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Exclusive, all-organic Point Reyes Farmers Market worth the trip

Exclusive, all-organic Point Reyes Farmers Market worth the trip

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Point Reyes Station is not a large town, but it’s home to one of the most famous farmers markets in California, making several “best of” lists nationwide. It’s even worthy of a visit from Prince Charles and Camilla, who made a special trip to the all-organic market in 2005. The Point Reyes Farmers Market is cozy, with less than 20 vendors set up on the premises of Toby’s Feed Barn in…

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Sacramento’s Midtown Farmers Market makes a great move

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The Midtown Farmers Market in Sacramento recently took to the streets. And that’s a good thing. The market had clearly outgrown its previous location — the stuffy, cramped parking lot between brick buildings at 2020 J Street. Now just leave your car in the lot and walk to the market on the adjacent block on 20th Street, which during market hours is closed to traffic between J and K streets. It’s the…

Sacramento nonprofit excels at managing farmers markets

Sacramento nonprofit excels at managing farmers markets

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Management and organization of Certified Farmers Markets can be a challenge, but one Sacramento nonprofit has developed a successful model that’s being replicated all over town. BeMoneySmartUSA — an organization started in 2009 to provide free financial literacy education to youth — stumbled upon a happy partnership that is driving customers to local businesses, preparing young people for jobs, bringing farm-fresh foods to consumers, all while supporting the nonprofit financially. About the…

Baskets of berries beautifully displayed at Avila Beach Farmers Market. Photo: Shannon McGregor / CaliGirl Photography

Avila Beach: A hidden gem of a town and farmers market too

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If you’re traveling to the Central Coast of California, make sure you spend some time in the hidden gem town known as Avila Beach. About 10-11 miles south of San Luis Obispo off Highway 101, look for either San Luis Bay Drive or Avila Beach Drive to take you back behind the coastal hills and into this spectacular little town. The waterfront, brilliantly redeveloped after oil contamination was discovered in…

Green tomatoes from the Upland Farmers Market. Photo: Shannon McGregor

Linger over the dog days of summer at Historic Downtown Upland farmers market

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Every week from April to October the locals gather on the streets of Historic Downtown Upland in San Bernardino County for a farmers market. Historic Downtown Upland begins on 2nd and 9th street with farm stands running down the middle of the street from 5-9 p.m. each Thursday. Walk down one side of the street and then back up the other side, rounding the middle of the market with its big…