Thursdays at Sutter Davis Hospital this summer will feature the Davis Farmers Market for its second year running.
Sutter Davis Hospital and the Davis Farmers Market have been partners for several years.
“They wanted to bring the Farmers Market to people that work there, to physicians and to the neighborhood,” said Executive Director of the Davis Farmers Market Randii MacNear. “The whole nature of being healthy is eating good food, including fresh fruits and vegetables.”
The market opened on May 10 and will continue until Aug. 29, operating from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Opening day featured cooking demos and tastings, face time with Dinger and Sacramento River Cats players, health screenings and giveaways, in addition to an abundance of fresh produce.
“It was a great turnout,” MacNear said. “We were very impressed, because it was a little windy!”
Despite the wind, many market-goers were excited to see the market’s return.
“There were lots of neighborhood people and people from the hospital telling us how happy they were to have it back,” MacNear said. “We were sold out in cherries and apricots, so we had a great day.”
In the market’s press release, MacNear confirmed about a dozen sellers for this year’s Sutter Farmers Market, most of which arrived on opening day.
Nuefeld Farms in Kingsburg is vending stone fruits, including cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines.
Loving Nature Farm of Clarksburg is providing Asian vegetables as well as lettuce and flowers.
Acampo’s Toledo Farms is selling vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, beets, onions and garlic as well as cherries and tomatoes.
Henry’s Bullfrog Bees is selling its signature honey.
Bouchon Plants of Suisun City is offering garden starts and plants.
Mehl’s Farm of Watsonville is providing strawberries.
Heavy Dirt Farm of Davis is selling greens, lettuces, green garlic, herbs and flowers.
Upper Crust Bakery, another Davis operation, is offering a variety of breads and baked goods.
Starting tomorrow, the market will also feature blueberries from Neilsen’s Berries in Dunnigan, as well as Muscovey duck, lamb and pork. Garden and vegetable starts from Creekside Ranch and Skelark Creek in Capay Valley will also be available.
Other sellers will join later in the season.
As far as payment goes, Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and issues Scrip cards. They also accept Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Farmers Market nutrition coupons for WIC mothers and seniors.
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