Farmers Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area
May 10, 2019

Farmers Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area

It’s no secret that Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. After all, it’s surrounded by fertile farmland – citrus ranches in Placer County, almond orchards in Yolo, vineyards in El Dorado. With so much fresh food grown and produced right in our own backyard, it’s no wonder there are so many farmers markets in and around the greater Sacramento area.

But farmers markets offer much more than just fresh produce. Many also offer gourmet foods such as olive oil, cheese and honey. Some have pasture-raised meat and sustainable seafood. Others have textiles, jewelry and handmade beauty products. Paired with food trucks and live music, a trip to the farmers market can turn into a fun outing for the whole family.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the right farmers market for you with the following interactive map. From downtown Sacramento to Auburn, Placerville to Woodland, there are plenty of places to meet your local farmers and take home the fruits of their labor.


Downtown Auburn Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Downtown Auburn Farmers’ Market is a popular event for residents of Auburn and nearby communities. Held in the old courthouse parking lot, the market has fresh produce from Placer County farms as well as flowers, baked goods and jams.

auburn farmers market
Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr

Dewitt Center Farmers Market
June – August | Sundays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located in North Auburn, the Dewitt Center Farmers Market has everything you’d expect at a small-town market: fresh fruits and veggies, locally-produced olive oils and honey and artisan baked goods.

Cameron Park

Cameron Park Certified Farmers Market
May 9 – September 26 | Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Cameron Park Farmers’ Market showcases fresh produce and goods from local farmers and makers. Located in the Burke Junction shopping center, the weekly market is a one-stop shop for folks looking for organic produce and other locally produced goods.


carmichaelPhoto courtesy Carmichael Park Farmers Market

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. Carmichael residents make a day of it by mingling with farmers, listening to live music and of course shopping for local goods!

Citrus Heights

Photo courtesy Sunrise Farmers Market

Sunrise Mall Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fresh produce, specialty foods and live music are just a few of the things you’ll find at the Sunrise Mall Farmers Market. Located in Citrus Heights, the event has more than 80 vendors. Pick up some handmade soaps or lotion, artisan dog biscuits, even locally made spice rubs and sauces.


U.C. Davis Farmers Market
April 3 – June 5 | Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The U.C. Davis Farmers Market can be found on campus at the quad across from the coffeehouse every Wednesday for students and the community to pick up their weekly market favorites. During each market, the Healthy Aggies will be sampling oils grown and produced by the U.C Davis Olive Center.


Photo courtesy Davis Farmers Market

Davis Farmers Market
March 14 – October 24 | Wednesdays 4:30 – Sunset
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 mornings at Central Park in Davis. Browse 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! On Wednesdays, come for Picnic in the Park, featuring live music from local musicians, children’s activities and a beer and wine garden.

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market
May – October| Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sutter Davis Hospital has partnered with the Davis Farmers Market to create the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market. Located at the main hospital entrance every Thursday throughout the summer, the market brings healthy, locally-grown food to the community.

El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market
May 20 – October 28 | Sundays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Folks living in El Dorado Hills can often be found browsing the stalls of the El Dorado Hills Town Center Certified Farmers Market each Sunday morning. Fresh fruit, just-picked vegetables, cheese, jam and other food items are on sale at this popular market.

Elk Grove

Laguna Gateway Center Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This small farmers market in Elk Grove packs a punch! Found in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Laguna Gateway Center Farmers Market has everything you need when it comes to fresh produce, as well as farm-fresh eggs, local wines, honey, baked goods and more.

Photo courtesy Elk Grove Farmers Market

Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market
Year-Round | Sundays 8 a.m.–12 p.m. (July–August); 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Sept. – June)
The Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market is a year-round market with farm-fresh produce, live music, gourmet specialty foods, and special activities, such as tasting events and holiday shopping. Bring the whole family (and your dog!) to this fun and fresh market in the Old Town Plaza.

Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks Sunset Farmers Market
May – September | Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
If you’re a resident of Fair Oaks, you’ll love spending Wednesday evenings at the Fair Oaks Sunset Farmers Market. Located in the New Life Church parking lot, the market has more than 20 vendors selling organic fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, gourmet packaged foods and much more.


folsomfarmersmarketPhoto courtesy Historic Folsom Farmers Market

Historic Folsom Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Folsom Saturday Farmers Market is located at the Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in historic Folsom every Saturday morning throughout the year. Meet with more than 40 farmers and vendors to pick up locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly made baked goods, and fresh eggs and dairy items, all while enjoying live music and the bustling market atmosphere. Why not make a day of it and check out the many other things to do in Folsom?

Granite Bay

Quarry Ponds Town Center Farmers Market
June – October | Sundays 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you’re a Granite Bay local, you don’t have to travel far to stock up on fresh produce, most of it grown right in Placer County. The Quarry Ponds Town Center Farmers Market has everything you need to make a healthy meal, from organic fruit to fresh vegetables and artisan bread. You can even pick up some gourmet cheese and nuts!

Land Park

Land Park Farmers Market
June – Early October | Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A relative newbie to the farmers market scene, the Land Park Farmers Markethas more than 60 sellers offering prepared foods, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and charcuterie. Feel like some kettle corn? They’ve got that. How about a tamale? You can get those too. Head over Land Park to see what this farmers market is all about!


Loomis Farmers Market
July – August | Thursdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located in the Taylor’s parking lot in downtown Loomis, the Loomis Farmers Market is in the heart of Placer County agriculture! Organic fruit and veggies, locally made gourmet food items, flowers and other gift items are all available!


Photo courtesy the Natomas Farmers Market

The Natomas Farmers Market
June 2 – September 29 | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Natomas Farmers Market is a bustling market (complete with live music!) at North Natomas Regional Park. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, vendors also sell meats, seafood, honey, nuts and other specialty food items. You can even take home a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers!


Placerville Certified Farmers’ Market
May – November | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Head to historic Placerville to check out the Placerville Certified Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. This community staple is packed with local farmers eager to share their latest crops, from juicy corn to sweet summer strawberries, sun-ripened tomatoes to fresh herbs. Enjoy your morning while local bands play and the kids participate in activities just for them!

Rancho Cordova

mather3Photo courtesy VA Mather Farmers Market

VA Mather Farmers Market
Year-Round | Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
From donuts to dog treats, pickles to preserves, you’ll find it at the VA Mather Farmers Market in Rancho Cordova. In addition to produce, you can also pick up a hot lunch to go from one of the many food trucks, or bring home some fresh baked bread or artisan crafts.

Sunrise Light Rail Station Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stay connected to local farmers with a visit to the bustling Sunrise Light Rail Station Farmers Market on the corner of Folsom and Sunrise. In addition to the wonderful local foods 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!


Blue Oaks Center Farmers Market
June – October | Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Blue Oaks Center Farmers Market welcomes area farmers and makers every Saturday morning. Located in the RC Willey parking lot in Rocklin, it offers fresh fruits and veggies and food items such as artisan salsa and sauces, pies and tarts, and gourmet seasonings and rubs.


Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr

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 entire Roseville community. Crowds gather in the parking lot of Whole Foods at the Fountains every Tuesday throughout the whole year, where you’ll find a rotating selection of vendors and seasonal items for sale. After shopping, take a load off while the kids run around the playground or play in the seasonal splash fountain.

Downtown Roseville Farmers Market
Year-round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Live music sets the tone for this year-round market in downtown Roseville. Held at the Vernon Street Town Square, the Downtown Roseville Farmers Markethas local produce, baked goods and specialty food items, which bring the whole community together to celebrate at this lively event held on Saturday mornings.


Fremont Park Farmers Market
May – September | Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ringing the perimeter of Fremont Park are dozens of vendors selling everything from produce to nuts to bouquets of flowers. The Fremont Park Farmers Market is centrally located at 16th & P streets and has a playground for little ones to burn off some energy.

Roosevelt Park Farmers Market
May – September | Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Roosevelt Park Farmers Market is another weekday farmers market in downtown Sacramento. Grab some fresh fruits and veggies and local baked goods and enjoy a stroll around the park – this market is relatively uncrowded and a bit smaller than others.

Cesar Chavez Plaza Farmers Market
May – October | Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
What’s better than spending your lunch hour chatting with local farmers, listening to music and grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck? Head to the Cesar Chavez Plaza Farmers Market to get some shopping done while enjoying the sunshine at one of the more popular markets in area. Sometimes you can even spot local chefs picking up their ingredients here!

11828673_581467095327115_2488672523171927402_nPhoto courtesy U.C. Davis Health System Farmers Market 

U.C. Davis Health System Farmers Market
May – October | Wednesdays 3 ­– 7:30 p.m.
It’s not the biggest player in town, but for locals in nearby Elmhurst or Med Center, the U.C. Davis Health System Farmers Market sure is convenient. Stock up on your fresh produce and avoid the rush of the larger markets in downtown and midtown, and grab yourself a bite to eat. Best of all, there’s free parking at Shriners Hospital.

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 more than 40 vendors in the parking lot of the former Sears Auto Center at Florin Rd. and 65th St. The Florin Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to grab your weekly produce after your morning coffee at the nearby Starbucks before you start shopping!

Sutter Medical Center Farmers Market
Year-Round | Thursdays 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The newest farmers market in the Sacramento area is the Sutter Medical Center Farmers Market. A partnership with the Davis Farmers Market, the midtown Sacramento market is near 29th & Capitol in front of the new Sutter Hospital. It has local produce and goods from growers and makers across the greater Sacramento area.

tomatoesPhoto courtesy Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr

Capitol Mall Farmers Market
May – September | Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Another farmers market popular with the lunchtime crowd, the Capitol Mall Farmers Market stretches along Capital Ave. with views of the Tower Bridge. There are fruits, veggies, flowers, wine and plenty of food trucks to choose from!

Oak Park Farmers Market
May – October | Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located in McClatchy Park, the Oak Park Farmers Market is a community-run event that has much more than just shopping! It features local bands, entertainment and children’s activities.  Dozens of local vendors are on hand, including Faria Bakery and FreshWay Fish. You can even pick up seedlings to plant your very own garden at Root 64 Sacramento!

Kaiser Morse Farmers Market
June – November | Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
If you happen to be in the Arden area on a Friday morning, stop in at this small pop-up market at Kaiser Medical Center. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the bigger markets, but it does have plenty of fresh produce, saving you a trip to the grocery store.

Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr

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 more than 50 vendors, watch monthly chef demos, shop from local makers on the second Saturday of the month, and pop into a few shops or boutiques while you’re at it. There are several special events throughout the year, including tasting events, cooking demonstrations, and kid-focused farm tours.

Country Club Plaza Farmers Market
Year-Round | Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In the heart of the Arden-Arcade area, the Country Club Plaza Farmers Market has everything you’re looking for in a farmers market: just-picked produce, live music, even olive oil and vinegars made right here in Sacramento. Best of all, it’s open year-round, so you can still get the freshest fruits and veggies even in the middle of winter.


Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr

Sunday Farmers Market
Year-Round | Sundays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hands down one of the largest and most popular markets in Sacramento is the Sunday Farmers Market near Arden Mall. This market features more than 120 vendors from the Sacramento area and beyond. In addition to produce, you’ll find seafood, meats and eggs.

West Sacramento

River Walk Farmers Market
May – October | Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The West Sacramento River Walk Farmers Market takes place at River Walk Plaza just over the Tower Bridge in West Sacramento. This lively market is teeming with activity, produce and various locally made goods. The riverfront setting, with views of downtown Sacramento, can’t be beat. Stock your fridge with organic produce, specialty food, cold pressed juices, cheese and plenty of other specialty food items.


The Woodland Farmers Market
First Street | May – August | Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Woodland Memorial Hospital | June – August | Tuesdays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Farmers from across the Sacramento Valley have been selling their produce at the Woodland Farmers Market for more than two decades. The events bring members of the Woodland community together not only to shop, but to learn about food through cooking lessons and gardening demonstrations. Twice a month, they have a Kids Farmers Market just for pint-sized shoppers.

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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.