What is a Farmer Market?Merriam- Webster
defines it as "a market at which local farmers sell their agricultural
products directly to consumers".
Did you also know that the first farmers' market opened in 1634 in Boston, Massachusetts, but one can trace farmers' markets back 5000 years to Egypt where farmers along the Nile would gather and sell their fresh produce. In ancient times farmers' markets served as the historical-version of grocery stores.
Farmers markets have increased in number and popularity over the years and continue to evolve into a favorite place to gather and socialize in many communities. With a maturing farmers market system, USDA is focusing its support on sustainability and encouraging market development in underserved areas – keeping new and old farmers markets thriving.
As of April 2018
, there are 13 Farmers' Markets in Ventura County, here are some of them.
Camarillo Certified Farmers'Market
The Camarillo Certified Farmers' Market is an old fashioned market, full of the freshest fruits and vegetables
and other merchandise. Click here for details.
Channel Islands Certified Farmers'Market
Each week, at the Channel Islands Certified Farmers' Market you'll find more than 30 farmers selling fresh-picked fruits, vegetables and flowers. Click here for details.
Ojai Certified Farmers'Market
The Ojai Certified Farmers' Market has been providing locally farmed produce, flowers, gourmet food, seafood and artisan products directly to the community for over 20 years. Click here for details.
Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers'Market
Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers' Market gives you a colorful venue to buy locally grown farm products such as fruits, flowers, veggies, eggs, nuts and honey! Click here for details.
Simi Valley Certified Farmers'Market
As everyone loves the taste of good food, nothing beats the satisfaction of enjoying the weekly Simi Valley Certified Farmers’ Market while partaking of the best tasty food and shopping experience. Click here for details.
Thousand Oaks Farmers'Market
Since 1991, Conejo Valley residents wanting the freshest in California produce have been going to the Thousand Oaks Farmers' Market. Click here for details.
Downtown Ventura Farmers'Market
The Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market is the original Ventura County certified farmers’ market and has been operating continuously since 1986. Click here for details.
Westlake Village Farmers'Market
Artisan Crafted Goods, Freshly Prepared Food & Local Produce Awaits! Come Discover The Westlake Village Farmers' Market! Click here for details.
Go out and support your local farmer!