Go hog-wild with us at Pig Day,
Sat. March 7th!
Saturday, March 7th is Davis Farmers Market's 24th Annual Pig Day, celebrating pigs, local farmers and local food.
The Market opens at 8 am, and from 9 am to 1 pm, shoppers and visitors will find baby pigs to pet, people in pig costumes to dance with, and pig-out eats to go hog-wild for at Davis Farmers Market. It's also the only event of its kind in California.
Pork and bacon eats will rule the day. Sutter Davis Hospital's Live Cooking Station will be cooking and sampling a pork fried rice made from Bledsoe pork, Massa organic brown rice and market vegetables. Davis Farmers Market food vendors will offer pig-themed eats galore. Yolo Food Bank offers a farm breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs and juice with proceeds benefiting the local community.
Kids can make FREE piggy crafts at booths sponsored by Davis Parent Nursery School, Davis Community Church Nursery School and University Covenant Nursery School.
Picnic in the Park 2015!
March 18 through October 28, 4:30-8:30 pm
Bring the whole family, shop the Farmers Market and enjoy the International Food Faire and beer and wine garden. Kids activities include Bouncing Bungalows, Rocknasium's rock-climbing wall, bicycle-powered carousel, face-painting & Dilly Dally the Clown. Live music from local bands, playing a wide variety of music including Rockabilly, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop/Rock, Surf Music, World Music, Big Band, Swing, Jazz and Dixieland. Our music is generously sponsored by:
Market's "Go Green, Feel Good" campaign reduces plastic bag use
Davis Farmers Market "Go Green, Feel Good" campaign takes a stand against plastic bags by showing shoppers a better way. The City of Davis "Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance" went into effect on July 1, banning single-use plastic bags at all retail, restaurant and city facilities. Even though the ordinance exempts plastic bags used for bulk items–produce, candy, nuts, cereals, donuts, cookies, etc.–and for meat, frozen food and potted plants, the Market is promoting and selling resuable produce bags to promote shopping without using plastic bags whenever you can.
Shoppers can purchase the bags in packages of three (three bags for $3) at the Market Shed at the Wednesday and Saturday Markets until supplies run out.
Want to know how to shop the Market without using plastic bags? Here's how. Thanks to Diane Parro for hosting our video!
Documentary about Davis Farmers Market goes public on YouTube
The 27-minute documentary about our Market–-–-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.
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