The farmers market season begins in August or September, depending on the market, and extends through the spring sellout, which in 2012 and 2013 was in March. The family attends markets throughout Los Angeles County as well as in Irvine and Palm Springs.
Available at Bautista farmers market stands are 1 lb packages of all available varieties and 4 lb firm-pack bags of some varieties. All of these are seed-intact fresh raw dates. In addition to seed-intact dates, the Bautista Family offers a small amount of dates that have been de-seeded by hand.
Can I place an order for pickup? Yes! To place a large order (6 lbs or more) or other special order for pickup at a Southern California Farmers Market or at the Date Ranch, please contact the Bautista Family.
Can I pay with EBT / food stamps? Yes, at every farmers market! You can use your EBT card at the market management stand to purchase tokens/scrip.
Please call or email in advance if you would like to confirm availability of Bautista Family Organic Dates on a specific date/market.
- Santa MonicaWednesdays 8:30-1:30, Arizona Ave & 2nd St
Saturdays 8-1, Virginia Park, 2200 Virginia Ave
(Cloverfield & Pico)
Sundays 9:30-1, 2640 Main St
- Hollywood Sundays 8-1, Ivar Ave & Selmar Ave
- Beverly Hills Sundays 9-1, 9300 Civic Center Dr
Saturdays 8-1, Charles H. Wilson Park,
2200 Crenshaw Blvd (between Sepulveda & Carson)
- Long Beach SoutheastSundays 9-2, Alamitos Bay Marina,
E Marina Dr at N Studebaker Rd
Every Other* Saturday 8-noon, Irvine Center,
Corner of Bridge & Campus (across from UC Irvine)
*Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 3, Jan. 17, etc.
- Palm Springs Every Other Saturday 8-12:30, 2300 E Baristo Rd,
Adjacent to the Camelot Theater