"In this society today, sometimes it's hard to make regular meals, healthy meals, a part of everyone's existence...And this is one of the reasons why I'm so supportive of farmers' markets. For those of us who are battling the time crunch and those of us [to] whom access to fresh food is an issue in our neighborhoods, farmers' markets are a really important, valuable resource that we have to support." ~First Lady Michelle Obama
Ecology Center Farmers' Markets
The Ecology Center Farmers' Markets accept EBT, WIC. and Senior Nutrition coupons.
Adeline Street and 63rd Street
Tuesdays 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Solano Avenue at San Pablo Ave.
Wednesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Shattuck Avenue at Rose Street
Thursdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Freedom Farmers Market
Freedom Farm Market
@ Brother's Kitchen
3000 San Pablo Ave.
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Would you like to volunteer at the Freedom Farm Stand?
Call Farms to Grow at (510) 379-8600.
Oakland Farms-to-Schools Network
Oakland Farms-to-Schools Network, OUSD,
900 High Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Each week Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets are held after school, on school sites. Parents, children and volunteers sell fresh, pesticide-free produce, honey, eggs and other food items that are bought from local farmers. Nutrition info and recipes are available. There are tastings and periodic cooking demos as well.
Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets are open to the public. EBT is accepted.
Students can participate in the The Student Buyer Card Program at their school farmer's market. Through this program students are able to buy or receive nutritious food, in an effort to encourage healthy eating. (Teachers help facilitate The Student Buyer Card Program.)
There is also a Oakland Fresh Market-to-Classroom Lesson Toolkit available for teachers via Oakland Farms-to-Schools Network. The food gathered when visiting school's farmer's markets, can be used when teaching science, math and language arts concepts.
Phat Beets Farmers Markets
Phat Beets has a handful of farmers market sites that sell fresh produce.
Phat Beets accepts EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps and WIC.
North Oakland Stanford and Lowell
942 Stanford Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
North Oakland Children’s Hospital
747 52nd Ave.
Tuesdays 2-7 p.m,
Saint Martin de Porres Community Produce Stand
675 41st Street
Wednesdays 2-5:30 p.m. (September-June)
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
If you receive SNAP, (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), benefits, check out your local farmers' markets. Many farmers' markets now accept SNAP/CalFresh.
If you are a Farmers' Market Director or Manager that would like to accept SNAP benefits, follow the first link below to apply for authorization. The second link is a how-to handbook on accepting SNAP benefits at farmers' markets.
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) ensures WIC participants are able to purchase fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs at farmers' markets. Infants 4 months and up, children until age 5 and women are eligible for the FMNP.
There is also a program for low income seniors called the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, SFMNP. Follow the link below for further information on SFMNP.