Sacramento Farmers’ Market

Sacramento’s Certified Farmers’ Market (CFM) is definitely something you should take advantage of if you are in the area. The market times and locations can be found on the website http://www.california-grown.com/Market-times.html. I find that the produce tastes better than what you can get at the nearest grocery store. One of the most popular markets is the Sunday CFM under the freeway at the corner of 8th and W. This one is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is one of the few that is open year round. There is plenty of parking there and it has the largest selection of the CFM’s in town. In addition to fruits and vegetables you can find fresh flowers, local honey, lavender satchels, meat, fish, eggs and pastries – all from local vendors.

Here are some shots of the flowers:

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

You wouldn’t believe it but this Sunday I saw the Mayor Kevin Johnson and his fiancée Michelle Rhee. There were a lot of people coming up to him so I snapped a quick photo and went about my merry way.

Kevin Johnson Mayor Sacramento Farmer's Market

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and fiancée Michelle Rhee at the Farmer's Market

And here are some of the items I ended up purchasing. Green onions, Asian pears, mandarins, heirloom cherry tomatoes (also grass-fed beef ribs, eggplant, red-leaf lettuce and spinach but they didn’t make it to the photo shoot). If you haven’t tried Asian pears before I highly recommend them.

Sacramento Farmer's Market Asian Pears

Asian Pears

Sacramento Farmer's Market Asian Pears

Mandarins

Sacramento Farmer's Market Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Sacramento Farmer's Market

Shop local this holiday season! CFM – perfect for holiday fixins!

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6 responses to “Sacramento Farmers’ Market

  1. Oh, look at all those beautiful flowers and tasty treats! Those Asian Pears and Heirloom Tomatoes look ESPECIALLY good ❤

  2. yay! I love the farmer’s market here. Great shots. I keep missing the market because I’m out of town 😦

  3. Wade and Associates

    Thanks y’all. I really don’t like my digital camera ($99 Target special), mostly because it is really unpredictable, but it’s nice to know that some of the pictures are not horrible. Half the time they are out of focus or randomly just more yellow than they are supposed to be :p

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  5. I love the farmer’s markets here! (I’m sure they are fine everywhere else too) It is amazing how different the food tastes!

    Sarah at Classroom Chic

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