Looking for fresh produce in Ventura County? "Lettuce" help you! There are over 15 farmers' markets in and around Ventura County throughout each week, not to mention another dozen or so stores and Community Supported Agriculture programs that sell organic produce.
Times, dates and places subject to change. Let us know of any updates!
FARMERS' MARKETS (In "day of the week" order)
VENTURA: Thursdays 3pm to 7pm at Ventura Community Park, 901 South Kimball Road (previously located at Ventura Moose Lodge) Visit the East Ventura FM website at theharvestgathering.vpweb.com for more info.
MOORPARK: Fridays 2 pm to 7 pm at Miller Parkway and Los Angeles Avenue (Village at Moorpark Shopping Center - Petco and Staples parking lot) (805) 290-5670
NEWBURY PARK: Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm at the Newbury Park Library parking lot (Borchard Road and Michael Drive)
LOCAL STORES WITH FRESH PRODUCE:
Underwood Family Farms Market in Moorpark (3370 Sunset Valley Road) has farm fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pickled produce, honey, nuts, juices, dried beans, farm fresh eggs and fresh cut flowers. Moorpark location is usually closed from late December through February. Open 9am to 6pm March to November and weekends in December (5pm after DST). Call 805.529.3690.
McGrath Family Farm in Camarillo (505 North Wood Road) is open March through December 9am to pm and offers organic fruits, flowers and vegetables. Freeway convenient off the Central Avenue offramp of the 101. Call 805.983.0333.
Sprouts Farmers Market (600 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks) is at the corner of Lynn/Hillcrest adjacent to the Oaks Mall. This grocery store sells local farm fresh produce as well as a full range of other natural grocery items as well as a deli, baked goods, etc. Hours 7am to 10pm. Call 805.716.4373.
Whole Foods Market (740 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks) sells natural foods, organic fresh produce, full grocery, prepared foods, etc. Call 805.777.4730. Open 8am to 10pm 7 days a week. Another Whole Foods is coming to Riverpark in Oxnard in Summer 2013.
Maddy's Market in Calabasas closed its doors on March 1, 2013.
A & F Country Market is at 4550 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura. From Thousand Oaks, take Victoria offramp from 101 south to Olivas Park and make a right. Store is on your left. Nice stop on your way to/from the Olivas Adobe and Ventura Harbor Village. Phone is 805.644.5470.
CSA (COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE) AND LOCAL DELIVERY PROGRAMS
Farmer Fresh to You local organic produce delivery throughout Ventura County. Call 805.469.7604.
California Harvest Local Delivery local produce delivery. Call 818.317.0204.
Local Harvest Delivery is based in Santa Barbara and delivers harvest boxes to homes as far as Ventura and Ojai.
Farmers' Market Websites:
Farm Bureau of Ventura County: www.farmbureauvc.com/consumers.html
California-Grown Certified Farmers Markets: www.cafarmersmarkets.com
Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets: www.vccfarmersmarkets.com
Coastal Pacific Farmers Markets: http://coastalpacificfm.com