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Farmers' Markets in Placer County

 "Certified Farmers' Market" is the term that describes the venue used to connect the consumer of agricultural products directly with the farmer who produced it.

Excerpted from "Information You Always Wanted to Know About Farmers' Markets," an article in the Fall, 2008, "Growers' Gazette"

The Certified Farmers' Markets provide the most convenient and direct way for the consumer to purchase produce that has only traveled from the farm to the Certified Farmers' Market, not the circuitous route from the field to the packing house, then the wholesale broker who sells it to a supermarket, and finally to the consumer.  Produce sold at a Certified Farmers' Market is usually picked the morning of the market or, at the longest time, the night before.  Often the produce has traveled less than 10 miles to reach the consumer.  The person selling produce to you is usually the same person who planted the seeds, tended the plants and picked it.  He or she can inform you of the produce's unique characteristics, show you the difference between varieties, offer hints for storage, or provide delicious recipes.

The vendors at a Certified Farmers' Market have been inspected by their local Agriculture Department.  Each farmer has a list of the products they grow on display in their sales booth.  This is the consumer's assurance that the products they are purchasing were grown by the person selling them.  The Certified Farmers' Market is the only Farmers' Market to offer the consumer this type of guarantee that the products they are purchasing are fresh, local, and direct from the farmer.

Additionally, many of the products sold by Certified Farmers' Market vendors are organic and specialty foods which, in a high end grocery store, can cost considerably more. Most vendors are WIC certified and carry numerous products other than vegetables, fruits and other produce such as eggs, cheeses, honey, meats from grass-fed animals to mention just a few. Your trip to a Certified Farmers' Market will be an enjoyable experience, one that you'll want to return to on a weekly basis. Many of our local Markets are open year-round. Check out the following "Rob on the Road" video clip for some great meal ideas for the fruits and vegetables available at our Farmers Markets.  Find a Certified Farmers' Market near you from the list below.

Watch Placer County Real Food Cookbook on PBS. See more from Rob on the Road.


FARMERS' MARKETS IN PLACER COUNTY

Saturdays

AUBURN

Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot
Year 'Round, 8 am - 12 noon
Auburn-Folsom Road & Lincoln Way

ROCKLIN

RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center
June 7 - November 22, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
6636 Lonetree Boulevard

ROSEVILLE

Denio's Market
Year 'Round, 7 am - 3:30 pm
1551 Vineyard Road

Sundays

GRANITE BAY

Quarry Ponds Town Center
June 1 - September 28, 8:30 am -1 pm
5550 Douglas Boulevard

ROSEVILLE

Denio's Market
Year 'Round, 7 am - 5 pm
1551 Vineyard Road


Mondays

No Farmers Markets on Mondays.



Tuesdays

KINGS BEACH

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Closed for Season 2014
June - August, 9 am - 1 pm
Highway 28 at Bear Street

ROSEVILLE

Downtown Roseville
May - July , 5 pm - 9 pm
Vernon Street

ROSEVILLE

Whole Foods Market at the Fountains
Year 'Round, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Galleria Boulevard & East Roseville Parkway

TRUCKEE

Truckee River Regional Park
June 10 - October 14, 8 am - 1 pm
10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267

Wednesdays

AUBURN

Dewitt Center
June 4 - October 29, 10 am - 1:00 pm
Bell Road & First Street

COLFAX

Sierra Vista Community Center
June 4 - October 29, 4 pm to 7 pm
55 School Street, Main Parking Lot

FORESTHILL

June 4, - August 13, 4 pm - 7 pm
Main Street

LINCOLN

Sun City Lincoln Hills
May 21 - November 12, 8 am to 12 noon
965 Orchard Creek Lane

ROSEVILLE

Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices
Year 'Round, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1001 Riverside Avenue

Thursdays

LINCOLN

Downtown Lincoln
June 12 - August 28, 5 pm - 8 pm
F & 5th Street

ROSEVILLE

Kaiser Permanente Hospital Parking Lot
Year 'Round, 10 am - 3 pm
1600 Eureka Road

ROCKLIN

Finnish Hall
May 22 - August 28, 8 am - 12 Noon
Rocklin Road at South Grove Street

TAHOE CITY

Commons Beach
May 22 - September 25, 8 am - 1 pm
Commons Beach Road & North Lake Boulevard, June 26, move to Tahoe Lake Elementary School, 375 Grove Street, back to beach August 28.

Fridays

ROSEVILLE

Denio's Market
Year 'Round, 9 am - 2 pm
1551 Vineyard Road

Agricultural Organizations

FOOTHILL FARMERS MARKET ASSOCIATION

(530) 823-6183

SIERRA FRESH FARMERS MARKET

(530) 633-0805

GOLD COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET

(916) 663-2025

SIERRA VISTA CENTER FARMERS MARKET

530 346-8626