Santa Cruz County’s rich sandy soil combined with warm sunny days and cool foggy nights create one of the most distinctive geographical areas in California for fruits and vegetables. And there’s no better place to see it all at once than at a weekly farmers market, where fruits and vegetables are the stars of the show.
The 14 different flavors of almonds at Stackhouse Brothers Orchards at the Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market, May through December.
The centrally-located space for parents to leave their young ones, who can draw, play or get their faces painted at the Felton Farmer’s Market in the San Lorenzo Valley.
The free Veggie Valet Program at the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market, where you can drop off your market purchases and either continue shopping or grab your car for curbside pickup.
Bluegrass, jazz, country blues, and other types of music at the Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets’ annual music series. Featured at the Felton, Scotts Valley, Westside, and Live Oak Farmer’s Markets, these weekly performances keep things lively and fresh!
Professional sharpening services for knives and gardening tools at the Aptos Farmer’s Market, named by Coastal Living Magazine as one of “The Coast’s Best Farmers Markets.”
The FoodShed Project – an education and outreach program highlighting the work of local farmers, food artisans, and community partners through special events and educational demonstrations, and hosted by the Santa Cruz Community Farmer’s Markets.
Did You Know?
There is virtually a farmer’s market for every day of the week:
Aptos Farmer’s Market
8AM – Noon
Downtown Santa Cruz
1PM – 6PM May-Oct., 1PM -5PM Nov.-April
1:30PM – 5:30PM
First Tuesday in May – Last Tuesday in October
9AM – 1PM
9AM – 1PM
Westside Santa Cruz
9AM – 1PM
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Certified Farmers Market
8AM – 4PM