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Mission Statement

The mission of the Palo Alto Farmers' Market is to enhance the quality of life in the Palo Alto area by:

  • Providing a variety of fresh produce and food products directly from the farmer to the consumer in accordance with California Certified Farmers' Market guidelines
  • Supporting environmentally sound and sustainable agriculture
  • Encouraging direct communication between growers and consumers
  • Providing an environment that fosters social gathering and interaction
  • Donating proceeds from the operation of the market to Avenidas, a local senior services agency
  • Description

    Palo Alto Farmers' Market has provided local growers a venue to sell their goods and interact with the community since 1981. We take pride in the long-standing relationships forged between our vendors and our residents. Our belief is that the freshest, highest quality products come from our local growers, and we happily support and respond to strong demand from our community.

    At the end of each growing season we donate our net profits to Avenidas, a non-profit agency serving mid-Peninsula seniors. We are proud to be an active force in our community and to help Avenidas further its goals.

    The Palo Alto Farmers' Market was initially set up as and still remains a California 501(c)4 non-profit public benefit corporation. We are run by a volunteer board of directors and a Market Manager.

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