During this difficult moment, farmers and food business owners need your support more than ever. Visiting your local farmers’ market (and following safety precautions) helps these businesses keep afloat during these challenging economic times.
These SEE-LA markets are open with modifications to enhance safety during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Central Avenue Farmers’ Market Thursdays 10 am – 3 pm
Echo Park Farmers’ Market Fridays 3:00 – 7:30 pm
Crenshaw Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
Hollywood Farmers’ Market Sundays 8 am – 1 pm
Atwater Village Farmers’ Market Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
Get up to $20 in matching funds this week at SEE-LA farmers’ markets
It’s the third week of the month, which means EBT customers can receive up to $20 extra for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Atwater, Hollywood, and Echo Park Farmers’ Markets!
At our South LA markets, CalFresh/EBT customers will continue to receive $20 in matching funds (WIC customers are eligible for up to $10) every week.
Plus, Pandemic and Disaster EBT program users are eligible for our matching programs!
Visit the recently reopened Crenshaw Farmers’ Market
The Crenshaw Farmers’ Market reopened last week! Visit the market for farm fresh, nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables, and your favorite dishes and ingredients pre-packaged to go! We’re on the promenade of the Cinemark Theaters at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
We are hiring! Apply now for the role of Project Coordinator:
We are hiring a Project Coordinator to support our soon-to-launch Farmers’ Market App project, which will allow for wholesale and retail pre-order sales and delivery from SEE-LA’s markets. Apply now to join our mission-driven team!
Take action: Support food access in South LA during the pandemic!
Donate now to support essential access to fresh, nutritious food for South Angelenos during the pandemic! With your support, we’re increasing incentives for low-income shoppers during the pandemic as described above. Plus your contribution helps us provide fresh farm boxes to families facing food insecurity, sheltering in place in public housing, and experiencing loss of hospitality jobs. This campaign has already raised enough to distribute more than 23,000 produce boxes to vulnerable families, kept farm produce from going to waste, and helped farm workers who have lost so much of their livelihoods in the pandemic. Join the effort! $35 = fresh produce for a family for a week!
Volunteer to assist at SEE-LA farmers’ markets and emergency food distributions:
All of our operational markets are currently looking for volunteers to assist Market Managers with maintaining social distancing and other COVID-19 related protocols. We also need volunteers to help distribute farm boxes at a drive-through event in Exposition Park on two upcoming Wednesdays, 5/20 and 5/27. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, sign up here.
A huge shout out to all of our current volunteers, especially Ai of Omiso and Jamila from Avocado Toast who’ve so graciously given their time on the front lines at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market each week since day 1 of this pandemic.
Community guidelines we urge you to follow when attending farmers’ markets:
- Stay at home if you’re sick or at-risk.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
- Wear your face covering (nose and mouth must be covered, customers without a face covering will not be permitted to enter).
- Shop throughout the day and only during posted market hours.
- Enter from the designated Entrance only.
- Follow directional signage in the market.
- Do not touch produce or other products – vendors will handle these for you.
- Maintain a safe distance from others.
- Keep your visit brief – do not linger or socialize in the market.
- Continue buying your usual quantities. There’s enough for everyone!
- Leave non-service animals at home.
- With increased awareness of COVID-19 in children, please leave kids at home.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly at home.
- Practice kindness and gratitude. We’re all in this together!