Winter Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Area Sacramento Real Estate
January 11, 2019

Winter Farmers’ Markets in the Sacramento Area

Sacramento is renowned for its rich agriculture and impressive number of local farms. In fact, the city is called America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital due to its abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, myriad of farmers’ markets, and overall focus on all things farm-fresh, seasonal and local.

Thankfully, the farm focus does not cease when the temperatures drop a little in Sacramento. The Sacramento area hosts several farmers’ markets all year long, which means you can even get fresh produce during the winter and early spring! Take a look at the many winter farmers’ markets in Sacramento and its surrounding cities.

 

Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet

Year-Round | Fridays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. + Sundays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1551 Vineyard Road, Roseville

Dating back to 1947, Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Swap Meet has been a long-standing tradition for the community of Roseville. Since its humble beginnings it has expanded to become a massive three-day farmers’ market and swap meet with a myriad of goods and events. While Denio’s has stayed true to its roots, they have also adjusted to modern technology with their very own app to make your visit even easier. Entry to the market is free but there is a $4 parking fee on Saturdays and Sundays. But you can buy one space and get one space free on Saturdays!

 

Old Town Elk Grove Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (September–June) + 8 a.m.–12 p.m. (July–August)

9615 Railroad Avenue, Elk Grove

Old Town Elk Grove Farmers' Market

Photo Courtesy of Living Smart Foundation

The community of Elk Grove gathers in Old Town each Sunday for this year-round market featuring farm-fresh produce, live music, gourmet specialty foods, and various annual events. The Old Town Elk Grove Farmers’ Market runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. during July and August and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the remainder of the year. This market is dog-friendly!

 

Sunday Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

W Street & 8th Street, Sacramento (Downtown)

If you’ve lived in the area for a while, it’s likely you are aware of this popular market in the heart of downtown Sacramento. As you can guess, the Sunday Farmers’ Market takes place each Sunday morning throughout the year. Tucked under the WX Freeway, this massive market features over 120 vendors selling a variety of farm-fresh produce and homemade goods.

 

Carmichael Park Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Sundays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael

Carmichael Park Farmers’ Market

Photo Courtesy of Living Smart Foundation

Rain or shine, the Carmichael Park Farmers’ Market meets at Carmichael Park near Grant Avenue each Sunday. This lively market features farm-fresh produce, friendly faces, and live music — all in a serene park setting in Carmichael.

 

Roseville Fountains Farmers’ Market

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

Roseville Parkway & Galleria Boulevard, Roseville

Split up the week with a visit to the Roseville Fountains Farmers’ Market, which meets in the Whole Foods parking lot at the Fountains each Tuesday. This popular market attracts residents of Roseville and surrounding cities for a mid-week shopping trip for all things fresh, seasonal, and local.

 

Davis Farmers’ Market

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

301 C Street, Davis

Davis Farmers’ Market

Photo Courtesy of the Davis Farmers’ Market

The Davis Farmers’ Market is open year-round, rain or shine, on Saturday mornings at Central Park in Davis. Plus, between mid-March and late October, the market is also open on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to sunset. 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. And the Davis Farmers’ Market has a full house of farmers during the winter offering an incredible array of healthy dark leafy greens, root vegetables, citrus fruits, potatoes, and more.

 

 

Florin Farmers’ Market

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

Florin Road & Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento

Each Thursday morning, the community of South Sacramento gathers at the Florin Towne Center parking lot (in front of Sears) for this robust market featuring over 40 vendors. The Florin Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to grab your weekly produce after your morning coffee at the nearby Starbucks!

 

Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market

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

915 Sutter Street, Folsom

Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market

Photo Courtesy of Living Smart Foundation

The Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market is situated around the historic Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in historic Folsom each Saturday morning all year long. 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.

 

Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market

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

2310 Watt Avenue, Sacramento (Arden-Arcade)

Each Saturday morning throughout the year, the Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market sets up shop behind the Country Club Plaza in the heart of Arden-Arcade. Shop from local vendors selling farm-fresh produce and handmade goods.

 

Downtown Auburn Farmers’ Market

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

101 Maple Street, Auburn

Winter Farmers' Markets in Sacramento, CA

Residents of Auburn enjoy this weekly market held in the Old Town Courthouse parking lot each Saturday morning. This quaint market features a variety of vendors selling fresh produce and specialty items.

 

Laguna Gateway Center Farmers’ Market

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

8245 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove

Each year, this quaint market grows in size and options. It is tucked away in the Laguna Gateway Center in Elk Grove. Stop by on Saturday mornings all year long for exceptional produce, farm-fresh eggs, local wines and honey, baked goods, and more!

 

Midtown Farmers’ Market

Year-Round | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Winter) + 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Spring + Summer)

1050 20th Street, Sacramento (Midtown)

Midtown Farmers’ Market

Photo Courtesy of the Midtown Association

One of the city’s finest and most popular markets is the Midtown Farmers’ Market, a bustling market situated in the heart of Midtown each Saturday. Visit with over 50 vendors, watch monthly chef demos, shop from local craft vendors (on the second Saturday of each month), and stop by surrounding Midtown stores. Follow the market on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming events, including tasting gardens, cooking demonstrations, and kid-focused farm tours.

 

Sunrise Light Rail Station Farmers’ Market

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

418 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova

Head to Rancho Cordova for this weekly market situated at the 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!

 

Shop Local!

We hope these year-round options help you shop local all year long. Did we miss any winter farmers’ markets in Sacramento? Let us know and we can add it to the list.

Category Auburn, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Neighborhood Guides, Roseville, Sacramento

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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