At the Market


Farm-fresh, feel-good food fills the market Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons/eves. Open year-round, rain or shine, our markets offer an array of fruits and vegetables, including certified organic produce, plus meats, chicken, seafood, wine, local eggs and honey, fresh-baked goods, flowers, plants and gifts. Everything sold in the market is either grown by or made by the seller. Check out our baskets, Market logo wear and postcards at the Market Shed. No animals allowed where food is sold, except certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are welcome in the rest of Central Park.

Market  featured July 19 on ABC 10

Sac & Co July 19, 2018

Did you see Market Manager Randii MacNear on Channel 10 on July 19? Here's the recipe she made with Sac & Co. host Melissa Paul, featuring products from the Davis Farmers Market.

Davis Farmers Market Peach Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 peaches, peeled and frozen (Place slices on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet and freeze overnight)
  • 1-2 tablespoons smooth almond butter, stirred (We suggest Massa Organics)
  • 3/4 cup honey vanilla almond milk (We used Beber Fresh Honey Vanilla Almondmilk)
  • 1/4 cup kefir cheese (We used Apricot flavor California Kefir Cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company)
  • Honey to taste (We used PURE Honey’s orange blossom raw, all-natural honey)
  • Pinch of salt 

Directions: Blend until smooth. Adjust ingredients for desired thickness and sweetness. Makes 2.

Peach Almond Smoothie Bowl

Follow instructions above. Serve in bowl and add toppings.

Toppings for smoothie bowl:

  • Fresh peach slices
  • Fresh berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries
  • Roasted almonds, sliced or chopped (We used Massa Organics)
  • Granola (We used Flour Chylde Bakery’s gluten- and dairy-free Golden Granola)
  • Drizzle with honey (We used PURE Honey’s raw, all-natural honey, orange blossom variety)
  • Sprinkle with coarse salt

 

Cherry on top!

Steve Smit and daughter Nicole

Craig Lee/Courtesy photo

Steve Smit and daughter Nicole of Mt. Moriah Farms are among our longtime cherry sellers. On April 23, American Express’ Departures Magazine named the Davis Farmers Market one of the Best Farmers Markets in America – the only one listed in California. Come see why our farmers market is the cherry on top. We're open Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to sunset and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Picnic in the Park: March 14-Oct. 24

Patrons enjoy the Davis Farmers Market's Picnic in the Park mid-March through October.

Craig Lee/Courtesy photo

At Picnic in the Park, visitors can shop the farmers market, buy dinner at the food faire, visit Soroptimist International of Davis’ beer and wine garden, and entertain youngsters. Children’s entertainment includes the bicycle-powered carousel, two playgrounds, bounce houses, face painting, pony rides by Greenich’s Acres and balloon creations by Dilly Dally the Clown. For seven years straight, Davis Enterprise readers have voted the market as the best place in Yolo County to take an out-of-towner. 

Read the full story with music lineup here.

Citrus season is ripe

Citrus season


Citrus is at its peak. We have mandarins, many orange varieties, grapefruit, lemons and more. Take your pick, Saturdays, 8-1 and Wednesdays, 2-6 in Central Park.

Free baskets and wrapping in December

The Davis Farmers Market turns into Gift Basket Central on Saturdays in December, offering free baskets and wrapping of market items.On Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, shoppers can assemble custom gift baskets, wrapped for free at the market’s Gift Basket Central station, near the large oak tree. The service is available to anyone who purchases three or more Davis Farmers Market items. Local bands and carolers perform at every Saturday market, adding to the festive theme.

 

The Davis Farmers Market turns into Gift Basket Central on Saturdays in December, offering free baskets and wrapping of market items. On Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, shoppers can assemble custom gift baskets, wrapped for free at the market’s Gift Basket Central station, near the large oak tree. The service is available to anyone who purchases three or more Davis Farmers Market items. Local bands and carolers perform at every Saturday market, adding to the festive theme.

 

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Download Ann Evans' Thanksgiving recipes

Ann M. Evans creates a “Thanksgiving to Remember” in her Davis Farmers Market Cookbook, Revised Edition. The menu is appropriate for any time in the late fall but was especially put together for Thanksgiving. The recipes draw on fresh produce available at the Davis Farmers Market. Each menu includes an appetizer or two, a main dish, a side dish, and a dessert. Download the pdf .

Over 40 Years and STILL going strong!

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Did you see us in the Davis Enterprise?  Check out the article here!

 

Revised Davis Farmers Market Cookbook

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Get inspired to do seasonal cooking! The revised edition of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook is now available for purchase for $29, including tax. It's full of delicious seasonal recipes using ingredients from our vendors/producers.

Read the article about the cookbook in the Sacramento Bee here;

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/recipes/article110820837.html

Second generation at Davis Farmers Market

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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)

http://www.davisenterprise.com/features/food-and-drink/second-generation-thrives-at-davis-farmers-market/

Market's "Go Green, Feel Good" campaign reduces plastic bag use

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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–-Farmers' Markets: Love at First Bite–-is now available for viewing on YouTube.

Postcards on Sale

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.

Market Hours

CENTRAL PARK
301 C St.
Map and directions

Saturdays:
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine!

Wednesdays:
4:30 to sunset, mid-March through October, Picnic in the Park market (during daylight saving)

3-6 p.m., November through early March

 

UC DAVIS FARMERS MARKET
Quad, across from the Coffeehouse

Wednesdays:
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., fall and spring quarters, April through early June, and October through early November.
UC Davis market link

 

SUTTER DAVIS HOSPITAL FARMERS MARKET
2000 Sutter Place, Davis

Thursdays:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October
Sutter Davis Hospital market link

 

 


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