While the Fourth of July won’t have the traditional fireworks, the Davis Farmers will be open, featuring all of the flavors that make the holiday memorable.
On July 4, the market is open for its regular Saturday hours – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – in Central Park, 301 C St., in Davis.
Vendors will have all of the components for the perfect household barbecue, including farm-fresh corn, watermelon, tomatoes, meats, fish, breads and cookies and cheeses. Come stock up on produce, eggs, beans, rice, nuts, dried fruits and flowers. Fruit in season includes berries, melons and stone fruit. There are tons of veggies at the market, like cucumbers, summer squash, eggplants, Brussels sprouts and avocados.
There are also tortillas, pizza crust, pita breads and dips, baked goods, olive oil, jams, honey, kettle corn, almond milk and almond butter, fresh apple juice, juice pops, coffee, tamales, hot dogs and Indian food.
The Davis Farmers Market remains open as an essential grocery provider. The market has reorganized vendor booth setups and added significant spacing between sellers. Masks are required. Sellers wear gloves and masks, and typically select the produce for the customer.
The Washington Post called farmers markets “fresh, healthy and safe” during COVID-19. The June 18 story said, “Farmers markets can be a safer space to shop … due to their outdoor locations, and your food will pass through fewer hands, too, since markets are part of a shortened supply chain.”
Davis is known for its farmers markets, especially its flagship one in Central Park. Its Saturday market runs year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its Wednesday market is 3 to 6 p.m. through March 2021. The summer Picnic in the Park and UC Davis Farmers Market are on hold during the pandemic. Sutter Davis Hospital’s Farmers Market is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays through October, at the hospital entrance.