Certified Farmers Markets

We attend several Certified Farmers Markets (CFM’s) in California. To be clear, we try and attend all of the following markets, but at smaller markets we may only get there every other weekend. Therefore, please look for us but give us a call if you need to make sure we will be at a given market.

Going to farmers markets involves a lot of time and driving. Robert and Christina have three jobs: Farmer, Truck Driver, and Salesperson. A few wonderful salespeople assist us, from the Santa Barbara to the Bay Area: Aram Sarkissian, Darryl Gunderson, and Riven Barton.

You are welcome to visit the farm. Just give us a call and come on over. (760) 399-5313.

Marin Farmers Market
Sunday, 8:00 - 1:00
Marin Civic Center
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Palo Alto
Saturday, 8:00 - 12:00
Gilman Street at Hamilton, Palo Alto
May - December only
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Berkeley Farmers Market
Tuesday, 2:00 - 7:00
Derby Street at M. L. King, Jr. Way

Saturday, 10:00 - 3:00
Center Street at M.L. King, Jr. Way
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Santa Monica
Wednesday, 8:30 - 1:30
Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street
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San Luis Obispo
Thursday, 5:30 - 9:00
Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, between Osos and Nipomo Streets
arrow San Luis Obispo Farmers Market

 

San Francisco Ferry Plaza
Saturday, 8:00 - 2:00
Market and Embarcadero, San Francisco
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Menlo Park
Sunday, 9:00 - 1:00
On Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz Avenue and Menlo Avenue, Menlo Park
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Santa Cruz
Wednesday, 2:30 - 6:30
Lincoln and Cedar Streets
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Santa Barbara
Saturday, 8:30 - 12:30
Santa Barbara and Cota Streets
arrow Santa Barbara Farmers Market

 

 

For those who ask... "Why are you not at the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, or La Quinta Farmers Markets?"

We do not currently sell at our local Palm Springs Cultural Center farmers markets because the market is not compliant with the 2010 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) ruling. From the June 15, 2010 letter:

“… as stated in the CFM rules, due process was not enforced in an equitable manner and therefore grounds for dismissal cannot be upheld by the hearing committee.”

Giacomina and Paul Palodichuk, managers of the Palm Springs farmers markets, are responsible for unjustly terminating our contract in April 2010. All the gory details are available by request.

The consequence of our not being at market is we do not get to mingle with our community and offer the permaculture fruits and wild greens we grow. The dates other farmers are selling are fine (some are Organic). We are friends with Bautista Family Date Ranch. Some of the citrus available from others at market is treated with 2, 4-D and it is not local.

Our citrus has won First Place at the Riverside County Fair every year since 2008. The Coachella Valley is renowned for citrus. But you can't buy it at farmers market.

Coachella Valley - you know what time it is.

Paul Palodichuk can be reached at (760) 898-5250 or cfm@psculturalcenter.

 

Farmers Markets We Attend:

San Francisco Ferry Plaza
Berkeley Tuesday
Berkeley Saturday
Palo Alto Saturday
Menlo Park Sunday
Marin Farmers Market Sunday
Santa Monica Wednesday
Santa Barbara Saturday
Santa Cruz Downtown Wednesday

 

 

Farmers Market
Key Lime on Key Lime - Happy customer from San Francisco Farmer's Market

 

Farmers Market
Christina and Larry, Santa Monica Farmers Market

 

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