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East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market

THE MARKET opens FOR new SEASON:

 April 20, 2016 from 11:00AM-2:00PM

The Collective Roots' East Palo Alto Farmers' Market has become crucial in ensuring affordable, healthy food access for the East Palo Alto community, while supporting locally family farms. Every week we offer opportunities for direct relationships between the people of our community and those who produce our food, as well as for increased community connections via info tables from many community-serving organizations.

Farmers Market Info:

Where: Host Site - Ravenswood Family Health Center (plaza at main entrance of their brand new building) @ 1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Payment: We accept cash, credit cards, Cal Fresh/EBT, FMNP WIC checks, FMNP senior checks, and Fresh Checks scrip.

What's sold at the market: Local, organic, and seasonal produce from nearby farmers.

Interested in selling or holding an info table at the market? Contact info@collectiveroots.org.

Stay up to date on the market and more: Sign up for our monthly newsletter here!

Meet Our Vendors

Jose Gallardo, Gallardo's Organic Farm

Jose Gallardo always welcomes his clients at the market with a sincere smile and he takes great pride in explaining why he produces healthy greens and berries. His father passed away because he was exposed to many chemicals while he was working in a conventional strawberry farm in Mexico. Since then, Jose has been committed to grow organically because “a child who eats a strawberry shouldn’t eat a spoon of chemicals, but just a strawberry.”

Jose Gallardo always welcomes his clients at the market with a sincere smile and he takes great pride in explaining why he produces healthy greens and berries. His father passed away because he was exposed to many chemicals while he was working in a conventional strawberry farm in Mexico. Since then, Jose has been committed to grow organically because “a child who eats a strawberry shouldn’t eat a spoon of chemicals, but just a strawberry.”

 

Ruben Ponce, Ponce Produce

Ruben grows a wide variety of vegetables used in Hispanic cooking including hot peppers, Roma tomatoes, winter and summer squashes, cilantro, beans, tomatillos, napales, and chayote. Ruben has over 20 years of farming experience, and he loves being out in the fields. “Yo soy del rancho,” he says.

Ruben grows a wide variety of vegetables used in Hispanic cooking including hot peppers, Roma tomatoes, winter and summer squashes, cilantro, beans, tomatillos, napales, and chayote. Ruben has over 20 years of farming experience, and he loves being out in the fields. “Yo soy del rancho,” he says.

 

Castellanos Farms

In California, farmers have been among those most heavily hit by the drought this year. At Castellanos farms, they have been very conscious of their water usage by utilizing drip irrigation and planting cover crops. In this way, they have still been able to bring to the farmers’ market the best stone fruits, grapes, apples, pears, pomegranate, and more.

In California, farmers have been among those most heavily hit by the drought this year. At Castellanos farms, they have been very conscious of their water usage by utilizing drip irrigation and planting cover crops. In this way, they have still been able to bring to the farmers’ market the best stone fruits, grapes, apples, pears, pomegranate, and more.

Windy Hill Eggery, Portola Valley

Lucy and her partner are committed to happy chickens because happy chickens make good eggs. Their hens have lots of room to run, fly, peck, scratch, bath, and rest. They are learning how to do a good pasture rotation for them. Currently they sell eggs at the East Palo Alto and Portola Valley farmers' markets, and are excited about offering high quality eggs at a reasonable price to our community. 

Lucy and her partner are committed to happy chickens because happy chickens make good eggs. Their hens have lots of room to run, fly, peck, scratch, bath, and rest. They are learning how to do a good pasture rotation for them. Currently they sell eggs at the East Palo Alto and Portola Valley farmers' markets, and are excited about offering high quality eggs at a reasonable price to our community. 

Self Sufficient Life, East Palo Alto 

Self Sufficient Life (SSL) is an urban farm that resides on two residential properties in East Palo Alto. This land has been transformed by UFC Organizers Dan Popovici and Guy Duran over the past couple years into a thriving and sustainable urban farm.  The farm stand features food grown on the premises including tomatoes, beans, squash,celery, cucumbers, greens and more.

Self Sufficient Life (SSL) is an urban farm that resides on two residential properties in East Palo Alto. This land has been transformed by UFC Organizers Dan Popovici and Guy Duran over the past couple years into a thriving and sustainable urban farm.  The farm stand features food grown on the premises including tomatoes, beans, squash,celery, cucumbers, greens and more.

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