Want access to farm fresh fruit and vegetables? In Sutter County, you have an opportunity every Saturday morning at the Yuba City Certified Farmer’s Market on Plumas Street at Town Center park (where the water fountain is located). The market opens at 8 a.m. and runs until noon.
The Sutter County Agriculture Department certifies that those who are selling the items at the farmer’s market are selling what is grown on their property. The certification process is the result in a change in state law several years ago that allows farmers to sell directly to customers without expensive packaging.
Some, but not all, of the growers at the market sell organic produce. According to the Sutter County Agriculture Department, there is a separate registration and certification process for labeling produce organic.
One of the great aspects of the Farmer’s Market is the ability to directly interact with the people who are growing your food, or with Master Gardener’s from the UC Davis Farm Extensions Service. In addition, Sutter County Public Health is conducting a “Fruit and Veggie Festival,” with a raffle and fun games for kids this Saturday.
There are approximately 35 certified producers in Sutter County. With that certification, they can sell at any Certified Farmer’s Market in California. Most sell locally, however, including in surrounding counties.