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September 10, 2019

It’s true there will be some shifting.  But the Marina Farmers Market is not closing.  The craft fair is not closing.  The Sunday Marina Farmers Market and the Craft Fair are two separate organizations and we are both moving but will not be side by side, at least not f...

January 11, 2019

Here's a simple swiss chard recipe. Don't forget to pick yours up every Monday. 
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INGREDIENTS

1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, sliced

Pinch of dried crushed red pepper

1/4 teaspoon of whole coriander seeds (optional)
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January 11, 2019

Legumes contain phytic acid, which can be difficult to digest. Sprouting neutralizes the phytic acid, which means more vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by your body as they’re digested. When you sprout lentils, you’re actually starting the germination process, whi...

February 14, 2018

It's the last month of Brussels Sprouts' peak season! Although you can find them all year round at our farmers' markets, they just might not taste as delicious. Learn about this week's in season vegetable and how to make Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts! Be sure to swi...

February 13, 2018

Certified Farmers Markets must be authorized by the County Agricultural Commissioner and abide by current legislation and regulations. This ensures that when you shop at a Certified Farmers’ Market, you can shop with confidence, knowing that your market is being held t...

February 5, 2018


Shopping at the farmers market means enjoying foods at their seasonal peak! This month, anticipate the return of the amazing avocado! Learn about the fruit itself, tips and even a simple recipe that includes ingredients you can pick up at all of our farmers' markets l...

January 29, 2018

On Sunday, January 28, Chef Sean gathered local ingredients at Marina Farmers' Market to demonstrate a seasonal recipe to our customers. He picked up celery from Divine Harvest Family Farms, Yams from Munoz Farms, Pomegranate Seeds from Apple Sherrill Orchards, Arugula...

October 25, 2017

The Parks and Recreation Commission this week approved a one-year trial farmer’s market in Houghton Park in North Long Beach, which hasn’t had a farmer’s market for three years.

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Bees do more than produce delicious honey. Honey bees and native bees alike are an important part of our food system because of the role they play in pollinating agricultural crops.

Over half of the nation’s 2.66 million honey bee colonies are used to...

January 12, 2017

Friday Farmers Market, est. June 2009

As of June '09, we started offering a program to benefit disabled senior citizens in the Downtown Long Beach area. 

Here's how it works:

Anyone of the proper description - over 55 and physically disabled - may claim $3-5 worth of...

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