5 Farmers Markets You Should Visit In Our Region

As America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento definitely has it’s share of incredible Farmer’s Markets to visit. With delicious foods, colorful displays of fresh produce, aromatic florals and unique hand-crafted goods it can be difficult to choose which market to visit. Well, we’ve eliminated some of the guess work by providing you with our selection for the top five Farmer’s Markets in the Sacramento area.

  1. Sacramento Central Farmer’s Market

Conveniently located beneath the Freeway of 8th and W this market is open Sundays year-round from 8 am till noon.  With over 125 vendors it is one of the largest in the area and offers an incredible array of fresh produce, fish, meats, oils, nuts and other unique delicacies you won’t find anywhere else! You’ll also want to check out the coffee and pastry area – a great way to kickstart the day as you make the rounds.  Be sure to get there early because it’s typically packed by 9 am.  8th and W Streets, Sacramento www.california-grown.com

  1. Davis Farmers’ Market

This local market is open Saturday’s year – round between 8am and 1 pm, and then adds “Picnic in the Park” every Wednesday evening from mid-March through mid-October.  In addition to the wide-variety of certified organic produce, meats, wine, local eggs and the “Picnic in the Park” features live music, a beer and wine garden and international food fair.  Bring the kids along too, they can enjoy the bicycle-powered carousel, face-painting and bounce houses! Central Park. 4th and C Streets, Davis www.davisfarmersmarket.org

  1. Historic Folsom Farmer’s Market

Although not as large as some of the others on our list, the Folsom Farmer’s Market is not to be missed. With it’s quaint location, around the historic railroad turntable and public plaza in Historic Folsom, you can easily spend a fun Saturday touring the unique shops and restaurants in the area. The market itself features fresh local produce, eggs, baked-goods and several unique hand-crafted goods. The best part is the friendly atmosphere and vibe set by the live music. The market is open Saturdays, year-round from 8 am – 1pm. 915 Sutter St. Folsom. www.historicfolsom.org

  1. Midtown Sacramento Farmers’ Market

Grab your bike and ride over to the Midtown Sacramento Farmer’s Market and take advantage of their free bike valet service. While there you will enjoy a bounty of prepared foods, teas, coffees as well as numerous locally-grown produce stands, flowers and crafts. Located under of beautiful canopy of big shady trees, the market offers other activities such as cooking demonstrations and child-friendly farm tours. Visit year-round on Saturdays between 8 am and 1 pm. 20th Street between K and J www.midtownfarmersmarketsac.com

  1. El Dorado County Certified Farmers Market Association

This is not just one market but five!  The El Dorado County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (EDCCFMA) is incorporated as a non-profit, participates in the California Certified Farmers’ Markets and is dedicated to the farmers in El Dorado County. To that end, EDCCFMA has created five markets in El Dorado County…Friday and Saturday in Placerville, Sunday in El Dorado Hills at Town Center, Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe, Wednesday in Cameron Park.  At all those markets local, just picked produce is sold by the farmers which is nutritionally superior unlike store produce which was picked days ago and miles away.  At the same time, you can meet the farmers and learn about their dedication to growing and harvesting, their farming practices and special preparation suggestions…and therefore a friendship is formed.  You will learn what will be harvested soon and make plans and swap recipes with your community neighbors.  http://eldoradofarmersmarket.com/

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