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East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market

THE MARKET is now closed for the season

we'll come back in the spring!

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. Our Matching programs, Fresh Checks and Market Match, offer farmers’ market qualifying customers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5 every week ($20 each month). 

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.

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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. 

Kathy's Baked Treats, East Palo Alto 

Blanca, native from Mexico but a long time East Palo Alto resident, has always been interested in giving back and helping her community. She is eager to grow her new baking business so that she can increase her earnings and help families in her community that are going through financial struggles. Her passion of baking dates back to the days when she used to help her great grandmother in their farm in Mexico to knead the masa on a big wooden table.  After being a regular customer of the market and Market Match participant for many years, she recently got her permits to sell her home-made tortillas and other special mexican bakery, including whole grain gorditas, tamarindo, champurradas at our market.

Blanca, native from Mexico but a long time East Palo Alto resident, has always been interested in giving back and helping her community. She is eager to grow her new baking business so that she can increase her earnings and help families in her community that are going through financial struggles. Her passion of baking dates back to the days when she used to help her great grandmother in their farm in Mexico to knead the masa on a big wooden table.  After being a regular customer of the market and Market Match participant for many years, she recently got her permits to sell her home-made tortillas and other special mexican bakery, including whole grain gorditas, tamarindo, champurradas at our market.