East Palo Alto
Community Farmers’ Market

THE EAST PALO ALTO COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET

is a crucial resource for ensuring affordable, healthy food access for the East Palo Alto community, while supporting local family farms.

Every week, the farmers’ market creates opportunities for direct relationships between the people of our community and those who produce our food, as well as for increased community connections via info tables from many community-serving organizations.

Visit the market every Wednesday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

at the Ravenswood Family Health Center
1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Payment

We accept cash, credit cards, Cal Fresh/EBT, FMNP WIC checks, and FMNP senior checks. Our Matching programs, Fresh Checks and Market Match, offer farmers’ market qualifying customers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5 every week ($20 each month).

 

What’s sold at the market?

Local, organic, and seasonal produce from nearby farmers.

 

Interested in selling at the market or hosting an information table?

Send us a message at isabelmedina@freshapproach.org

The East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market

is a crucial resource for ensuring affordable, healthy food access for the East Palo Alto community, while supporting local family farms. 

Every week the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market creates opportunities for stronger relationships between the people of our community, the farmers who produce our food, and community-serving organizations.

Interested in selling at the market?

Send us a message at isabelmedina@freshapproach.org

Visit the market every Wednesday
from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
at the Ravenswood Family Health Center
1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA.

View in Google Maps

Payment

We accept cash, credit cards, Cal Fresh/EBT, FMNP WIC checks, and FMNP senior checks. Our Matching programs, Fresh Checks and Market Match, offer farmers’ market qualifying customers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5 every week ($20 each month).

What’s sold at the market?

Local, organic, and seasonal produce from nearby farmers.

Tabling at the market

Fresh Approach welcomes local community organizations to table at the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. The market is a great avenue to reach East Palo Alto community members, especially Latino women and mothers with young children. It is strongly recommended that any tabling organization bring materials in Spanish as well as staff who are comfortable in Spanish.

Tabling organizations must provide services, programs, and/or resources in East Palo Alto or San Mateo County. Organizations soliciting community feedback or conducting community surveys are welcome as well. You must get explicit permission from Fresh Approach staff to attend market on a given day.

View our full list of policies and apply to table at the farmers’ market here.

Meet our Vendors
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Gallerdo’s Organic Farm

Jose Gallardo always welcomes his clients at the market with a sincere smile and he takes great pride in explaining why he produces healthy greens and berries. His father passed away because he was exposed to many chemicals while he was working in a conventional strawberry farm in Mexico. Since then, Jose has been committed to grow organically because “a child who eats a strawberry shouldn’t eat a spoon of chemicals, but just a strawberry.”

ruben ponce
Ponce Produce

Ruben Ponce grows a wide variety of vegetables used in Hispanic cooking including hot peppers, Roma tomatoes, winter and summer squashes, cilantro, beans, tomatillos, napales, and chayote. Ruben has over 20 years of farming experience, and he loves being out in the fields. “Yo soy del rancho,” he says.

castellanos farms
Castellanos Farms

The Castellanos family has been very conscious of their water usage over the past few drought-heavy years, by utilizing drip irrigation and planting cover crops. In this way, they have still been able to bring to the farmers’ market abundant and delicious fruit. Stop here for the best stone fruit, grapes, apples, pears, and pomegranates!

Nicolas from Salinas Farm at East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market
Salinas Farm

Nicolas and his wife grow a wide variety of herbs at their Hollister farm, and he brings both cut herbs and full plants to market.  A wide variety of decorative and edible plant starts, from summer squash to young plum trees, can be spotted as his stand. Depending on the season, he may also bring to market cherries, apricots, or pomegranates.

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Help us bring locally-grown produce, nutrition education,
and gardening skill-building to Bay Area communities, so everyone can enjoy access to healthy food.
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