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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.




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


RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center
June 3, - October 3, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
6636 Lonetree Boulevard


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


Downtown Roseville
Year 'Round, 8 am - 1 pm
Town Square - 311 Vernon Street



Quarry Ponds Town Center
May 28,- October 29, 8:30 am -1 pm
5550 Douglas Boulevard


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


No Farmers Markets on Mondays.



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



Dewitt Center
June 21, - August 30, 10 am - 1:00 pm
Richardson Drive at B Avenue


Sierra Vista Community Center
May 17 - October, 4 pm to 7 pm
55 School Street, Main Parking Lot


Sun City Lincoln Hills
May 24,- November 15, 8 am to 12 noon
9654 Orchard Creek Lane



Downtown Lincoln, Beermann's Plaza
June 15, - August 10, 5 pm - 8 pm
F Street between 5th & 6th Street


Taylor's Parking Lot
June 1, - August 31, 8 am - 1 pm
3636 Taylor Road


Commons Beach
May 18, - October 12, 8 am - 1 pm
Commons Beach Road & North Lake Boulevard.



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