California Fresh Farmers' Market Update

2017

Thank you so much for your loyal support of our farming families!

Early Summer at the Certified Farmers' Market


ALL MARKETS ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

OUR TUESDAY MARKETS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

 
What's in the market for my menu on Fourth of July weekend?
 
  • All kinds of stonefruit are reaching their moment of pure perfection.  Mellow white donut peaches, crisp green and yellow pluots, tart pink and purple plums, freckled yellow nectarines, and soft sweet apricots and apriums are all ready to create a rainbow of flavor in your Fourth of July fruit salad.
  • Make sure you show up early in the market day if you want to find cherries and blueberries this weekend.  Many farmers have finished selling these crops for the season.  We will have plenty of caneberries, such as blackberries and raspberries, throughout the summer.  Strawberries will continue a few weeks into the fall season.
  • The best grilling veggies at the moment are hard squashes of all shapes and sizes, small potatoes, and big red onions.  Slice the squash thin and toss with a little oil and seasonings before throwing them over the fire. 
  • Also a good idea to be early to market if you are shopping for fresh crunchy sweet corn.  Most of our corn farmers experienced difficulty planting their corn crops early because of the heavy rains this winter.  There will be the first small crop available though this weekend.  The same applies for watermelon; there will be only a few, but they will be absolutely the freshest.
  • Lots of healthy greens and lettuce as well as aromatic fresh basil and cilantro will be ready for your green salad.  To top it off, the first field grown and vine ripened cherry and plum tomatoes are now absolutely full of savory sweet flavor.