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Now open every Friday
The cozy outdoor market takes place each Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. along a charming block of San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets.
The market, featuring the fresh produce of more than 30 California-based growers, is produced in conjunction with Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, celebrating its 25th year in 2013.
This coming celebratory year, PCFMA’s markets will be filled with a variety of exciting events. There will be a special photo exhibition featuring the farmers who work so hard to bring fresh local produce to market. There will be a timeline banner on view, showing the growth of the fresh and sustainable food to table movement and PCFMA’s part in it over the last 25 years. Special anniversary activities will include free cake, kids’ activities and arts and crafts, an appearance by Mr. Carrot at each market, cooking demonstrations with the Cookin’ the Market chefs, fun promotional giveaways like recycled bags, pens, or mugs, lots of enter to win contests, and a very special contest to win $2,500!! Visit pcfma.com/2500 for contest rules and requirements.
Call (800) 949-FARM for more information.
This is a Zero Waste Event
With the help of a Green Grant from the sustainable event planning, our vendors use bio-degradable bags and compostable serving ware. All waste is sorted with a majority diverted to compost or recyclable bins. Do your part – shop with re- usable bags.
San Jose Downtown Association has partnered withNothing Wasted Consulting and City of San Jose Environmental Services Department to add sustainable waste management best practices to the Farmers’ Market. With the assistance of the city’s Green Event Grant, our goal for 2012 is to divert 75 percent of event waste from landfill.
PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO MAKE THE FARMERS’ MARKET CLEAN AND GREEN
Locate the containers and place:
- GREEN “COMPOSTABLE” CONTAINERS: food scraps, paper food ware (such as plates, bowls, cups, napkins), and utensils;
- BLUE “RECYCLABLES” CONTAINERS: plastic bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, and aluminum foil;
Contact Nothing Wasted Consulting for more info.
A special message from Kaiser Permanente:
Kaiser Permanente is committed to the health of their members as well as the communites in which they live. Healthy eating and active living is at the core of their efforts around prevention and wellness. Kaiser Permanente has had a long-standing partnership with the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, hosting two markets on the KP-San Jose campus this year. Kaiser Permanente is excited to be presenting sponsor of the Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market.
Being Healthy Pays
Ride your bike to the market and get $1 in free Carrot Cash (spend it like cash at produce vendors) by showing your bike or helmet at the info table.
Calling all Merchants! SJDA would like to offer non-profit organizations and downtown businesses an opportunity to promote your business, association or organization through the Merchant at the Market program.
Calling all Artists! We are recruiting artisans and craft vendors for the market.
Non-Ag Food Vendor Application
If you would like to sell food or samples at the San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market in San Pedro Square, please download the Non-Ag Vendor Application on the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association website. Be sure that they know you’re interested in the San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market by adding your check next to us.
June 16: Green Day at the Market:
ECO MONSTER on site with easy, make-it-yourself eco products out of re-useable/re-purposed materials
Re-useable produce bag giveaway (first 25 starting at Noon)
June 21: Green Day at the MarketMarket basket giveaway of fresh, seasonal produce – register to win at the info table
June 28: Red White and Blue Day (Strawberry Shortcake giveaway) (PCFMA to provide fruit and help set up prep area/handwash station, etc.; but SJDA to execute serving via sample booth.
VTA rider promotion – receive $1 in carrot cash when you show your VTA pass all season long at SJDA info table
Bike to the market – receive $1 in carrot cash when you show your bike helmet or bike at SJDA info table
FMKT Frequent Shopper Cards –Prizes will be awarded as you reach 7, 14, and 21 visits. After 21 visits, your card will get entered into the year-end drawing for a grand prize (theatre and dining package in downtown).
SJSU students and faculty Promotion – get $1 in free carrot cash when they show their valid SJSU I.D. at the info table all season long.
All 3rd Fridays are “Green Days” at the market – learn eco tips from green-friendly vendors and also pick up a re-useable produce bag (1st 25 people who come to the info table starting at Noon -‘til supplies are gone).
Be sure to check back for more updates
Check in at the SJDA information table for promotion details, parking validations and Carrot Cash. Some promotions may be limited. Parking programs and fees are subject to change.
Melon Eating Contest – Coming in August
Who can eat the most melon in a minute? A must-see for the messy.
Before you come downtown, visit sjdowntownparking.com to keep your drive stress-free.
Free two-hour parking validations available at the market info table good at lots and garages marked Pv
Here’s how North San Jose employees can enjoy the Farmers’ Market on just a 90 minute lunch break by taking the light rail:
VTA’s Alum Rock-Santa Teresa Line
$2 single ride covers any direction for two hours.
Show your VTA pass at the info table for $1 Carrot Cash coupons (spend it like cash at produce vendors)
Tasman 11:57 and 12:12
Metro/Airport 12:07 and 12:22
Santa Clara St. 12:20 and 12:35
Ride time to Market: 15-20 minutes
Less than a 5 minute walk from St. James or Santa Clara light rail stations to Farmers’ Market
Santa Clara St. 12:49 and 1:04
Metro/Airport 1:01 and 1:16
Tasman 1:11 and 1:26
Less than a 5 minute walk from Farmers’ Market to St. James or Santa Clara light rail stations.
Ride time back: 15-20 minutes
Time spent at the Farmers’ Market/lunch: 40-50 minutes
Thanks to our sponsors:
(click logo to visit sponsor web site)