Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl?

When: Back to Calendar May 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – May 27, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Various
Cost: Various
Contact: Laura Avery
310-458-8712 X 6.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market Events:  What’s In Your Bowl?


 Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets will each host one special food bowl event in May to highlight the seasonal abundance of California’s best produce

SANTA MONICA, CA — This May, the Los Angeles Times will launch the first annual Food Bowl. This month-long festival will celebrate the city’s dynamic and influential food scene.  Centered in Los Angeles, the festival will bring together the best in local dining experiences while promoting social awareness about food waste and hunger. L.A.’s largest culinary event to date, Food Bowl will include special programs with internationally renowned chefs during rare U.S. appearances, including Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul; Fergus Henderson, chef and founder of St. John in London; Rosio Sánchez, chef-owner of Hija de Sánchez in Copenhagen; and Magnus Nilsson, chef at Fäviken in Sweden, with more to be announced.

To celebrate the Santa Monica Farmers Markets will host a series of chef demos featuring recipes of farmers market produce deliciously prepared and presented in a bowl.  And in recognition of the start of the California cherry season, all bowls will be prepared with a cherry on top!



Wednesday May 3rd at the Wednesday Farmers Market:  GRAIN BOWLS: Join Chef John Pitblado of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica for a lesson on how to cook whole grains, breakfast grain bowls, grain salads and condiments using heritage grains grown in California.  The California Grain Campaign and the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project are helping farmers to plant, harvest, store and process traditional grains such as wheat, rye, buckwheat and spelt.     

Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade
Market Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday May 20th at the Saturday Downtown Market:  POKE BOWLS:  Join Chef Gill Boyd of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica, and Cape Seafood and Provisions, a local dock-to-dish seafood company sourcing sustainable California coastal fish, who will demonstrate methods of creating traditional Poke bowls using fish from small boat fishermen.      

Location:   300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday May 21st at the Sunday Main Street Market:  SOUP BOWLS:  Think of a cool gazpacho made with the season’s first apricots, mixed into a refreshing taste of summer.  Chef Kim Vu of Vucacious Catering will walk you through methods of preparing delicious concoctions in a bowl that redefine the concept of “soup.”

Location: 2640 Main Street at Ocean Park Blvd.
Market Hours 8:30 am – 1:30 pm


Saturday May 27th at the Virginia Avenue Park Market:  FRUIT BOWLS: Farmers have a lot to celebrate this year with the historic rains that reminded us of nature’s beneficence.  Late May is when California’s stone fruit gets into full swing.  Join Clemence Gossett of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica as she shows you how to cut, macerate and season tree ripe fruit into salads and bowls. Veggies included!

Location: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm



For more info, contact Laura Avery at or 310-458-8712 X 6.  Learn more about the Santa Monica Farmers Markets at


Susan Haymer
360 Degree Communications

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