Holiday fun begins!
Saturday's Farmers Market is going to be fun! Seasonal produce from our farmers is plentiful, there will be lots of yummy baked goods for holiday get-togethers, and our crafters will be out in force, so you should be able find some perfect gifts, and get them wrapped for free at Gift Basket Central. With playgrounds and other fun for the kids, holiday music by Pam Tom, Peter Franklin at the shed and Davis Chorale & Childrens Carolers at the Oak Tree, there's something for everyone in the family. Central Park, 8 am - 1 pm. See you there!
Revised Davis Farmers Market Cookbook
Get inspired to do seasonal cooking! The revised edition of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook is now available for purchase for $29, including tax. Author Ann Evans will be at the Market on Saturday, 12/10 10am-1pm to sign your copies. It's full of delicious seasonal recipes using ingredients from our vendors/producers and makes a great gift.
Read the article about the cookbook in the Sacramento Bee here;
Second generation at Davis Farmers Market
The Barsotti-Barnes Family is one of the four farm families–Capay Organic–that founded the market in 1976. They still sell at the Davis Farmers Market today and also operate a successful statewide CSA program. (photo by Craig Lee)
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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