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Farmers’ Market Report:

Autumn is here! Be sure to join the Santa Monica Farmers Market at our upcoming fall events.

Santa Monica Farmers Market All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday October 28 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (or until the pumpkins are gone)

Arizona Ave and 2nd Street

For a mere $5 (Yes that’s FIVE DOLLARS – Cash only) you can wade into the huge market pumpkin patch and walk away with as many pumpkins as you can carry down a 25-foot runway. Balance them on your head, in your arms or dangle them from your teeth (at your own risk). Who has more fun – onlookers or participants – it’s hard to tell, but everyone is sure to have a wonderful time at the patch, which features the most beautiful, round, bright orange, California grown pumpkins you can find. Costumes welcome!!!

Santa Monica Farmers Markets


When: Saturday, October 24 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (or until the pumpkins are gone)

Sunday, October 25 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (or until the pumpkins are gone)

Where: Santa Monica Pico Farmers Market, Virginia Avenue Park, Pico and Cloverfield.

Santa Monica Main St Farmers Market, Main St and Ocean Park

Free pumpkin decorating for kids at the Santa Monica Pico and Main Street Farmers Market is back on Saturday and Sunday October 24 & 25th! Locally grown, bright orange round pumpkins are the perfect canvas for glitter and googly eyes. Create a princess or ghoul; the choice is yours, so bring the little ones to decorate a pumpkin masterpiece that will be admired by all of the trick- or-treaters!

Santa Monica Farmers Market Library Panel

Eating the Whole Farm

Thursday 7-9 p.m.

November 5, 2009

Free and open to the public

Santa Monica Main Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd, MLK Auditorium


Nationally, food systems have moved away from small family farms to industrialized corporate food production. As the food system becomes more removed from the farm, California farmers are finding that growing great tasting produce and pasture raised animals is just what customers are looking for. The Nose to Tail movement is the latest in ecology, sustainability, flavor and community! Join us to discuss how Santa Monica Farmers Market farmers, customers and local chefs are working together to revitalize traditional farming and cooking practices by growing – and eating – everything on the farm.

Panelists include farmers Greg Nauta of Rocky Canyon Farms and Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farm, Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, and moderator Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe and host of KCRW’s Good Food. Stay after for treats prepared by Ben Ford.

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