It’s Time to Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week!
Brought to you by Healthy Shasta
Thereâ€™s something special about attending a farmersâ€™ 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, thereâ€™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 farmersâ€™ market.
Going on a weekly family outing to the Farmerâ€™s Market is a fun tradition for many in Northern California and will be even more exciting during National Farmerâ€™s Market week August 5 â€“ 11th.Â This annual celebration sponsored by the National Farmerâ€™s Market Coalition is designed to promote local Farmerâ€™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 youâ€™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 youâ€™ve never been to the markets National Farmerâ€™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 â€“ they create 13 full time jobs with every $1million in sales
- Try new and interesting nutritious recipes â€“ visit The Chef
- Healthy fare available to low income residents through the SNAP program
- Meet fun, health conscious people in the community
- Get fit!Â Frequenting Farmerâ€™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:
Saturday, AprilÂ 7 â€“ December 15
7:30 a.m. â€“Â noon
Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding
Turtle Bay Market
Sunday, JuneÂ 10 â€“ OctoberÂ 14
8:00 a.m. â€“ noon.
Sundial Bridge Parking Lot, Redding
Marilyn Miller Market
Tuesday, June 12 â€“ OctoberÂ 9
7:30 a.m. â€“ noon.
Shasta Center, 1700 Churn Creek Road, Redding
Wednesday, June 13 â€“ October 10
3:00 p.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m.
Burney Sporting Goods Parking Lot
37427 Hwy 299 E., Burney
Thursday, June 7 â€“Â September 27
7:30 a.m. â€“ 12:00 p.m.
Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson
Other Nearby Farmersâ€™ Markets
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1043 State Street,Â Redding
Palo Cedro 50 Mile Market
Thursdays 3:00 p.m.Â to 6:00 p.m.
22037 Old Forty Four Drive, Palo Cedro
Palo Cedro Community Guild
Red Bluff Farmers Markets 2018
June â€“ October 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
November â€“ May 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
100 Main Street, Red Bluff
Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. â€“Â 8:00 p.m.
JuneÂ 6 â€“ August 25
600 block Washington St, Red Bluff
www.redbluffchamber.comÂ (530) 527-6220
Slow Food Shasta Cascade