At the Market
Farm-fresh, feel-good food fills the market Saturdays 8am-1pm and Wednesday afternoons. Open year round, rain or shine, our Markets offer an array of fruits & vegetables, including certified organic produce, plus meats, chicken, fish & seafood, wine, local eggs & honey, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants & gifts. Everything sold in the market is either grown by or made by the seller. Check out our baskets, Market logo wear & postcards at the Market Shed. No dogs allowed inside the Market, except for service dogs. Leashed dogs are welcome in the rest of Central Park during Market hours.
Gift Basket Central, holiday music & gift ideas galore at the Market!
Making your list and checking it twice?
Customize a farm-fresh, feel-good gift basket that's perfect for anyone on your list. Buy 3 or more Market items and get free gift wrapping at Gift Basket Central next to the Oak Tree Deck. "The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook" (now spiral-bound & just $20, including tax) makes a great hostess gift or holiday gift for home cooks. And be sure to check out our Market shopping baskets, logo aprons, totes, mugs, t-shirts and more.
You can also order our logo items on-line for home delivery from Ink Monkey Graphics in Davis at: http://inkmonkeygraphics.com/product-category/davis-farmers-market/
And when holiday guests arrive, bring them to our world-famous farmers market for an authentically Davis experience!
Wednesday Market Hours move to 2-6 pm Nov 6
With the 2013 Picnic in the Park season over, Wednesday Market hours move to 2-6 pm through March 12, 2014. There will be no Wednesday market on December 25 or January 1.
Davis Farmers Market named "2013 Business of the Year" by Davis Chamber
The Davis Chamber of Commerce has named Davis Farmers Market as the winner of their "2013 Bill Streng Business of the Year" award. The honor is bestowed on those businesses in Davis that "exemplify qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community."
The Market is well-known as a local food mecca, a social gathering spot, and a cultural mainstay in Davis. What is less known is its significant role as an economic driver.
Combined average attendance at the Wednesday and Saturday markets exceeds 500,000 visitors annually. The market also provides a marketing, fundraising and outreach venue for more than 500 community groups each year. Even more significant is Davis Farmers Market's financial impact on the downtown area each Saturday. A Downtown Davis economic study in 2008 found that the average Saturday Market attendee spent an additional $21 in the downtown area. Market manager Randii MacNear says that amount has increased in recent years.
The Market, founded by UC Davis students in 1976 is also a great example of how research and ideas can transfer from the University to serve the greater community. "As market manager Randii MacNear points out, "Direct farm-to-consumer food sales is the sexiest research-to-jobs transfer that's ever emerged from UC Davis."
The Market will be honored at the Davis Chamber's Community Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4th at Odd Fellows Hall. To purchase tickets, visit www.davischamber.com.
Documentary about Davis Farmers Market goes public on YouTube
The 27-minute documentary about our Market–-Farmers' Markets: Love at First Bite–-is now available for viewing on YouTube.
Postcards on Sale
Eight full-color postcards are now on sale at the Market Shed during Market hours. Each postcard features people and scenes of Davis's well-loved farmers market. Postcards are 50¢ each, or $3.00 for a package of all eight designs.
Looking for another California farmers market?
Visit the California Certified Farmers Market site.