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The Camarillo Farmers Market Difference

Not all Farmers Markets are the same! When you shop at the Camarillo Farmers Market, you support local farmers and artisans and helping local residents.

The Camarillo Farmers Market is entirely managed and run by volunteers! Everything — including coordinating the vendors you see each week, setting up, and managing the market office — is done by volunteers.

As a California Certified Farmers Markets (CFM), the Camarillo Farmers Market is a step above other farmers markets. A CFM is a place where farmers sell their own crops directly to the public. Before a farmer can sell their products at a Certified Farmers Market, the County Agricultural Commissioner inspects the farm to make sure they grow the crop they sell. All food vendors are certified by the Ventura County Environmental Health Department

In addition to the freshest fruits and vegetables, you’ll find artisan bread, home-kitchen baked goods, dried fruit, local honey, jams, jellies & preserves, organic eggs, fresh flowers & live garden plants, hummus & yogurt, sauces & salsa, fresh local seafood, microgreens, nuts, sausages, and tamales.

Each week the market features jewelry, artwork, and gift items from local creators.

Talented musicians donate their time and talent each week to enhance your shopping experience.

In August 1990, the Camarillo City Council approved plans for a Camarillo Certified Farmers Market.

It was located in the parking lot of the Senior Nutrition Center on Ventura Boulevard and it was to be sponsored jointly by Camarillo Hospice and the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary — 3.5% of the gross proceeds each week were shared by the two nonprofit agencies.

On Saturday, March 2, 1991, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the Camarillo Certified Farmers Market.

In 2018, the Camarillo Certified Farmers Market topped the $1 million mark in money raised (7% of gross sales donated by farmers and 10% of gross sales by non-farmers) to support free grief and bereavement counseling to individuals and their families right here in Ventura County.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a vendor or volunteer at the market?

Please click the Join the Market page to download forms and applications to be submitted to market management.

How do I know what vendors will be at the market?

While both agricultural and food vendors are relatively consistent, our craft vendors change regularly. All vendors can be found on the Vendor page of our website. To stay updated on new vendors each week, visit our website or subscribe to our weekly enewsletter.

Are pets allowed into the market?

No. The State Health Department does not allow pets into the market. Service dogs, with proper licensing, are the only exception.

Can I use my credit or debit card at the market?

Yes. Some vendors have card readers.

Does the market offer special events?

The market has special events every few months. To stay updated on new events, subscribe to our email newsletter and refer to our homepage.

I lost something at the market. Who do I contact?

Can I order ahead or make a special request?

Yes, most of our vendors accept pre-orders and special requests. Their contact information is on our website and in the weekly enewsletter.

Do I need to bring my own bag?

While all vendors have plastic bags for purchase, we encourage you to bring your own eco-friendly shopping bags.

Who do I contact about playing music at the market?

Contact our market manager, Ruff Smith to inquire about joining our music schedule at the market.

Does the market have an ATM?

No, there are no ATMs on site.

Is the market open year-round?

The market is open all year, weather permitting, except for two days; weekend of the Camarillo Fiesta (third Saturday in July) and the Saturday after Christmas.

Are there bathrooms available at the market?

Yes. We have on site bathrooms for market visitors.

Is there parking?

Yes, we have a parking lot available as well as street parking along Ventura Boulevard. Handicap parking spaces are available.