If you are looking for the best place to get your groceries, especially if you want locally grown and seasonal produce. It is a great way to support local businesses and get your shopping in an affordable way.
A farmers market is also a fun day out, as there is lots to see and do and you can meet up with other people in your community.
There are lots of different farmers markets in Sacramento. If you want to know which ones are the best, you have come to the right place.
We have put together this list of the best Sacramento farmers markets for you to visit. Keep reading to find out more.
1. Midtown Farmers Market
The Midtown farmer’s market takes place every Saturday between 8am and 1pm all year round . You can find it on 1050 20th Street in the heart of the lavender heights district, a vibrant urban area.
The market extends across 5 blocks and includes a range of fantastic vendors, showcasing local agriculture, artisans, artists, as well as prepared foods.
There are over 200 vendors to browse, and it is a great place for the community to gather and socialize.
Some of the vendors include Calfresh Carrots, Milfas Jewellery, Jeff The Chef Cakes, Black Coffee Roastery, Built From Sketch Watercolor Paintings, and Louise’s Natural Creations handmade soap.
You can get some fantastic treats for yourself or gifts for family and friends as well as your groceries.
2. Certified Farmers Market
Certified Farmers Market is an association that runs various farmer’s markets across Sacramento. All the vendors are certified to ensure that the produce is California grown.
The markets are open all year round.
On Sundays the market is at Arden Fair Mall from 8am until noon. On Saturdays there are markets at the Country Club Plaza, Sunrise Light Railway Station, and Laguna Gateway Center all from 8am until noon.
On Wednesdays you can visit the market at Capitol Mall from 9am until 1pm and on Thursdays on 65th Street from 8am until noon.
When visiting the market, don’t forget to bring plenty of bags for any items that you purchase. You should also bring plenty of change, as not all vendors will have lots of change available.
3. Pheng’s Garden Market
Pheng’s Garden Market specializes in locally grown flowers, but also offers seasonal fruit and vegetables. The sights and smells are fantastic, the products are affordable, and the service is excellent.
The flowers are of an excellent quality, with vibrant colors and aromas. The fruit and vegetables are also top quality and there is an excellent range of produce to choose from.
Pheng’s Garden Market is available every Thursday from 8am until 12pm at the intersection between Florin Road and Florin All Drive.
4. Asian Farmer’s Market
The Asian Farmer’s Market is available every Sunday from 5:30 am until 12 pm and can be found at 431 Broadway. The best time to arrive is around 8am, when the stalls are set up and there is still plenty of produce to choose from.
The police cordon off the surrounding roads to make this a very safe market for pedestrians, so you can walk around freely to browse the vendors.
There is a very bustling atmosphere, with lots of sights and smells to take in and the sound of people haggling. It is an experience unlike any other farmers market in the area.
There is a fantastic variety of produce available at the Asian Farmers Market including chili peppers, ginger, papaya, fresh soy milk, peanuts, tofus, yams, fava beans, okra and much more.
here are products that are specific to Asian cuisine, but also many more.
5. Land Park Farmers Market
The Land Park farmer’s market is available every Sunday from 9am until 1pm at William Land Park village Greens, at the intersection of East Park Road and 14th Avenue.
It is an open air market in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees yet still very accessible. There is free parking and space for bikes.
There are over 50 vendors available with some amazing products, including specialty breads, organic fruit and vegetables, freshly brewed coffee, cheese, flowers, meats, herbs, fruit juices, honey, nuts, soap and body products, and plenty of vegan products.
The market has a lovely community atmosphere and browsing the vendors is the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning.
6. North Natomas Farmers Market
Every Saturday you can visit the Natomas farmer’s market. It is open from 8am until 12pm. The market takes place at North Natomas regional park and is not just a market, but a social gathering for the local community.
Not only is there a range of vendors (including local farmers), but there is also live music. They also offer yoga in the park alongside the market between 9am and 10am.
There is free parking as well as bike parking available, so it is easy to get to the market.
You will be able to choose from a range of different products including farm fresh foods, prepared foods, garden products and plants, books, baked items, handmade soaps, candles, coffee beans and many more.
You will also have a great time taking in the atmosphere, enjoying the live music and wandering around the park.
7. Franklin Park Farmer’s Market
Franklin Park farmer’s market is in Downtown Sacramento on 1615 9th Street. You can visit the market every Wednesday from 3:30pm until 6:30pm. This is ideal for people who prefer afternoon markets.
It is a seasonal market which runs from June through to September. The goal of the market is to offer fresh produce at reasonable prices to the local community, and to promote regional farmers.
The market is located in an urban area on a busy commuter route, so is ideal for picking up fresh groceries on your way home from work.
You can expect to find arugula, broccoli, cabbage, collards, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, parsnips, potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, blackberries, peaches, strawberries.
You can also get hold of top quality meats, eggs, dried herbs and fresh herbs. Keep an eye out for the beeswax products and the freshly baked specialty breads.
8. Lemon Hill Farmer’s Market
You can find the Lemon Hill farmer’s market on 6100 Logan Street every Saturday between 8am and 1pm. The vendors are local businesses, growers and farmers offering excellent seasonal produce.
You can expect to find fruit and vegetables including long beans, dill, green onions, okra, tomatoes, eggplants, cilantro, corn, strawberries, eggs and much more.
Lemon Hill Farmer’s Market is colorful and exciting, with a bustling atmosphere. It is a morning market, so you will need to get there early to have the best selection of produce.
The products are very affordable, so this is a great way to get your grocery shopping done and support local businesses and the community.
9. Farmer’s Wife Farmer’s Market
You can find the Farmer’s Wife farmer’s market at 5701 Winding Way, Carmichael. Unlike many other markets, it’s open every day so you can always get hold of excellent produce.
The market is open between Monday and Friday from 10am until 6pm, between 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The fruit and vegetable products are seasonal, so what is on offer will depend on what time of year you visit the market.
You might find apricots, watermelon, figs, cherries, pumpkins, corn, grapes, nectarines, okra, raspberries, blackberries, plums, tomatoes, figs, apples, pears and much more.
10. Carmichael Park Farmers Market
Come rain or shine, Carmichael Park farmer’s market is open every Sunday from 9am until 2pm. The market is at 5750 Grant Avenue and is a great place to get locally grown fruit and vegetables.
There are various farms that sell their produce at Carmichael Park Farmers Market, including Esquivel Farm, Thao Ranch, Rodriguez Ranch, Butt Mountain Farm, Nastase Honey Farm, Common Kettle Farm, Toledo Farm, Lara Farms and Golden Acorn Farms.
Some of the amazing produce on offer includes almonds, olive oil, honey, blackberries, eggs, honey, onions, carrots, radishes, broccoli, beets and more.
There are also fresh flowers, herbs, bath and body products, and locally raised meats.
Other products include pickles, rubs and marinades, cooking sauces, fresh breads, fresh pasta, coffee beans, pies, cheesecakes, steamed buns, cookies, cakes, popcorn and more.
You can also choose from a range of delicious prepared foods including smoothie bowls, crepes, tacos, churros, Indian food and Jamaican food.
Any of these farmers markets would make a great place to visit.
You can get some amazing produce for very reasonable prices, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, bath and body products, jewellry, prepared foods, cooking sauces and more. Some markets also have live music or other entertainment.
Shopping at farmers markets is a fantastic way to support local businesses and put money back into the community.
Always remember to bring your own bags to reduce waste, and some cash for the vendors that don’t accept card payments.
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