Are you ready to step out of your Vallejo apartment and venture some place new around town? Maybe you should try a farmers' market. They are often loaded with new things to discover and a lot of fresh produce to purchase. Here's what you can find at a Vallejo farmers' market.
Vallejo's Farmers' Markets
There are actually two farmers' markets in Vallejo:
- The downtown farmers' market is located at Georgia Street and Marin Street. It is held on Saturdays throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Kaiser farmers' market is located at 975 Sereno Drive in front of the Kaiser Permanente Hospital. It is held on Fridays throughout the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Both markets are popular and full of local produce, handcrafted gifts, flowers and other amazing things. In general, they offer similar buying and visiting experiences. Here's an overview of what to expect.
You can expect locally grown, seasonal produce. This includes lettuces, vegetables of all kinds, fruits of all kinds, and other food items, such as fresh eggs and honey. The farmers are all very pleasant and are willing to engage and answer any questions you have about their produce.
Food and street vendors are always part of the fun of Vallejo's farmers' markets. You can expect spicy Afghan food and naan bread, pizza enjoyed by everyone, and ice cream for those warm days. All your street vendor favorites are there.
Baked Goods and Other Specialty Items
You can find a number of baked goods at the market, including chicken cupcakes — that's right, fried chicken on a cupcake. There are also roasted peanut specialties, cooking oil varieties, and homemade items, such as guacamole and other favorite dips and sauces. Apart from food, you can also find a number of handcrafted gifts, such as carvings and jewelry, and handpicked flowers.
Entertainment and Events
A farmers' market would not be a farmers' market without some good old entertainment. You will often find live music for your listening pleasure. If you subscribe to the farmers' market Facebook page or attend the market regularly, you will hear about events for special occasions.
As you can see, the local farmers' market is worth a visit. At Bay Village, you are just a five-minute drive to the downtown farmers' market, so check it out this weekend.