Time: 1–5:30p
Day: Tuesdays - OPEN
Months: Market season is first Tues. June - last Tues. Oct
Location: 120 Russell Ave, Felton
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The Felton Farmers’ Market is OPEN

The 2020 season looks a bit different as we pare down to our fundamental functions – supplying residents with healthy, nutritious fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats from regional farms and artisanal meals and staple foods from local businesses. We will not be hosting special events but we will be bringing 100% of our spirit and love for community out to the market every week. Please learn about our detailed response to the COVID-19 pandemic HERE.

The Market

The Felton Farmers’ Market was started in 1987 and is the second oldest market in Santa Cruz County. In 2009, SCCFM took over operations and has since increased the variety of certified organic fruits and vegetables, artisan foods and implemented the EBT/SNAP benefit program.

This seasonal market is a favorite for the communities living in the San Lorenzo Valley and is located in the heart of downtown Felton on Hwy 9. Considered the most kid friendly market in the area, the market provides a centrally located space for parents to leave their  young ones, who can draw, play or get their faces painted. The market is a perfect place for families to come and enjoy the day. This has shifted in the face of COVID-19 but we look forward to a time when gathering together with our families at market is the norm once again.

EBT & Market Match

Market Match offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh/EBT (food stamp) cards at the Felton Farmers’ Market. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get an additional seven dollars in Market Match tokens for free. Swipe $10, you get $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh/EBT recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2020 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.

2020 FoodShed Project Series is POSTPONED – Expect the Schedule Below in 2021

Mountain Feed & Farm Supply (MFFA) DIY workshops and the Felton community at large make these events unique. MFFS presentations run 3-4p. Foodshed Fact Hunt, bike blender, music, photobooth and art table run 1:30-5:30p. Facepainting is 2-5p.

May 4
Season Opener Celebration/Free Strawberry Shortcake

The Felton Market returns and it’s time for a party! Shortcake from Beckmann’s Bakery, strawberries from Live Earth and Vasquez farms and whipped cream – come out for a piece and welcome your favorite vendors back to this beautiful market in the woods. There will be face painting, live music, a photobooth and  more. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply joins us for a DIY workshop making traditional strawberry jam from 3-4p. It’s time to get your weekly market shopping pattern started again!

June 15
Summer, Summer, Summer Time

The Felton Farmers’ Market celebrates the beginning of summer – the warmest, longest days of the year and loaded tables high with a growing variety of fruits and veggies. Special guests Mountain Feed and Farm Supply head up a DIY workshop from 3-4p making a fermented zucchini pickle. Taste California Kurobuta sausages, summer squash and other seasonal treats hot off the griddle.

August 17
Tomato Tornado Celebration

Do you know the difference between an heirloom and a hybrid tomato? Come by this event to find out and swap knowledge. Taste a dry-farmed early girl, a Santa Cruz County farming invention. Compare the Green Zebra and a Cherokee Purple, the Brandywine and the black cherry tomato. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply joins us for a DIY workshop using tomatoes from 3-4p and all of the other FSP festivities bring this market to life.

September 14
Apple-a-Day Festival!

Apples grow all over Santa Cruz County and are delicious, hardy and loved for endless reasons. Let’s celebrate them at this free event where a flurry of activities ignite your palet, your curiosity and your silliness. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply joins us for a DIY workshop making apple sauce from 3-4p. The apple art table, scavenger hunt with the SC Public Libraries and live music set the mood. There will be apple pressing and tasting, face painting, apples selling for a dollar a pound.

October 12
Pumpkin Decorating Bonanza!

Let’s welcome the fall and its fading light with free pumpkin decorating! AT this annual tradition kids and adults alike will sit down to celebrate the harvest season, the coming holidays and the joy of playing with food. Rodoni pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be dressed up with veggies, string, pipe cleaners, buttons and googly eyes. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply heads up a DIY workshop on a specialty drink, pumpkin beer (non-alcoholic) with a ginger bug, from 3-4p.