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.
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Hours and Locations:
Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way
Shattuck Avenue @ Vine Street
Adeline Street and 63rd Street
Pick Up A Farm Box!
Ecology Center’s Youth Environmental Academy (YEA) operates a weekly Farm Box Curbside Pickup program at the Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market. This program provides access to fresh, wholesome food during the pandemic, supports our local food system, and provides employment for local youth. The Farm Box contents are sourced directly from the Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Click here to Order Your Farm Box.
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.
READ MORE about the Berkeley Farmers’Markets’ Response to COVID-19.
Mailing Address: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
2021 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
2021 Holiday Schedule
Thursday, November 25th
Saturday, December 25th
Tuesday, December 28th
Thursday, December 30th
Saturday, January 1st
The last market of the year will be December 23rd, 2021. Markets will resume a normal schedule on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.
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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