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Visit Carmichael Farmers Market for year-round fun

Visit Carmichael Farmers Market for year-round fun

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One of Sacramento’s great park-situated farmers markets was bustling with activity on the Sunday of the California International Marathon. At first, the market was quiet with anticipation as runners passed Carmichael Park on a closed thoroughfare. But as Fair Oaks Boulevard reopened, shoppers with pent-up enthusiasm filled the Carmichael Farmers Market, where they strolled the lanes of fresh produce, prepared foods and crafts to the beat of the Roy Thorpe…

KCC Farmers Market

Oahu’s KCC Farmers Market is a pineapple mecca

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If your travels take you to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, plan on making a stop at the KCC Farmers Market. This very large market is located directly across from Diamond Head State Park at Kapiolani Community College. The market runs from 7:30-11 a.m. every Saturday. Get there early to beat the crowds and get first grab at the produce and other treats offered. As you travel through this market…

Kiwifruit’s the thing at Ariza Farms in Orland

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Perhaps you’ve passed up those odd-looking fuzzy brown fruits at the market. Kiwifruit, or just kiwi, don’t do as much to advertise their sweetness as, say, a rosy peach. I’ll admit I’ve never been a big fan of kiwis. But I was won over the other day when Mike Ariza handed me a taste at the Certified Farmers Market at Laguna Gateway Center in Elk Grove, south of Sacramento. Picked…

Land Park Farmers Market creates a sensation in Sacramento suburbs

Land Park Farmers Market creates a sensation in Sacramento suburbs

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If ever there was a neighborhood ready for a farmers market, Land Park in Sacramento, California’s southern suburbs is it. Despite the cool fall weather, the crowds flocked to the grand opening of the Land Park Farmers Market on November 23. It’s an ideal location for a market, with vendors set up along the park’s empty streets that are usually used as parking for the nearby Sacramento City College. It…