Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets
22nd Annual Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair
December 7, 14, and 21 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We accept EBT and WIC
Our Thursday market is 100% organic.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, in season, all year long
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets are festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Often, musicians entertain the shoppers, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept WIC and EBT. Follow us on Twitter.
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets will be closed Thursday, November 28th and from December 22th — January 1st. The last farmers’ market of 2013 will be Saturday, December 21st. Markets will resume their normal schedule starting Thursday, January 2nd.
HOURS & LOCATIONS
Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
Thursdays 3 pm – 7 pm
Tuesdays 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays 3 pm – 7 pm
April 17 through October 30
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Sign up to receive the Farmers’ Markets newsletter.
Visit the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market Vendor Directory
to learn who sells what and when at each of our markets.
APPLY TO SELL
Interested in selling at any of the Ecology Center’s four weekly farmers’ markets? Visit our application page
to read about our policies and to apply.
Ecology Center Farmers’ Market gift certificates are the perfect present for your friends and loved ones. They never expire and are accepted by all our farmers’ market vendors. Stop by our booth and buy some today!
FREQUENT SHOPPER PROGRAM
Are you a frequent shopper at the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets? You could win an organic cotton tote bag full of produce, Ecology Center Farmers’ Market t-shirts, pint glasses, and more. Ask our staff at the farmers’ market booth about the Frequent Shopper Program.
In May of 1987, the Ecology Center opened the first Ecology Center Farmers’ Market, beginning a journey to create a viable alternative to the industrial food model. Today, our farmers’ markets constitute the heart of the community’s alternative food system. Learn more
about what makes our market unique.
Our Farmers’ Markets are Zero Waste Zones, areas in which all waste is composted or recycled, and customers and vendors make every effort to eliminate waste to landfills. We encourage shoppers to bring their own cloth bags or previously used paper and plastic bags. All vendors use compostable packaging and utensils. Farmers have compostable bags available for 25 cents per bag.
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets were the first in the US to eliminate all plastic bags and packaging from our weekly markets. Learn more about our campaign here
FARMERS' MARKET EBT PROGRAM
We always accept EBT at our farmers’ markets, and we’re working hard to make sure EBT recipients can purchase fresh produce at all farmers’ markets in California. Click here
to read more about our statewide Farmers’ Market EBT Program.