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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Senior Council Brings Coupons to the Markets

When:See Below
Location:Santa Cruz Communtiy Farmers' Markets

The Seniors Council will be distributing senior vouchers at the Downtown, Live Oak and Felton Markets in late July and early August. Seniors who qualify (based on age and income) will receive a booklet with $20 in vouchers. The vouchers can be used to purchase vegetables and fruit at the farmers’ markets. Make sure to get to the market early on this special, annual occasion.

See the schedule details below:

Felton Market – Tuesday, July 24th at 2:30pm

Live Oak Market – Sunday, July 29th at 9am

Downtown SC Market – Wednesday, August 1st at 1pm


2018 Pop-Up Breakfast Series

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

The 2018 Pop-Up Breakfast Series is here – event dates, chefs and locations are announced and tickets are on sale. Menus will roll out in the coming weeks and months. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and be the first to hear about event details and other market news in the future.

Featured chefs of the 2018 season include Kendra Baker of the Penny Ice Creamery, Kathrine Stern of La Posta, Brad Briske of Home Restaurant in Soquel and Marshall Bishop of Soif Wine Bar and Restaurant. This year we’ve shifted things up. Check out a photo album and learn more HERE.



Downtown Santa Cruz Food Shed Project 2018

Time:3 to 5pm
When:2nd Wednesday of month June - September
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 these events learn something new, make art, get your face painted, get serious (or goofy) about the foodshed fact hunt and listen to live music – all at the Downtown SC Market 3-5pm. View the 2018 calendar and get involved HERE.