More Than Four Decades In Grass Valley
Formerly known as the Grower’s Market, the Grass Valley Farmers Market was started in 1980 – more than 40 years ago! The location has moved around over the years and was previously at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and the historic North Star House.
Every Saturday and Tuesday morning, look for the Grass Valley Farmers’ Market in the Pine Creek Shopping Center. Come listen to live music, hear from local non-profit organizations doing good work in our community, and if you want to know about plants and gardening, UC Master Gardeners of Nevada County are on hand to answer all of your questions.
Supporting Local And Sustainable Family Farms
The market supports a diversity of local and regional small California family farms from different cultures and backgrounds and some vendors have participated in the market for nearly three decades. Many farmers practice sustainable farming, do not use pesticides or GMOs, and/ or are certified organic. Artisans bring their wares ranging from ceramics to jewelry to fabrics and woodworking. On Tuesdays, a new hot food vendor is making delicious South American arepas.
“Our vendors come from Grass Valley and several surrounding counties. We have certified organic Nevada County and regional farms. You’ll find many varieties of stone fruit, a plethora of produce, juicy berries, grass-fed meat, fancy mushrooms, local honey, gourmet olive oil and vinegar, handmade tamales, fresh fish, baked goods, jams, free-range eggs and more.”
Jade Benetatos Market Manager.
But Wait, There’s More!
Grass Valley isn’t the only market in Nevada County. View the list below for the full low down.
Grass Valley Farmers’ Market
Learn more – 530-265-5551
April 23 – Nov 19; 8 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Pine Creek Shopping Center– (by RE/MAX Gold Real Estate)
May 3 – August 30; 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Pine Creek Shopping Center —(near Jamba Juice)
Grass Valley Downtown Association Thursday Night Market
June 23 – July 28; 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Mill Street, downtown Grass Valley
Nevada City Farmers Market
In 2007, the Nevada City community came together to create a walkable marketplace where local farmers who practice sustainable agriculture and local businesses could gather in one place.
May 1 – December 18; 8:30 am – 1 pm
Location: Union Street, downtown Nevada City
January 15 – April 30; 10 am – 1 pm
Location: SAEL School Auditorium – 505 Main Street, downtown Nevada City
Truckee Certified Farmers Market
May 14 – October 15; 8 am to 1 pm
Location: Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road
Tasty Thursday Farmers Market (year round)
Year-round; 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley