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Weekday downtown farmers’ markets are back and ready for business

Published: Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Ready to make your farmers’ market visits more than just a Sunday-under-the-freeway thing?

You’re in luck.

Weekday downtown certified farmers’ markets are back and ready for business starting today.

Markets are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and “offer shoppers the finest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, herbs and cheeses,” according to Downtown Sacramento Partnership, which has also put together helpful tips for a more fruitful ( ahem) shopping excursion (example: “Smaller bills and exact change are greatly appreciated by farmers and their employees”).

Here’s a list of market location and dates:


• Fremont Park, 16th and P streets, May 6 – Sept. 23

• Roosevelt Park, 10th and P streets, May 6 – Sept. 23


• Cesar Chavez Park, 10th and J streets, May 7 – Oct. 29


• Capitol Mall, 6th Street and Capitol, May 8 – Sept. 25

• Capitol Park, 15th and L streets, May 8 – Sept. 25

More information: (916) 442-8575

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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