Fun, Food and Farmer’s Markets
As you travel through Mountain Valley Living territories this Summer take the time to stroll through the local markets. Farmers and community markets dot the map offering items from fresh organic foods to hand made, one of a kind crafts.
Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! This festive, weekly market is a ton of fun and features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.
Downtown shops and restaurants open late and ready to serve.
Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors.
Local talent showcased each week from painters to belly dancers and classic rock to youth bands.
Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry are available too.
Fun for kids with balloon-twisting, clowns, inflatables, the Chico Children’s Museum’s Imagination Playground and other hands-on activities, Personal services, community based organizations, and not for profits.
Ride your bike and use the FREE Bike Valet parking service provided by Chico Velo Cycling Club.
NEW! Sierra Nevada Brewing Company offering education and craft beer samples (2nd Thursday of each month)
This is a rain or shine event
Applications to participate in this market as a vendor or performer are available and accepted throughout the season online at www.downtownchico.com.
Chico Certified Farmers’ Market (CCFM) is another favorite for fresh, organic, locally grown treasures from the earth including, olive oil, honey, seeds, homemade jams and much much more. Come join the fun at one of their five locations throughout the beautiful Central Valley listed below. Visit online at www.chicofarmersmarket.com
• Saturday 7:30am–1:00pm, year-round – rain or shine
Wall & E 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico
• Wednesday 7:30am–1:00pm, year-round – rain or shine
North Valley Plaza Mall (Between Trader Joe’s & CVC Pharmacy)
Pillsbury Rd & East Ave
• Saturday 7:30am–12:00pm, 2nd week in May (May 14) – October
Myers & Montgomery Streets
• Tuesday 7:30am–12:00pm, 2nd week in May (May 10) – October
Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd
• Thursday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, DATES TBA
ACE Hardware Parking Lot
For nearly 40 years, the Chico Friday Night Concerts have been a favorite summertime tradition. Held weekly, early-May through early-September in City Plaza, in the heart of downtown. See a full schedule of performers at http://www.downtownchico.com/event-friday-night-concerts_9.htm.
Shasta County has a number of certified seasonal farmers’ markets, operated by the Shasta Grower’s Association (SGA), that provide produce and other food that is fresh, locally grown, and often organic. All of the markets listed gladly accept EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Be sure to note the months and hours of operation for each market.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the markets please contact the Shasta Growers Association at 226-7100 or visit their website at www.shastagrowersassociation.com.
• Thursday, 7:30 am – noon
May 19 – October 13
Shasta Outlets Parking Lot, 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson
• Saturday, 7:30 am – noon
April 2 – December 17
Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding
Marilyn Miller Market
• Tuesday, 7:30 am – noon
June 14 – October 11
Shasta Center Parking Lot, 1700 Churn Creek Road, Redding
Market Street Faire
• Thursday, 5 – 8:30 pm
June 2- July 28
Market Street Promenade, Tehama St to Yuba St Plaza, Redding
Turtle Bay Market
• Sunday, 8 am – noon
June 5 – October 9
Sundial Bridge Parking Lot, opposite 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding
• Wednesday, 3 – 6 pm
June 15 – October 12
Burney Sporting Goods parking lot, 37427 Highway 299 E, Burney
Traveling through Tehama County?
Check out these Red Bluff area favorites.
Frontier Village Certified Market
• Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, year-round
645 Antelope Blvd (across from fairgrounds), Red Bluff
Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber Farmers’ Markets
EBT Gladly Accepted
• Saturday, 7:30 – noon
June 6 – September 26
City Park, 100 Main Street, Red Bluff
• Saturday, 7:30 – noon
June 6 – September 26
2650 Main Street (Home Depot parking lot)
• Wednesday, 5 – 8 pm
June 17 September 9
Washington and Pine Streets, Red Bluff
NEW! Kids activities facilitated by the Red Bluff Parks and Recreation Department!
As you meander to the cooler mountain climates enjoy an afternoon wandering the markets of Lassen and Plumas Counties listed below.
Lassen County Farmers’ Market
601 Richmond Road, Susanville
June to September Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
This farmers market accepts:
WIC2 Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
WIC2 Cash value vouchers
Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Some of the many items for sale at this market:
• Baked goods • Flowers • Eggs • Vegetables & Fruits • Honey • Meats • Plants • Poultry
Download a vendors packet online at www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org/farmer-s-market.html.
Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market •
June 16-Sept 8
This is a fun, friendly farmers’ market located in the mountain town of Quincy in Northeastern California. The Market supports thriving local farms, skilled artisans and a vibrant community.
Swipe your EBT card at the Information Booth.
Get tokens to spend on all benefit eligible items including:
•bread and bakery
•Meat & Poultry
•produce & eggs
In addition they’ll match each dollar you spend – up to $10 per week – with tokens good for fruit and vegetables. That means if you spend $10 in CalFresh benefits you get $20 worth of fresh market produce! For more information visit www.quincyfarmersmarket.org.