Farmers' Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area | Updated (2017) Sacramento Real Estate
May 18, 2016

Farmers’ Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area | Updated (2017)

Please note: This post was updated in April 2017 to reflect this year’s farmers’ market schedule! 

As America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento has an overwhelming number of farmers’ markets in and around the city. They vary in size, vendors, and of course location, but each shares a common goal: To provide fresh produce and products straight from the hands of local farmers and makers to the community.

You may know about a few of these major markets, but might not realize a smaller market exists right in your community. So check out our interactive map to find the corresponding market on the list below with date and time information!

Make these markets part of your weekend routine this summer! There’s nothing quite like cooking a meal at home with local produce cared for and cultivated with the utmost integrity.

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet

Year-Round | Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Year-Round | Saturdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Year-Round | Sundays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet has a rich history in Roseville going all the way back to its humble beginnings in 1947. It has expanded and grown to become a massive farmers’ market and swap meet every weekend year-round. While Denio’s has stayed true to its roots over the years, it has also adjusted to modern technology with its very own app! Keep in mind that there is a $4 parking fee on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

El Dorado Hills Town Center Certified Farmers’ Market

May 21 – October 29 | Sundays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

El Dorado Hills residents love frequenting the El Dorado Hills Town Center Certified Farmers’ Market each Sunday morning for fresh local finds, including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, treats, jams, and more. Head to the thriving and exciting area of El Dorado Hills Town Center to experience this local market first-hand!

 

Land Park Farmers’ Market

Spring – Early October | Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Land Park Farmers’ Market is a fairly new market featuring over 60 sellers offering prepared foods, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and charcuterie. Visit the Sacramento City College parking lot to experience this farm-fresh goodness first hand!

 

Old Town Elk Grove Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Old Town Elk Grove Farmers’ Market is a year-round market with farm-fresh produce, live music, gourmet specialty foods, and annual events. Bring the whole family (and your dog!) to this fun and fresh market in the Old Town Elk Grove plaza.

 

Sunday Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Perhaps one of the more popular markets around is the Sunday Farmers’ Market that takes place in downtown Sacramento every Sunday throughout the year. This massive farmers’ market featuring over 120 vendors is tucked away under the WX Freeway. This is an exciting community event celebrating Sacramento’s love for all things local.

Carmichael Park Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rain or shine, you can get fresh produce in the lively atmosphere at the Carmichael Park Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Head to Grant Avenue to mingle with farmers, hear live music, and have a blast at this community event.

 

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Fremont Park Farmers’ Market

May – September | Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Stroll through Fremont Park and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the weekly farmers’ market. You can smell the fresh scent of produce, the sweet fragrance of floral bouquets, and the tantalizing smell ascending from the food trucks parked in the market. In fact, this is the perfect place to grab lunch from a food truck like Yolanda’s Tamales, Raja’s Tandoor, Gyro2Go, Sacramento Baking Co. and more!

 

Roosevelt Park Farmers’ Market

May – September | Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Park Farmers’ Market is another weekday farmers’ market with an abundance of food trucks for lunch. Grab your weekly fresh produce, baked goods or natural soaps, and complete the experience by eating a homemade meal from one of the trucks in the park!

 

Roseville Fountains Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Roseville Fountains Farmers’ Market is a popular market for the Roseville community and those living in nearby cities. Crowds gather in the Whole Foods parking lot every Tuesday throughout the whole year, where you’ll find a rotating selection of vendors and seasonal items for sale.

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Burke’s Junction Cameron Park Certified Farmers’ Market

May 10 – September 27 | Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Burke’s Junction Cameron Park Certified Farmers’ Market is a great mid-week stop for fresh produce and goods from local farmers and makers. Visit the Cameron Park Shopping Center on Wednesday morning to get the best of the best in the region!

 

Davis Farmers’ Market

March 15 – October 25 | Wednesdays 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Davis Farmers’ Market is open year-round, rain or shine, on both Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning at Central Park in Davis. Pick from the ever-changing selection of fruits and vegetables (including certified organic produce), meats, chicken, fish and seafood, wine, local eggs and honey, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and gifts! During the spring and summer months, the market hosts “Picnic in the Park”, featuring live music from local musicians.

 

Cesar Chavez Plaza Farmers’ Market

May – October | Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Head to the Chavez Plaza in front of City Hall with the crowds of downtown workers during lunch time to snag wonderful local produce at low prices. Grab lunch from a food truck and peruse your vendor options as you visit with local farmers and makers. This is one of the more popular markets in the region for its stocked vendor list and central location.

 

UC Davis Farmers’ Market

April 5 – June 7 | Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

UC Davis has a heart for health, wellness and whole living, as can be seen by their thriving bike culture and annual spring/fall farmers’ market. The UC Davis Farmers’ Market gathers on campus at the quad across from the coffeehouse every Wednesday for students and the community to pick up their weekly market favorites!

 

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Florin Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Thursdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This diverse market offers ethnic specialty items, fresh produce, and local goods from over 40 vendors in front of the Florin Towne Center Sears every Thursday throughout the year. This is the perfect place to grab your weekly produce after your morning coffee at the nearby Starbucks before you start shopping!

 

West Sacramento Farmers’ Market

May – October | Second Thursdays 5 – 9 p.m. (June 8, July 13 + August 10)

The West Sacramento Farmers’ Market group is comprised of members of the community who have come together as farmers, eaters, business owners and family members. Together, they aim to create a place where the highest quality prepared foods and locally grown produce can be made accessible to all. Be a part of this exciting marketplace on the second Thursday of each month during the summer! The market is moving its 2017 season to The Barn, a new 8,000-square-foot shaded outdoor gathering space in West Sacramento.

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers’ Market

May 12–August 28 | Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sutter Davis Hospital has partnered with Davis Farmers’ Market to create the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers’ Market, meeting at the main hospital entrance every Thursday throughout the summer. Meet with local farms and bakers for farm-fresh and home-made food, at a place so focused on promoting health and well-being!

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet

Year-Round | Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Year-Round | Saturdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Year-Round | Sundays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet has a rich history in Roseville going all the way back to its humble beginnings in 1947. It has expanded and grown to become a massive farmers’ market and swap meet every weekend year-round. While Denio’s has stayed true to its roots over the years, it has also adjusted to modern technology with its very own app! Keep in mind that there is a $4 parking fee on Saturdays and Sundays.

Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area

Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market graces the Arden-Arcade community near the heart of Sacramento with farm-fresh produce and local goods every Saturday throughout the year. You’ll find a wide variety of vendors camped out behind the Country Club Plaza selling the best of the best to the community!

 

Davis Farmers’ Market

March 15 – October 25 | Wednesdays 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Davis Farmers’ Market is open year-round, rain or shine, on both Wednesday afternoons and Saturday morning at Central Park in Davis. Pick from their ever-changing selection of fruits and vegetables (including certified organic produce), meats, chicken, fish and seafood, wine, local eggs and honey, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and gifts! During the spring and summer months, the market hosts “Picnic in the Park,” featuring live music from local musicians.

 

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet

Year-Round | Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Year-Round | Saturdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Year-Round | Sundays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet has a rich history in Roseville going all the way back to its humble beginnings in 1947. It has expanded and grown to become a massive farmers’ market and swap meet every weekend year-round. While Denio’s has stayed true to its roots over the years, it has also adjusted to modern technology with its very own app! Keep in mind that there is a $4 parking fee on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Folsom Saturday Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Folsom Saturday Farmers’ Market is located around the historic Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in historic Folsom every Saturday morning throughout the year. Meet with over 40 farmers and vendors to pick up locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly made baked goods, and fresh eggs and dairy items, while you enjoy live music and the bustling market atmosphere.

 

Downtown Auburn Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Downtown Auburn Farmers’ Market is a popular weekly community event for the folks of Auburn, as they gather in the Old Town Courthouse parking lot to get their groceries and fun treats every Saturday morning.

 

Laguna Gateway Center Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This small local market is tucked away in the Laguna Gateway Center in the Elk Grove community. Growing in size each year, this market has anything you need in the produce department, plus farm-fresh eggs, local wines and honey, baked goods, and more!

 

Midtown Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Midtown Farmers’ Market is a bustling and lively local farmers’ market in the heart of Midtown. Visit with over 50 vendors, watch monthly chef demos, shop from local craft vendors on the second Saturday of the month, and stop by Midtown stores while you’re at it! Keep your eye on the variety of events at the Midtown Farmers’ Market throughout the year, including tasting gardens, cooking demonstrations, and kid-focused farm tours. This is a central and popular market for the entire city of Sacramento!

 

The Natomas Farmers’ Market

June 3 – September 16 | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Natomas Farmers’ Market is joining forces with the farmers from the Promenade with a large and bountiful market at North Natomas Regional Park. Get your fresh produce while you can before the market closes at the end of September!

Placerville Certified Farmers’ Market

May 6 – November 11 | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Head to historic Placerville on the corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine for the Placerville Certified Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning during the summer and part of fall. This community staple is packed with local farmers eager to share their latest crops.

 

Sunrise Light Rail Station Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stay connected to local farmers with a visit to this market at the bustling Sunrise Light Rail Station on the corner of Folsom and Sunrise Boulevard. In addition to the wonderful local options available for purchase, accessing this market is extremely easy whether or not you live in Rancho Cordova — thanks to its proximity to the light rail!

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Holly Ragsdale

Holly is a content specialist for Lyon Real Estate, the leading independent real estate company in the greater Sacramento region. The Lyon blog focuses on community news + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!

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