Davis Farmers Market
Year-round at Central Park in downtown Davis, thousands gather each week to shop for what is grown, raised, and made locally at our markets. We are dedicated to bringing farmers right to your table, so we stay open rain or shine.

Walk rows of stalls lined with an array of fruits and vegetables, including certified organic produce, choice meats, chicken, seafood, wine, local eggs and honey. Choose from a variety of fresh-baked goods, plants, flowers and gifts. In the evenings, enjoy live local music, beer and wine, or a meal from one of our many food stands, made from market ingredients.

At the Market

Welcome to “At the Market,” where I post regularly about produce highlights, vendor stories and market surprises.

March 19: We continue to follow standards from the state and county health departments, which are updated almost daily. We remain open Wednesdays from 3-6 and Saturdays from 8-1.

Certified Farmers Markets are an essential part of the community’s food security. Even under Yolo County’s “secure in place” measures, our market is exempt. I am proud to say we are ahead of this advisory with pre-bagging. And I am encouraging diversified farms to put together CSA-like pre-packed boxes for grab-and-go options at our market.

The California Department of Public Health’s guidance said, “The CDC, FDA and CDPH are not aware of any reports at this time that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging.”

Below are the guidelines for Certified Farmers’ Markets that we are following:

  • Space booths accordingly to increase social distancing among patrons in line and walking about the market.
  • Ensure that social distancing of six feet per person for non-family members is maintained and make clear that family members can participate in activities together, stand in line together, etc.
  • Limit the number of customers at any given time as necessary to reduce outdoor/indoor crowding and lines to meet social distancing guidance.
  • Increase cleaning and sanitizing frequency of restroom and other high contact areas.
  • Train employees on best hygiene practices including washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Offer additional hand washing or sanitizing stations throughout the venue.
  • Eliminate events/marketing that target individuals that the CDPH has identified as higher risk of serious illness for COVID-19.
  • Encourage activities such as pre-bagging to expedite purchasing.
  • Suspend sampling activities.
  • Increase frequency of cleaning of tables, payment devices and other surfaces.
  • Eliminate non-essential/non-related services, such as bands or other entertainment. (I have canceled crafters, face painting and the clown as well.)
  • At the end of the market, continue to utilize local food recovery systems to feed/donate extra products to populations in need.
  • Continue accepting EBT payment (food benefit cards for those in need).

– Randii MacNear, Davis Farmers Market executive director

Market News

Picnic in the Park postponed until May 13

Picnic in the Park postponed until May 13

The Davis Farmers Market announced Monday it will delay the start of Picnic in the Park until at least May 13. The decision to postpone the extended Wednesday evening hours is prompted by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation on Sunday to eliminate public gatherings of...

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Market continues, adds precautions

Market continues, adds precautions

The Davis Farmers Market continues its regular schedule while taking additional precautions in light of COVID-19 concerns. The market added a third hand-washing station, and remains vigilant about cleaning all surfaces and vendor tablecloths. Sellers stay home if they...

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Picnic in the Park starts April 1

Picnic in the Park starts April 1

DAVIS – Farmers Market goers will have to wait until April 1 for the start of Picnic in the Park. The popular Wednesday evening event previously coincided with daylight saving time. However, the changing climate in recent years meant some growers’ produce wasn’t ready...

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Interested in selling your farm’s products, packaged goods or dinner at Picnic in the Park? Are you a crafter, musician or community activist? We have an app(lication) for that!

 

Market Hours

Central Park Markets –
Open year-round, rain or shine

Saturdays
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We remain OPEN; Certified Farmers Markets are essential to community food security. 

Wednesdays
Picnic in the Park: 4:30 to sunset, April* through October. The festival portion of the market is on hold during the COVID-19 outbreak, with Winter Market hours observed. 
Winter Market: 3-6 p.m., November through March

Partner Markets

Sutter Davis Farmers Market
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October
2000 Sutter Place, Davis, CA 95616

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m. Closed during COVID-19 outbreak.
2825 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816

UC Davis Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., fall quarter (early October through early November) and spring quarter (April through early June). Closed during campus closure.
Outside the Coffee House at the Memorial Union
UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Davis Farmers Market

C St & 3rd St
Davis, CA 95616

Sutter Davis Farmers Market

2000 Sutter Pl
Davis, CA 95616

(At the hospital entrance)

UC Davis Farmers Market

North Quad
UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616

(Just outside of the Coffee House)

Contact Us

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Davis Farmers Market Partner