East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market

The East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market is gearing up to re-open in April 2014.

Details:

Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce at the Farmers Market

The market operates from 12:00-3:00 PM every Wednesday at the Ravenswood Family Health Center (1798-A Bay Road, East Palo Alto). We feature local, organic and sustainable fruits and vegetables from Salinas and Hollister. We accept cash, EBT, FMNP WIC checks, FMNP senior checks and EPA Fresh Checks.

Cooking Demo

A cooking demo at the market

Every third Wednesday of the month we host a free cooking demonstration, featuring fresh produce from the market.  Check out this video to see a demo in action and stop by the third Wednesday of the month for delicious taste tests!
 
 
 

For Supporters:

If you’d like to receive a weekly email or text reminder about the Farmers Market, contact Nicole Wires at nicole(at)collectiveroots(dot)org.

A market supporter!

Consider joining our Market Allies team!  The Market Allies meets once per month on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00-10:00.  Market Allies are supporters of the East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market who want to volunteer to help make the market as successful as possible!  Responsibilities of Market Allies including doing outreach and promotion of the market, sharing flyers with community partners, churches, schools, etc.; sharing information about the market at community events; and more.  If you have a great idea of how to improve the market, make it a reality with the support of the Market Allies!  If you love the market, spread the love!  To join the Market Allies, contact Nicole Wires at nicole(at)collectiveroots(dot)org.

For Community Partners:

Backyard Gardener sells

A Backyard Gardener sells his produce

If you are interested in tabling or doing outreach at the East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market, please submit this Farmers Market Tabling Request Form.  The Market Allies will review your request at our next meeting, and will respond to you by the 1st Friday of the month following your submission.

 

 

 


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