|Day:||Saturday, May 2 - Nov. 21|
|Months:||Closed Now: Market season is first Saturday in May - third Saturday in Nov.|
|Location:||King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Community Cntr|
|Features:||EBT/SNAP, Kids Zone, Market Match, Music series|
The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is CLOSED for the season and will reopen the first week of May 2020. Thank you all for another great year!
Started in 2009 with the City of Scotts Valley, the market represents farmers and specialty food purveyors along with cook-to-order food. This local market is the place for the the Scotts Valley community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. During the summer months, SCCFM music series showcases local music and there is a shaded cafe seating area, along with space for the young ones to hang out and play. The market provides unlimited free parking and is located next to Sky Park and across from the Scotts Valley library.
At the Scotts Valley Market over 30 growers and food artisans come out to set up each Saturday, 9am to 1pm. They offer a great mix of fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised eggs and meats and local and sustainably caught seafood in addition to ready to eat cuisine, baked goods and a full coffee and espresso bar.
The 2020 Season
The Scotts Valley Market opens on May 2nd 2020. Keep checking in here and follow us on Instagram to learn more about what’s coming down the line in 2020. For now a big shout out to all those who made 2019 a great season full of fresh veggies, live music, festivities, education, visiting and all the goodness that sharing food brings.
PAST Special Events hosted in 2019 (the 2020 Season will be announced soon).
May 4th: Season Opener Celebration/Free Strawberry Shortcake
We’ll be celebrating opening day with FREE strawberry short cake and an array of festivities. Kids can dress up in their favorite strawberry inspired outfit and get their photo taken at the photo booth. We will be running our popular DIY art table for the kids or bring them over to get their face painted. Live music all day by the Mojo Navigators. Market opens at 9am…stop by sooner if you like!
August 31st: Apple-A-Day Festival
Apples grow all over Santa Cruz County and are delicious, hardy and loved for endless reasons. On August 31st, during the standard Scotts Valley Market hours (9am-1pm), the market rolls out this free event with a flurry of activities for kids and adults alike. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries offers story time and an apple scavenger hunt – participants learn foodie facts, talk to farmers and win a basket of berries. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply joins us for a DIY workshop making apple sauce from 10:30-11:30am. The apple art table and live music set the mood. Santa Cruz Cider heads up apple pressing and tasting – always a hit – and face painting decorates the little ones.
The market provides parents a centrally located shaded spot in the market that their kids can hang out, draw, play with toys, read and work on their best socialization skills with other young ones.
Market Match offers farmers’ market customers a dollar for dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards at the Felton market. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for $7, they get $7 of Market Match for free, swipe $10, you get $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2020 season. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to take advantage of the Market Match incentive.