We operate seasonal events and educational campaigns that focus on food and  agriculture education. We also promote regional food events and farm dinners. Our seasonal music series schedule is available in this listing. Check the event listing below for current happenings…

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Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY Classes at the Markets

Time:10-11am Westside and Scotts Valley, Felton varies
When:Varies
Location:Westside, Scotts Valley and Felton

In 2016 the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets has teamed up with Mountain Feed and Farm Supply once again, kicking our educational efforts into high gear. A perfect match, together we’re bringing the community FREE DIY (do-it-yourself) food preservation and healthy cooking classes at the Westside and Scotts Valley Farmers’ markets between May and October as well as a handful of fun, foodie events at the Felton Market.

Learn more about what’s coming down the line in 2016 HERE.

 

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2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series

Time:9:30 - Noonish
When:Four Events Between June and September
Location:Westside and Scotts Valley Farmers' Markets

The 2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series has come to an end. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about the 2017 series – generally announced in the spring.

Featured chefs of the 2016 season included Kendra Baker and Carlo Espinas of the Penny Ice Creamery, Picnic Basket and Assembly and Mark Denham of Soif, Brad Briske of La Balena and Kevin Koebel of Local FATT. Education is our goal; walk away inspired, informed and full of good food. Check out a photo album and learn more HERE.

 

 

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Downtown Santa Cruz Food Shed Project 2016

Time:3 to 5pm
When:7/13/2016
Location:Downtown Farmers' Market

The FoodShed Project (FSP) is an education and outreach program of the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets (SCCFM) which, through public events at the markets, 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.

Using the public space of the Downtown Farmers’ Market, FSP orchestrates monthly, summer events in which tastings, talks, music, DIY cooking demonstrations, and family-focused activities spotlight seasonal food items. At YOU’RE A DREAM MICRO GREEN on September 14th micro green expert Sandra Ward of NEW NATIVES shares the ins and outs of growing these nutrient dense, flavorful shoots. Then, chef Kevin Koebel of LOCAL FATT puts them to work in spicy, savory, salubrious combinations for you to try. Learn something new, make art, get your face painted, visit the photobooth, conquer the foodshed fact hunt and listen to live music – all at the Downtown SC Market 3-5pm. Learn more and get involved HERE.