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Farmers Market has special holiday hours

Farmers Market has special holiday hours

The Davis Farmers Market will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s days, but open for special morning hours on the Fridays before. On Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31, the market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. It will have regular hours on (3 to 6 p.m.) on Wednesday, Dec....

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Extended Pre-Thanksgiving Market is Nov. 24

Extended Pre-Thanksgiving Market is Nov. 24

The day before Thanksgiving, the Davis Farmers Market extends its hours. This year’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. in Central Park, 301 C St., Davis. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the market will have a bounty of seasonal produce, table décor,...

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Market vendors, staff resolve to mask up

Market vendors, staff resolve to mask up

In its continued commitment to public safety, the Davis Farmers Market Alliance board adopted an emergency protocol on Sept. 20, requiring its staff and vendors to wear masks. The Davis Farmers Market is doing its part to keep a ‘Healthy Davis Together,’ ” said Randii...

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Market expands on Dec. 23, closes on Dec. 30

Market expands on Dec. 23, closes on Dec. 30

The Davis Farmers Market will offer additional vendors for its Wednesday, Dec. 23 market, with last-minute shopping for holiday meals and gifts. That market will have regular Wednesday hours ­– 3 to 6 p.m. – in Central Park, 301 C St., Davis. As is tradition for the...

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Pre-Thanksgiving Market has early hours

Pre-Thanksgiving Market has early hours

The Davis Farmers Market’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market is changing to early hours this year. The annual extended-hour market, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, 301 C St., Davis. On Nov. 25, the market will have a...

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Picnic in the Park changes; Music, beer to move downtown

Picnic in the Park changes; Music, beer to move downtown

The Davis Farmers Market is returning to its roots, putting the focus of its Wednesday market back on the farmers. COVID-19 health guidelines halted concerts and alcohol consumption at the market. There haven’t been the usual crowds filling Central Park for Picnic in...

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Beat the crowds: Shop the market early

Beat the crowds: Shop the market early

As UC Davis students return, the Davis Farmers Market is busy ­– especially on Saturdays. Executive Director Randii MacNear reminds patrons that the best way to beat the crowds is to shop early. Pro tip: Though Saturday hours are advertised as 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., most...

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Sutter Davis market turns 10 on Farmers Market Week

Sutter Davis market turns 10 on Farmers Market Week

Call it a decade of deliciousness or a tradition of nutrition. The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market celebrates 10 years of bringing farm-fresh produce and local foods to employees and visitors on Thursday, Aug. 6, as the nation celebrates National Farmers Market...

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Market open on July 4

Market open on July 4

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.,...

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Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market returns

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market returns

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market is back – with precautions in place to protect the health and safety of its vendors and shoppers. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 29. Since 2010, the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market has...

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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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‘Farmers Markets: Love at First Bite’

This 26-minute 2011 documentary stars the Davis Farmers Market