Since 1986, Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market brings a wonderful outdoor shopping experience to locals every Saturday. Local California farmers and artisan showcase their freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables, herbs, nuts, olive oil, juices, jams, jellies, flowers, plants, honey, cheese, meats, eggs, fish, and baked goods. If you’re longing for some breakfast or lunch, hot food vendors are onsite too.
On June 4, 2016, Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. From 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the celebration will include cooking demonstrations by cookbook author and chef, Amelia Saltsman, musical entertainment, non-profit community booths, children’s activities, and more. Scratch FoodTruck will be there with their tasty menu along with other local artisans.
Here are some purveyors you don’t want to miss:
McCloskey Nursery is family-owned and has been farming since 1898 in Goleta, CA. They have grown so many different crops over the years from pampas grass for horses, tomatoes, and soybeans during World War II. Today, their main crops are orchids, avocados, and cherimoyas.
For more information:
Corner of Santa Clara & Palm Streets
Hours: Every Saturday (rain or shine) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SNAP/EBT customers welcome. Redemption authorized at the Market Information Booth.
Due to California state healthy laws, pets are not allowed in the market, except service animals.