3/31/20

FARMERS MARKET STATUS: CITY OF LA

Our market plans were some of the first submitted to the Mayors process for approvals of
operation and we have been approved by Street Services, for the following
​City of LA locations:

1.  Brentwood Farmers Market

2.  Larchmont Village Farmers Market

3.  Sherman Oaks Farmers Market

4.  Melrose Place Farmers Market 



​For Immediate Release
Melissa Farwell, Director of Coordination
818-591-8161
Info@rawinspiration.org

March 13, 2020


To Our Farmers’ Market Family (Customers, Vendors, Farmers, Staff, Council Offices, City Agencies, Press),

We are an essential facility. As such, the locations below are OPEN. We are an essential facility because we bring healthy produce and foods directly to the consumer that is needed at this time, more than ever. With access to foods being more and more limited, across Southern California, we are here for you.  We have not been closed by the Health Dept or any other governing agencies and are working closely with them to make sure we adhere to their guidelines, state and city guidelines.

We want everyone to know that we are doing everything we can to keep everyone in our community safe and healthy.

We have made immediate changes to our markets. These changes will be in effect until further notice.

We are banning all food-sampling.
ALL vendors are to use gloves and hand washing stations or hand sanitizer.
Vendors & Patrons - Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth (especially after handling money)
Each farmer will display signs asking the public not to pick up and handle the product, to only touch what they are going to buy.
We will be suspending all performers, musicians, kids’ crafts, kids activities such as petting zoos or bouncers.
We will have signs throughout the market encouraging and reminding customers of social distancing.
We will be changing the layout of the Farmers Market to accommodate better social distancing practices.
Any vendor or customer who is sick, remain home and do not come to the Farmers Market.
Customers, remember to wash your food when you get it home.

Each of the above items are in addition to the recommendations of the California Department of Public Health.

We will be removing all seating from the Farmers’ Markets as well.  We urge everyone to refrain from shaking hands, hugging, and to keep the 6-foot recommended social distancing from your fellow Farmers Market patrons. 


We want to take a moment to remind everyone of the benefits of shopping for nutrient dense produce, fish, chicken, eggs, grass-fed meat options and other healthy food options from small family farms and vendors:

Fresh Produce rich with vitamins & nutrients essential to maintaining a healthy immune system
Low Risk, open air environment allows for social spacing of 6 feet.
Sunlight provides a powerful, natural disinfectant and exposure to Vitamin D
Food directly traveling from the farm is handled at a much lower rate than in commercial systems. Most farmers market items are harvested and packed by only a few people within 100 miles or less, Brick and mortar grocery stores often import internationally, tend to have a multitude of persons and places involved in product handling, packaging, wide distribution networks of travel, multiple transit points in international and regional hubs.
Farmers Markets are the 1st line of defense, to keeping people healthy. We should be opening more Farmers Markets, not closing them at this time.

With all this said, please see the below list of our Farmers Market that will remain open to provide the community with critical access to food during this difficult time. If you are not near one of these markets, we encourage you to find your nearest local market and support our community of farmers and vendors.

MARKETS UPDATED: 3/25/20
Sherman Oaks: Tuesdays from 3pm – 8pm 
14006 Riverside Drive Sherman Oaks CA 91324

Calabasas: Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
23504 Calabasas Road  Calabasas CA 91302

La Canada: Saturdays from 9am – 1pm
1346 Foothill Blvd. La Canada CA 91011

Downey: Saturdays from 9am – 1pm 

11039 Downey Ave.  Downey CA 90241

Brentwood: Sundays from 9am – 2pm
741 Gretna Green Way   Brentwood CA 90049

Channel Islands: Sundays from 10am – 2pm
3350 S. Harbor Blvd.  Oxnard CA 93035

Larchmont: Sundays 10 am – 2pm
209 N. Larchmont Blvd.  Los Angeles CA 90067

Melrose Place: Sundays 10am – 2pm
8400 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles CA 90069

Westlake Village: Sundays 10am  - 2pm
2797 Agoura Road   Westlake Village CA 91361

Join the Markets Specific Facebook page where we will have updates going!
https://www.facebook.com/Brentwoodfm
https://www.facebook.com/channelislandsharborfarmersmarket
https://www.facebook.com/LarchmontVillageFM
https://www.facebook.com/MelrosePlaceFM
https://www.facebook.com/PacificPalisadesFM
https://www.facebook.com/WestlakeVillageFM
https://www.facebook.com/LaCanadaFM
https://www.facebook.com/CalabasasFM
https://www.facebook.com/monroviastreetfairmarket
http://facebook.com/BankOfAmericaFM
https://www.facebook.com/LancasterFM
https://www.facebook.com/PlayaDistrictFarmersMarket
https://www.facebook.com/FigAt7thFM
https://www.facebook.com/CenturyCityFM
https://www.facebook.com/MiracleMileFarmersMarket
https://www.facebook.com/PershingSquareFM
https://www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksFM/



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COVID OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

Safe measures we have had in place and continue to upgrade.



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