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.
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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 Downtown Stockton Certified Farmers’ Market is held year-round on Saturday from 5:30 am to 11 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!
Add fresh flavors with a stop at the a San Joaquin Certified Farmers Market, held Thursdays, May through November from 8am to 1pm (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 8am to 1pm!
One of the newest markets in Stockton, it is held behind Whirlows Tossed and Grilled along the Miracle Mile on Wednesdays starting April 7, 2021. In addition to local fruits, vegetables and food, there is live music, local artisans and makers and more treasures to find. These markets happen in the evenings starting at 5 pm, so you can head over after work and load up on fresh produce for the rest of the week.
Held on-site at Stockton's Edible Schoolyard, the Market Place is open year round on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. 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 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 May through October, on Saturdays, 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.
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 at 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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