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What’s the news? Here are some recent updates.

Davis Farmers Market cancels 2020 Picnic in the Park

Davis Farmers Market cancels 2020 Picnic in the Park

Davis Farmers Market announced May 8 that its Picnic in the Park event is canceled for 2020. This is the first full-season closure since the Wednesday evening event began in 1995. From April through October, the market traditionally expands its hours, taking advantage...

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Davis Farmers Market remains essential

Davis Farmers Market remains essential

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Davis Farmers Market remains open as an essential grocery provider. A few community members have expressed concern, but Executive Director Randii MacNear reminds patrons that “this is not Picnic in the Park.” County and state health...

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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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Market highlighted in California Aggie story

Market highlighted in California Aggie story

The UC Davis student newspaper, The California Aggie, recently published an article on the history of the market. Read it here: https://theaggie.org/2020/02/13/founders-of-davis-farmers-market-tell-their-story/

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Market cookbook honored

Market cookbook honored

"The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook" and a market seller earned Snail of Approval Awards on Dec. 10 from Slow Food Yolo. The Terra Madre Day Celebration was at Preserve in Winters. Other winners included market seller Henry's Bullfrog Bees & PURE Honey, along with...

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Davis Farmers Market loaded with crafts and gifts

Davis Farmers Market loaded with crafts and gifts

Holiday shopping is a treat at the Davis Farmers Market, where patrons can cross off their gift and grocery lists with one stop. Along with the farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat and baked goods, there are local crafts, free gift baskets and holiday music on Saturdays,...

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Dessert adds English tradition to holiday tables

Dessert adds English tradition to holiday tables

By Ann M. Evans, author of "The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook, Revised Edition." In 2019, she will be at the Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 markets, where she will sign copies. In English cuisine, a trifle is a layered dessert made with fruit, custard and whipped cream. It is a...

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Hours extended for Pre-Thanksgiving Market

Hours extended for Pre-Thanksgiving Market

The Davis Farmers Market extends its hours on Wednesday, Nov. 27 for its annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market. The market will open from noon to 6 p.m., with a bounty of seasonal produce, table décor, meats, cheeses, olive oil, honey and wine. Fresh-baked items include...

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‘Farmers Markets: Love at First Bite’

This 26-minute 2011 documentary stars the Davis Farmers Market