The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets are 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, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept WIC and EBT.
Hours and Locations:
Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way
Shattuck Avenue @ Vine Street
Adeline Street and 63rd Street
BFM Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As an essential service, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets REMAIN OPEN, providing fresh, healthy food for the community. We are actively making operational changes to protect customers, farmers, and staff, and to mitigate the spread of disease. See our Social Distancing Protocols on this page.
Always stay home if you are sick. Visit the Berkeley Mutual Aid website if you need help with shopping. Follow this link to learn which of our vendors provide CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes and pre-orders.
If you have a disability that prevents you from waiting in line at the farmers’ market, please pop by the info booth for an Accessibility Fast Pass, or contact email@example.com.
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WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! We need volunteers to make every market happen. If you are healthy, not in the high risk category, and not living with high risk people, please consider volunteering at our three weekly farmers’ markets. See details on opportunities and submit application here.
PLEASE DONATE! Your contributions make the farmers’ market possible. Type “farmers’ market” in the Notes so we know it’s for the farmers’ market program. Donate today.
MARKET UPDATE: Berkeley Farmers’ Market Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Face Coverings Required as of April 22nd.
The City of Berkeley is now requiring that everyone over 12 years old must wear a face covering when out doing essential tasks in specific settings, including while waiting in line and shopping at the farmers’ markets/grocery stores. This includes staff, vendors, and customers. Customers will not be allowed to enter the market if they are not wearing a face covering.
There are limited exceptions to the requirement for people who have physical disabilities that prevent wearing a face covering, are not able to take a face covering off without help, or who have documentation from a medical professional saying they should not wear one.
You can read the City of Berkeley Mandate HERE
To read more important updates, click here: Berkeley Farmers’Markets’ Response to COVID-19.
We hope at this time of uncertainty that the farmers’ market can remain a pillar for community health and greater transparency in the food system.
Sincerely, The Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Markets
Check out Romaine calm and shop on: A Guide to Berkeley’s Farmers’ Markets from The Daily Californian for a rich description of each of our three Berkeley Farmers’ Markets.
Mailing Address: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
2020 Holiday Schedule
We will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Closed: Thursday, November 26th
Last market of the year: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Closed: Thursday, December 24th – Thursday, December 31st, 2020
First market of the new year: Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
SHOP WITH CALFRESH EBT AT THE FARMERS' MARKETS
We always accept CalFresh EBT at our farmers’ markets. Customers who are currently enrolled in CalFresh can also receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 at any of the Ecology Center farmers’ markets with Market Match. Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which matches customers’ federal nutrition assistance benefits, like CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps), at farmers’ markets. When people use their benefits at farmers’ markets, Market Match provides matching funds so that they can buy even more fruits and vegetables. For example, a shopper who wishes to spend $10 of CalFresh benefits at the farmers’ markets gets an extra $10 to spend on fresh produce. For more information, visit the farmers’ market information booth and ask about CalFresh and Market Match.
The Ecology Center also works to make sure EBT recipients can purchase fresh produce at all farmers’ markets in California, and works with partners statewide to offer Market Match. Click here to read more about our statewide Farmers’ Market EBT Program. Click here to read more about the statewide Market Match program.
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