In 1996, a small group of local family farmers got together and opened The Woodland Farmers Market in the parking lot of the County Fair Mall. After 11 years at the County Fair Mall, it was time to move the market Downtown! With a few years spent at Freeman Park on Main Street, the Saturday Farmers Market found a new home in 2012 at the Heritage Plaza area next to the Opera House. This new location brings the market to the middle of our beautiful historic downtown area and with two public parking lots on either side of the market, this is a much more convenient location for our customers.
In 2011, the Woodland Farmers Market split the location of the markets to better serve our Community. The Saturday market remained at Heritage Plaza and the Tuesday market was moved to Woodland Healthcare in front of the Cancer Neurosciences building on Cottonwood Street. With the continued support of Woodland Healthcare and the Woodland Healthcare Foundation, our Tuesday market has grown into a fun evening market with live music, a bounce house, prepared food and of course the freshest produce in town! The partnership with Woodland Healthcare allows our community members access to nutritional information and free blood pressure screenings each week.
The Woodland Farmers Market is a seasonal market that features only the highest quality, locally grown produce. In addition to gorgeous fruits and vegetables, the market offers fresh eggs, artisan breads, handcrafts, fresh fish, entertainment and more. All items are reasonably priced and in many cases, offer shoppers big savings and of course you cannot beat the taste of the fruits and vegetables.
The Woodland Farmers Market accepts Farmers Market WIC vouchers and CalFreshEBTcards. The Woodland Farmers Market customers can also use their credit or debit cards at the information booth to purchase "market bucks" to spend at any vendor booth! No need to go to the ATM before heading to the market.
The Woodland Farmer's Market is the hub of community where you can meet new friends, say hello to old ones, and take part in fun activities for the whole family. The Saturday Woodland Farmers Market operates from the middle of May to September and sometimes to October if Mother Nature is cooperative and the Woodland Farmers Market at Woodland Healthcare is operations from the first Tuesday in June to the end of August. Don't miss out on the fun and come support your local farmers.
In 1995, a serendipitous meeting between two small family farmers sparked the beginning of The Woodland Farmer's Market. Rural Woodland residents Sonia and Daniel Mora had been looking for a local outlet for the beautiful produce from their farm when they met Ed and Janet Eckhoff who were looking for something similar. Both couples had seen farmers markets in surrounding cities and noticed that Woodland didn't have one of its own.
So in 1996, the Moras and the Eckhoffs began offering a weekly summer season farmer's market where Woodland residents could have easy access to fresh local produce. The Woodland Farmer's Market has been offering quality goods at reasonable prices in a fun, festive atmostphere. "I love talking to people at the market" says co-founder Sonia Mora, "We often share recipes and it's wonderful to hear how much someone liked something as they come back week after week!"
Click here to meet the members of the First Board of Directors for The Woodland Farmers Market