Stockton, California is located in the middle of the abundance of California’s Central Valley.
To celebrate the agricultural richness of the region, the Stockton region offers numerous farmers’ markets that bring the farm to your table as soon as the produce is picked. Even better, many farmers’ markets are open year-round so that locals and visitors can get fresh food any time of the year.
Visit your favorite farmers’ markets to shop for groceries, get to know local producers, and enjoy an abundance of locally grown organic produce for prices you can’t beat. Your taste buds and recipes will thank you for the fresh ingredients! Take a look at some of Stockton’s farmers’ markets:
Formerly known as the Downtown Stockton Asian Farmers' Market, this is a great place to stroll through and find interesting items. One of the oldest farmers’ markets in the state, the Golden Villa Farmers' Market is held year-round on Saturday from 5:30 am to 10 am throughout the year, and draws hundreds, if not thousands from around the region.
In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market also offers Asian produce, products, seafood, and sweets. The amazing assortment of items landed this market on Saveur magazine’s Top 100 in 2007!
Home to the memorable Umbrella Alley, Yosemite Street Village houses its street market from Saturday, April 16 to the end of September from 9 am to noon. This annual market features a variety of fresh produce and local artisans & makers along the sidewalks. Plus, you can enjoy some great Terra Coffee and delicious Fired Pizza.
Spend time with the community by picking up some crafty jewelry and maybe getting a Henna tattoo or two.
Add fresh flavors with a stop at the San Joaquin Certified Farmers' Market, held Thursdays, May through November from 8 am to 1 pm (behind Weberstown Mall). The market features a variety of fresh produce and fresh baked goods!
BONUS: You can enjoy in-season produce year-round at the same location every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm!
Held on-site at Stockton's Edible Schoolyard, the Market Place is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Experience what life on the farm is like by purchasing goods that were picked the same day, on-site, in addition to specialties from nearby growers. Eggs, honey, and other farm harvests will make your trip complete.
The Lodi Farmers’ Market held Thursdays (May through September) from 5 - 8 pm is reminiscent of the street fairs that pepper San Francisco, thanks to the music and booths that intersperse a selection of vendors selling everything from locally made sausages to clothing.
The Downtown Tracy Farmers’ Market, held on Saturdays (May through October) from 8 am to 1 pm, gives locals and visitors the chance to not only stock up on fresh produce but also local favorites from delicious places like Hella Pie Pizza Co.
The Manteca Market on Maple is exactly as it sounds. A fantastic farmers' market—providing certified produce, baked goodies, snack foods, sweets, hot foods, and more—every Saturday on 100 Block Maple Ave in Downtown Manteca from May 14th to October 29th.
Other local markets that attract both locals and passersby are the Market at Delta College and the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Flea Market, each with its own specialty and plenty of fresh offerings. Enjoy the fresh produce and time spent with family and friends on your next visit to a farmers’ market!
Be sure to check out the San Joaquin County Farm Guide and Map for a list of farms and u-pick ranches, and further details to help you plan your trip.
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