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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2017 Pop-Up Breakfast Series

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

The 2017 Pop-Up Breakfast Series has SOLD OUT. Thanks so much for your support! Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and be the first to hear details about the 2018 series.

Featured chefs of the 2017 season include Kendra Baker and Jessica Yarr of the Penny Ice Creamery, Kathrine Stern of La Posta, Brad Briske of Home Restaurant in Soquel and Erin Lampel of Companion Bakeshop. Education is our goal; walk away inspired, informed and full of good food. Check out a photo album and learn more HERE.




Downtown Santa Cruz Food Shed Project 2017

Time:3 to 5pm
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, visit the photobooth, get serious (or goofy) about the foodshed fact hunt and listen to live music – all at the Downtown SC Market 3-5pm. We’re well into the 2017 calendar. Learn more and get involved HERE.