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

Platos De Bienestar: Healthy Plates Produce Rx

Platos De Bienestar: Healthy Plates Produce Rx In partnership with the Live Oak Health Clinic we are piloting a program called Platos de Bienestar: Healthy Plates. This is a produce prescription program which uses whole, healthy foods to impact public health. The model has been gaining steam around the country for over 10 years. The …

Other Campaigns

Pop-Up Breakfast Series

The Pop-Up Breakfast Series In July and early August we hosted two pop-up breakfasts with chefs Katherine Stern of The Midway and Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumpling at the Westside Farmers’ Market. They were gorgeous, exciting, filling, bubbly, delicious and time very well spent. We were able to raise nearly $10,000 to fund the …

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 The Foodshed Project is rolling out again in 2023 at the Scotts Valley and Felton farmers’ markets. Exact dates and themes are listed below. The Foodshed Project (FSP) is an educational program of the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets and includes farmers, food artisans, community-based organizations and local chefs. Featuring events at …