Two new vendors are adding color and flavor to the Sutter Davis Farmers Market. Zamora Flora and Montoya Tamales join several other sellers each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market continues through Oct. 24. In its ninth year, the market brings farm-fresh local foods and produce to the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis.
Zamora Flora sells fresh flowers – with a make-your-own bouquet option – as well as dried beans, heirloom peppers and Sola Bee Honey. Third-generation market sellers Montoya’s Tamales will sell burritos, tamales and horchata. Other late summer and early fall vendors include Chavez Farms with seasonal fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, figs and melons; Upper Crust Baking Co., with breads, cookies and other baked goods; and Ahmad Farms, with stone fruit and Asian pears.
The market accepts EBT cards, WIC and Senior coupons. Shoppers without cash on hand may purchase Market Dollars using debit or credit cards. There is ample parking available.
The Davis Farmers Market manages the markets at two Sutter hospitals as part of a partnership to promote good health. The additional location is at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, year-round at 2825 Capitol Ave.
Farmers markets are just one way Sutter Health strives to make its communities healthier. One of Sutter Health’s goals is to provide food that conserves and renews natural resources, protects the ecosystem on which all life depends, advances animal and human welfare, and increases local community resources.
Davis is known for its farmers markets, especially is flagship market in Central Park, 301 C St. Its Saturday market runs year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its Wednesday markets are 4:30 p.m. till sunset during daylight saving time (Picnic in the Park), and 3 to 6 p.m. from November through March. Also, on Wednesdays during fall and spring quarters, visit the UC Davis Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Quad, across from the Coffeehouse.