Santa Cruz has a thriving Farmers Market scene. Bountiful local organic produce, food trucks, coffee, ice cream, pastries, charcuterie, seafood and fresh shucked oysters…..you name it, they’ve got it!
Felton – Tuesdays 2:30-6:30p May-Oct
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 at the base of the redwoods. A perfect place for families to come and enjoy the day, or after a fun day of riding the trails above town.
Downtown – Wednesdays 1-6p April-Oct, 1-5p fall/winter
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner.
Westside – Saturdays 9a-1p, year round
The Westside Farmers’ Market takes place every week, year round at the corner of Hwy 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt. Right across the street from the Santa Cruz Bicycles headquarters and about 5 mins from downtown.
Scotts Valley – Saturdays 9a-1p, May 5-Nov 17
Right in the heart of Scotts Valley, this market represents farmers and specialty food purveyors along with cook-to-order food. This is the place for to get your fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. During the summer months, SCCFM music series showcases local music and there is a shaded cafe seating area, along with space for the young ones to hang out and play. Unlimited free parking and located next to Sky Park and across from the Scotts Valley library.
Live Oak – Sundays 9a-1p, year round
Started in 2000, this neighborhood market has grown to be a weekly event that is loved by the communities of Live Oak, Pleasure Point and Capitola. Now in its eighth season as a year round market, you will find an excellent selection of organic produce from local farms, tree ripened fruits, dried fruit and nuts, baked goods, pastries, seafood, pasture-raised organic meats and more. The market is also the epicenter of the clean food movement, showcasing amazing Sunday brunch offerings like smoked, pastured-raised local pork and egg street tacos and cook-to order custom traditional Michoacan Mexican dishes using fresh organic ingredients. This is your Sunday destination.