Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 8:31 am
Dear Editor: I am a resident of Santa Monica who has been involved in numerous grassroots animal welfare investigations over the past 10 years. I am writing today to express my sincere appreciation for the City Council's decision to open the bidding process to non-animal vendors, ending the pony ride's decade-long monopoly on the entrance to Santa Monica’s Main Street Farmers Market.
Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:48 am
Attendees of the Santa Monica Farmers Market held every Sunday on Main Street took the opportunity to have their preferences heard during a recent survey organized by City staff Feb. 15.
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.
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.
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?
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 But our city is not required to knowingly support outdated practices,especially when there’s even a whiff of potential abuse involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...