Looking for a spot to do some mid-week grocery shopping? The UC Davis Health Farmers Market in Sacramento, which opened for the season on May 1, is a perfect place to find things like farm-fresh produce, artisan baked goods, kombucha, locally prepared foods and other specialty items.
Since 2013, the Farmers Market has been sponsored by the UC Davis Health Community Advisory Board (CAB) and UC Living Fit Forever, and is operated by NeighborWorks Sacramento.
The Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm through October, in the education quad area at the corner of 45th and X street. There is free parking in the Shriners Hospital garage on Y Street between Stockton Boulevard and 45th Street. Here is a roundup of some of the stands that kicked off the 2019 Farmers Market:
Keren and Sean from Mud Dauber Farm brought beautiful veggies and fresh cut flowers that they grow locally in Yolo County. They describe their farm as “an integration of small-scale production for vegetables, fruit, and cut flowers, as well as a place for community events.”
Lockewood Acres, a full-service certified organic farm, was selling veggies, eggs and handmade honey. It is a self-sustainable farm that provides farm-fresh, nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, meats and honey to Vacaville and the surrounding communities.
Granny Mays Strawberry Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in Granite Bay. The growers brought their beautiful and juicy strawberries to the market. When they're not at local farmers markets, this patch offer “U-Pick” events at their farm where families can pick and eat as many strawberries as they want.
KC Kombucha, a local and handcrafted kombucha company, brought their bubbly Kombucha in three flavors for everyone to try. The handmade kombucha is made with all organic teas and as many local, organic ingredients as they can find. Check out KC Kombucha at the Farmers Market and their new tap room in Oak Park, opening this summer.
Upper Crust Baking Company, a family-owned bakery in Davis, has been producing unique breads and desserts in the small-batch, slow food tradition for more than 30 years. They pride themselves on baking with local ingredients, as well as supporting community agriculture and the local grain movement in Yolo County and Northern California.
Come check out these wonderful local farmers and artisans and support local businesses.