Of the five markets in the Santa Cruz County Farmers Market family – which include the Westside, Live Oak, Scotts Valley and Felton Markets – the Downtown Market is the oldest sibling, having been born as Santa Cruz was recovering from the 1989 earthquake. Then, as now, the community has roundly evinced its ongoing support of the SCCFM's mission and its promotion of local business.
The market represents the best in local organic produce, nuts, dried fruit, honey, dates, nursery starts, potted plants, avocados, central valley fruit, central coast organic strawberries, organic fresh cut flowers, pasture raised meats and eggs, artisan food vendors, cook-to-order cuisine, specialty bakeries, coffee vendors, artisan tofu and soy producers, amazing sorbets, raw-vegan foods and more. A cornucopia of stimulus…..the Santa Cruz market is an experience not to miss!
The Market currently occupies the space behind the Toadal Fitness building on the corner of Lincoln and Cedar Streets and will grow to include the space behind the University Town Center, up to Cathcart Street. It takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.