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Handpicked: Our Favorite Central Valley Farmers Markets

By Wes Rhea | Festivals, Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Places, Visit Bakersfield, Visit Fairfield, Visit Stockton, Visit Vacaville, Visit Visalia, Visit Yolo

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Fairfield Farmers Market

The Fairfield Farmers Market & Thursdays on the Green is a farmers market paired with entertainment, children’s activities, craft vendors, and more. The market takes place each Thursday evening (May through October) in the heart of Downtown Fairfield.  

Insider Tip: Be sure to snag a flat of strawberries from Robledo’s produce- local market-goers swear they are the best! 

Vacaville Farmers Market

Happening every Saturday morning from May-October in Downtown Vacaville’s scenic and shady Andrews Park, the Vacaville Farmers Market is a taste of small-town California. With a variety of seasonal offerings all from area farms, you’ll find something different almost every week. Pick up your favorite fruits, veggies, and flowers while strolling along to live music by local musicians. 

Insider Tip: Don’t miss the fresh eggs from Soul Food Farm, a small farm located in Vacaville’s Pleasants Valley. Locals can’t get enough of them! 

Davis Farmers Market

One of California’s top farmers markets, the Davis Farmers Market is a bustling oasis of epicurean delight. The market is held each Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, and gets even more festive mid-March through October when Picnic in the Park turns the Wednesday night market into a 3-block foodie adventure complete with beer and wine tastings, petting zoos, live music, and plenty of street food vendors.   

Insider Tip: Go early on Wednesday evening to snag a picnic spot near the live music stage, then peruse the market to put together an impromptu picnic dinner.  

Downtown Stockton Asian Farmers Market

A taste of Asia without a passport! The Downtown Stockton Asian Farmers Market is one of the oldest markets in California, serving up fresh local goodies since 1979. Opening up bright and early at 5:30 every Saturday morning, the market is bursting with fresh produce, eggs, fish, rice, fresh-cut herbs, nursery plants, baked goods, balut, Chinese food prepared on site, and much more.  

Insider Tip: Don’t skip the plant section. You’ll find a bountiful selection of hard to come by native plants and flowers, and the vendors are a great resource for gardening tips. 

Visalia Farmers Market

With more than 80 vendors, all of them local, the Visalia Farmers Market is a celebration of the Central Valley’s agricultural abundance. The market takes place year-round on Saturday mornings and offers a mix of seasonal produce, handmade craft items, and artisan products like local olive oil, honey, and baked goods. Live music and a Kids’ Korner with educational activities like citrus stamping make for a festive Saturday morning shopping experience.  

Insider Tip: Check out the Visalia Farmers Market Facebook page for amazing recipe ideas using seasonal produce found at the market.   

Fresno Vineyard Farmers Market

Fresno’s Vineyard Farmers Market operates twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays), year-round, and offers a massive variety of locally grown fruits, veggies, and more. In addition to your farmers market stand-bys, you’ll find produce that never makes it to the grocery stores, like pink radicchio, orange cauliflower, and more. If it’s in season, you’ll find it here.  

Insider Tip: Stop and chat with Bee Bob, of Bee Bob’s Honey. One of the market’s original vendors, Bob has been selling his honey since 1980 and loves to educate market visitors on the importance of bees to the local ecosystem.  

Valley Farmers Market- Bakersfield

Also known as the Golden State Farmers Market, the oldest and largest farmers market in Bakersfield boasts fresh local fare year-round. In addition to plenty of certified organic produce, you can find local vendors selling jewelry, goats’ milk soaps, art, and more.  

Insider Tip: The Valley Market is one of the few places you can find the dairy gem of Central California: Rosa Brothers milk. It comes in nostalgic glass bottles and flavors including banana, orange cream, and chocolate.  

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