Local Farmers’ Markets – Ventura & WSF Valley

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.

Summer_Farmers'_Market_in_the_Domplatz

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.

Happy Gardening!

Lisa

An Hour to Garden

2014

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