It’s Time to Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week!

 

Fresh and organic vegetables at farmers market

Brought to you by Healthy Shasta

There’s something special about attending a farmers’ market. Smiling vendors greet you with samples of their products, the smell of freshly-made meals drift through the area and unique handmade crafts dangle over booths. With a market almost every day of the week, there’s no excuse to not have your home constantly full of fresh, local produce. Support your local farmers, artisans and entertainers while having a great time at a farmers’ market.

Going on a weekly family outing to the Farmer’s Market is a fun tradition for many in Northern California and will be even more exciting during National Farmer’s Market week August 5 – 11th.  This annual celebration sponsored by the National Farmer’s Market Coalition is designed to promote local Farmer’s Markets and support local growers who bring farm to table healthy produce and other foods to the community promoting healthy lifestyles.

If you are a regular to the markets you know about all of the great prices on fresh food and the myriad of interesting culinary delights you’ll find from homemade chocolates to sandwiches, pickles, jams, nuts and tamales. There is even cooking demonstrations and tastings from Chef at the Market with locally grown foods. If you’ve never been to the markets National Farmer’s Market Week would be a great time to try it. Here are some of the many reasons to go:

  • Enjoy music and festivities from local artists
  • Fresh farm to table foods often at lower prices
  • Support our local Shasta County economy
  • Help our local farmers – they create 13 full time jobs with every $1million in sales
  • Try new and interesting nutritious recipes – visit The Chef
  • Healthy fare available to low income residents through the SNAP program
  • Meet fun, health conscious people in the community
  • Get fit!  Frequenting Farmer’s Markets is associated with a lower body mass index (BMI)

Here is a schedule of the Farmer’s Markets in Shasta County, provided by Healthy Shasta:

Redding Market

Saturday, April 7 – December 15
7:30 a.m. – noon
Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding

Turtle Bay Market

Sunday, June 10 – October 14
8:00 a.m. – noon.
Sundial Bridge Parking Lot, Redding

Marilyn Miller Market

Tuesday, June 12 – October 9
7:30 a.m. – noon.
Shasta Center, 1700 Churn Creek Road, Redding

Burney Market

Wednesday, June 13 – October 10
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Burney Sporting Goods Parking Lot
37427 Hwy 299 E., Burney

Anderson Market

Thursday, June 7 – September 27
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson

Other Nearby Farmers’ Markets

Gather Marketplace

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1043 State Street, Redding

Palo Cedro 50 Mile Market

Thursdays 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
22037 Old Forty Four Drive, Palo Cedro
Palo Cedro Community Guild

Red Bluff Farmers Markets 2018

Saturdays: Year-round
June – October 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
November – May 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

100 Main Street, Red Bluff

Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
June 6 – August 25
600 block Washington St, Red Bluff

www.redbluffchamber.com (530) 527-6220
Slow Food Shasta Cascade

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