We operate a variety of programs including, seasonal farm education programs, food-focused events and family friendly campaigns with the goal of educating the public about the inner workings of sustainable agriculture and practices on the Central California coast. Please refer to the schedule below for current and future happenings.


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Latest Campaign

Scavenger Hunts with KERMIT the Book Mobile

Scavenger Hunts with KERMIT the Book Mobile A shiny, green bike-mobile joins us for a second round of fantastic, fun-filled hunts at the farmers’ market. Check in at KERMIT the bicycle book mobile to get your scavenger hunt handout. Then scour the market for all the right things; think alphabet and rainbow themes. The prize …

Other Campaigns

The Food of the Week

Over three years ago now a conversation took place between SCCFM and an employee of Hope Services attending the first of our 2013 Pop-Up Breakfasts – an idea ignited. This spark eventually brought us a wonderful gift – a partnership with this awesome local agency and the “Food of the Week” project. Hope Services has …

Mountain Feed & Farm Supply Workshops

We are beyond happy to invite Mountain Feed and Farm Supply back for another season of kick-butt, information packed, entertaining, skill building, fun and funny preservation classes set at the sweet and charming Felton, Downtown and Scotts Valley farmers’ markets. This year we’ll be hosting a series of crop-focused demos in which the audience learns …

Pop-Up Breakfast Series

The 2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series has come to a close – another season under our belts. If you aren’t familiar with this series of community-building, culinary events visit our photo album, check out this video clip and scroll down for more information and menus from the past season. The events were well attended and celebratory. …

EBT & Market Match

All of SCCFM markets accept EBT/SNAP Nutrition cards. Just locate the Market Manager or Information booth to redeem market tokens.

Music Series

Music Series SCCFM operates an annual music series at the Felton, Scotts Valley, Westside and Live Oak Farmers’ Markets. Music ranges from bluegrass to jazz with some country blues thrown in. We currently do not operate the music series at the Downtown market. To find out who is playing, check the market page you plan on …

Waste Smart

Waste Smart The Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market generates its fair share of trash. Not too long ago, on a typical summer day at the downtown market, we would throw out about 500 gallons worth of garbage bags destined for the landfill, loaded with food scraps, plastic water bottles, to-go coffee cups, paper plates, soda cans, …

The FoodShed Project

The FoodShed Project (FSP) is an education and outreach program of the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets (SCCFM) which highlights the significant work being rolled out by farmers, food artisans and community partners in the nearest regions of our foodshed. Check out some photos to get a feel for these events which offer interactive mini-classes, …