaurants offering discounted pre-fixe menus and new healthy menu options to be offered through Jan. 13.

Visit the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market (Arizona Avenue between 4th and Ocean) this Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to see Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Sweetpea as they join three participating Eat Well Week restaurants – Locando del Lago, The Lobster, and Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel – to create “Popeye Pop-ups” featuring healthy spinach inspired dishes and recipes.

News, Restaurant, Health, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Popeye To Ring In The New Year With Santa Monica Eat Well Week Jan. 6-13

Posted Dec. 31, 2013, 9:25 am

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions going to be eat healthier? Well if you answered ‘yes,’ more than a dozen of Santa Monica’s top restaurants will make the resolution a little easier with the arrival of “Eat Well Week” where discounted pre-fixe menus and new healthy menu options will be offered Jan. 6 through Jan. 13.

Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Pumpkin Decorating At Pico Farmers Market In Virginia Avenue Park Today

Posted Oct. 27, 2012, 1:27 am

The Pico Farmers Market in Virginia Avenue Park today, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will offer no-carve pumpkin decorating.

Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Youth

Free Pumpkin Decorating Session Sunday At Main Street Farmers Market

Posted Oct. 21, 2012, 2:15 am

A no-carve Pumpkin Decorating session will be held at Santa Monica Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 21 at the Main Street Farmers Market in Heritage Square (2640 Main Street).

Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Chili Roast At Santa Monica Farmers Market Saturday

Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 11:00 pm

Chili Roast at Santa Monica Farmers Market, will be held today (9/22) and next Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. at the Pico Farmers Market.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Visit Santa Monica Farmers Markets During Carmageddon II

Posted Sep. 18, 2012, 2:37 am

When Carmageddon II weekend arrives on Sept. 29/30, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets are encouraging residents to stay local and pick up some great fresh produce and some new recipes to try at home.

There are more than 600 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Many are available at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Santa Monica Farmers Markets: A Look At Heirloom Tomatoes

Posted Jun. 27, 2012, 2:18 am

Dear Ms. Haricot, We were at the Santa Monica Farmers market last Saturday and we were amazed at all the different heirloom tomatoes varieti...

Weiser Family Farms. From purple fingerling potatoes to their newest spud, the red thumb (yes, they make great red mashed potatoes!) to purple, yellow or red carrots, Weiser Farms is a specialist in cutting edge root veggies.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Santa Monica Farmers Market: Ask Ms. Haricot

Posted May. 31, 2012, 2:16 am

Dear Ms. Haricot, I’ve just moved to Santa Monica (to Los Angeles, actually!) and am looking forward to my first visit to the Santa Monica...

Santa Monica Farmers Markets is a great place to source local produce.

Life And Arts, Farmers Market, Santa Monica, Food

Holiday Meal Shopping Guide At The Santa Monica Farmers Markets

Posted Nov. 22, 2011, 1:24 am

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with the rest of the holiday season to come. These celebrations of food, family and friends also ...

From left: Chipotle Mexican Grill CEO Steve Ells, The Teaching Garden's Kelly Meyer, and The California Endowment's Dr. Robert K. Ross talk about integrity and food.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Looking Back On Santa Monica's First Good Food Festival

Posted Sep. 23, 2011, 5:25 am

Last week’s Good Food Festival and Conference was a spectacular celebration of 30 years of good food and local farming at the Santa Monica Wednes...

The Santa Monica Farmer's Market concluded the Good Food Festival and Conference at SaMoHi on Sunday.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Downtown, Video, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Good Food Festival and Conference Concludes

Posted Sep. 19, 2011, 11:35 pm

After five days of chef demonstrations, plenty of fresh produce and a display of alternative grocery shopping, the Santa Monica Farmer's Market con...

The Good Food Festival & Conference will be held Sept. 14 to 18.

News, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Day 5: Santa Monica's Good Food Festival Final Day Highlights

Posted Sep. 18, 2011, 8:50 am

Santa Monica’s first-ever Good Food Festival and Conference concludes today, wrapping up five days of events that have highlighted the freshest f...

The Good Food Festival & Conference will be held Sept. 14 to 18.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Video, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Day 2: Santa Monica's Good Food Festival And Conference

Posted Sep. 15, 2011, 1:03 am

Day two of Santa Monica’s first-ever Good Food Festival and Conference takes place today, which includes the opening of an exhibition at Santa Mo...

Third generation farmer Irene Irebe.

News, Video, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Farmer's Market to Celebrate 30 Years

Posted Aug. 12, 2011, 6:14 am

Since 1981, farmers have gathered in Santa Monica to give people the freshest food available. Today, the city's farmer's markets take place about f...

Oranges at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market

News, Dining, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Farmers' Markets Celebrate 30 Years With Awareness

Posted Jul. 23, 2011, 6:04 pm

It's been 30 years since local farmers first brought their fresh produce to the inaugural Wednesday downtown farmers' market on July 15, 1981. Over...

Local cherries are nearing the end of their season.

Dining, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Summer Picks at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Posted Jun. 11, 2011, 12:52 am

Summertime just might be the sweetest season at the farmers' markets, an abundant time when you'll find fruits and veggies that are juicier and tas...

Spring onions are now available at local farmers’ markets.

Dining, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Spring Picks at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Posted Apr. 12, 2011, 12:13 pm

Spring has arrived at our farmers' markets, and many seasonal vegetables are beginning to peak. Here's a quick look at some springtime treats that ...

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