Every Thursday From 4-8PM.
The DSTA Farmers' Market takes place on the Spurgeon Promenade–located between 3rd and 4th Street (directly in front of the Yost Theater).
“Love, love, love the logo and can’t wait for the Farmers’ Market.”Yvonne F. – Santa Ana Resident
“I look forward to shopping at your Market.”David Cavazos – Santa Ana City Manager
“Finally a farmers’ market in OC with realistic attendance hours for patrons!”Nina V. – Via OC Weekly Facebook Page
“It's about freakin' time!”Anonymous Supporter – Yelling from car as we were putting up signs.
We are a community-oriented, chef-driven Certified Farmers’ Market.
No one has higher standards for quality produce than those that prepare food for a living. Don't be surprised when you see the same top-quality produce found at the Downtown Santa Ana Certified Farmers’ Market being served in one of our amazing downtown restaurants.
We’re sourcing only the highest quality vendors.
Wouldn't it be nice if you knew more about the food you put in your body? Well there's a good chance that the goods and produce that you'll find at the Market were grown/made by the exact same person selling it.
The Key to a healthier way of life starts with one's PERSPECTIVE.
Someone once said that Farmers' Markets can't have something for everyone (we don't believe that), but hey, it's a weekly, walkable event! Just by walking around the Market, you're already on your way to living a healthier life.
Local chefs want to show you how to cook healthier dishes!
Even if you still want to do your shopping at your regular neighborhood grocery store, we would still love for you to come out, check one of our food demos, and learn how to cook traditional dishes healthier from our amazing local chefs.
We have a genuinely awesome team…And We’re recruiting!
Meet the folks who came together because they truly believed that the local Santa Ana community deserves an amazing, family-friendly Certified Farmers’ Market!
The master of herding cats.
Dennis Lluy has been active Downtown Santa Ana community for the past 20 years. In 1994, he founded Koos Café, a nonprofit art and music based youth center that served thousands of local youth. He also assisted Don Cribb in the development of Santa Ana Artist Village, as well as served on various committees including: The Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Forum, Santa Ana Council of Arts and Culture, The Empowerment Zone, Downtown Santa Ana Business Council and Restaurant Association.
Dennis Lluy resides in Downtown Santa Ana and operates the Yost Theater. When he is not over occupied referring to himself in the third person, you may spot him with a monkey wrench and plunger deep within the bowels of Santa Ana.
Local Tastes Better!
Born and raised in Orange County, Kerri earned her Bachelor’s degree in community organizing in San Francisco and studied culinary arts locally, finding harmony when the two subjects come together. Kerri has worked in non-profit agencies, farmers’ markets, and in kitchens including three in the DTSA community–as well as having worked with James Beard award winning chefs, and studied the art of the curry in India. Kerri teaches workshops at The Ecology Center, raises chickens, and consults on edible gardens, all while running a boutique catering business “Local Tastes Better”. Kerri has spent over 10 years working and volunteering in the city of Santa Ana, including managing an amazing team to help bring the farmers’ market to life.
In Southern California, we’re blessed with a passionate group of farmers, artisanal food crafters, and creative chefs. Supporting these amazing people brings consciousness and community into the kitchen. Join us every Thursday as we sample and enjoy what our community has to offer.
“There is communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.”
Yeah, I was the kid that ate glue.
When he’s not “glued” to his computer, be it coding or designing websites, Sean loves to live a fitness-first lifestyle–though this healthy way of living wasn’t always at the top of his adult-life priorities. By the time he turned 30, BOTH of Sean’s parents were on high cholesterol AND high blood pressure medication, as well as his mom being diagnosed with diabetes.
Seeing his parents pop handfuls of pills on a daily basis was not only the push for him to start eating and living healthier, but it also guided Sean to team up with others looking to bring this health-oriented weekly healthy event to his community in Downtown Santa Ana.
“Even if you never once buy one thing at the DTSA Farmers’ Market, or you miss out on one of the many healthy programs we’ve got planned (food and cooking demos, exercise, etc.), then try to make it your goal to walk to/around the event. A healthier, happier life begins with you.”