Local Farmers’ Markets

In the process of  looking for craft shows to sell our magnets at, I’ve run across a few good websites listing local Farmers’ Markets.

farmers market stall

farmers market

If you don’t live in the Ventura/LA county area (or even if you do), the USDA has a searchable list that is easy to use.  Scroll down to the pre-populated list and type in your zip code and how many miles you’re willing to travel. When you have your list, there is a small box to the left of the market’s name (in the Info column).  Clicking this little box will give you a pop-up containing the address, contact info, whether or not the market is Certified and usually a website to the market.  http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets

There are several lists for Ventura County and our area of Los Angeles County – I’ve included a few at the end of this post.  To save you some time from having to search and organize all the info on these sites, I’ve made a list for you:

WEDNESDAY

  • Midtown Ventura 9:00am – 1:00pm at Pacific View Mall (3301 N Main St, Ventura)
  • Pleasant Valley 3:00 – 7:00 at Camarillo Community Center Park (1605 E Burnley St, Camarillo, at the corner of Burnley and Carmen) ** Pleasant Valley FM also has a Crafter’s Corner for crafters and artisans to peddle their wares. **
  • Northridge 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Northridge Mall (9301 Tampa Ave, Northridge, between Plummer and Nordhoff)

THURSDAY

  • Thousand Oaks 1:30pm – 6:00pm at the east parking lot of The Oaks Mall (near Wilbur Rd and Hillcrest Dr, close to HWY 101)
  • East Ventura FM 3:00 – 7:00 at Ventura Community Park (corner of Telephone Rd and Kimball Rd) ** it looks like there are craft booths at this FM **
  • Downtown Oxnard FM 9:00am – 1:00pm at Plaza Park (N 5th St and C St, off HWY 1)
  • Moorpark 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Los Angeles Av and Miller Pkwy in the Staples/Petco parking lot.  (I stopped here once in 2013 and they had craft booths)

FRIDAY

  • Simi Valley 11:00am – 3:30 at Civic Center Plaza a.k.a Regal parking lot (2757 Tapo Canyon Rd, next to TGI Friday’s)
  • Simi Valley 4:00pm – 8:30pm at Simi Valley Town Center (a.k.a. Simi Mall) at Center Court
  • Thousand Oaks 8:30am – 12:30pm at The Lakes at TO (2200 E TO Blvd)

SATURDAY

  • Main Street Canoga Park 9:00am – 1:00pm at Owensmouth Ave. between Sherman Way and Wyandotte St
  • Downtown Ventura 8:30am – noon at the corner of Santa Clara St and Palm St
  • Ventura 1:30pm – 6:00pm at Johnson Dr and Northbank Rd
  • Newbury Park 9:00am – 2:00pm at Newbury Library (Borchard Rd and Michael Dr)
  • Calabassas 8:00am – noon at Calabasas Rd, west of El Canon Av (across from Sagebrush Cantina)

SUNDAY

  • Santa Clarita 8:30am – noon at College of the Canyons on Valencia Dr (Parking Lot 5)  ** The Santa Clarita Street Fair is in an adjacent parking lot the 4th (weekend) of every month, from 10:00am – 5:00pm. **
  • The Channel Islands Harbor Farmers’ & Fishermans’ Market 10:00am – 2:00pm on Harbor Blvd, adjacent to the Marine Emporium Landing (Fish Market??  How awesome is that??!) **they also have craft/art booths **
  • Westlake Village 10:00am – 2:00pm at Village Glen (2707 Agoura Rd)
  • Ojai 9:00am – 1:00pm at 300 E Matilija St, near N Montgomery St
  • Agoura Hills 9:00am – 2:00pm at Agoura’s Famous Deli parking lot (5835 Kanan Rd)
  • Malibu 10:00am – 3:00pm at Malibu Civic Center (23519 Civic Center Way)

 

Farmers’ Market Websites:

Ventura County Food and Farm Map

California-Grown Certified Farmers Markets: www.cafarmersmarkets.com

Ventura County Certified Farmers Marketswww.vccfarmersmarkets.com

Coastal Pacific Farmers Marketscoastalpacificfm.com

USDA Farmers Market Search: http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets

 

There are plenty of other Farmers’ Markets, so be sure to search USDA or Google for ones that might be closer to you.

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