Farmers Market – X & 9th Streets


I never really appreciated fresh produce before I moved to Sacramento two years ago.  Things like fruit stands and farmers markets overflowing with fruits and vegetables, likely picked and delivered straight from nearby farms that morning, just don’t exist in Phoenix as they do in California.  These days, Sunday morning visits to the farmers market on X and 9th streets in downtown Sacramento have not only become a regular part of my weekly routine, but they’re one of my favorite parts about living in this city.

There are a lot of reasons why strolling through the downtown farmers market each Sunday has become an almost therapeutic way for me to “check out” before heading back to the daily grind on Monday. It’s the unassuming location and popping up like clockwork under a freeway overpass each week; the friendly faces of the “mushroom lady,” “avocado guy” and “chicken lady” I now look forward to seeing and chatting with weekly; the huge selection of fresh fruit, veggies, meat, seafood, pastries and flowers just begging to be taken home. Needless to say, this particular farmers market is a “must” on my list of things to do in Sacramento. Regardless of what’s on your shopping list, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for – and then some!

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  • Tarra | Aug 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Farmers Markets are the best, especially living in the San Joaquin Valley. The best fruits and vegetables are grown right here and conveniently available at these markets! Summer time is my favorite time to go because the variety of fruits increases and is deliciously amazing – nectarines, peaches, cherries, etc. Yum! 🙂

  • Derek | Aug 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

    It always surprises me that when you travel out-of-state people have no idea that we grow produce in California.

  • Straw Hat Pizza | Aug 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Never seen this before! Can’t wait to go to it!