|Months:||April 1 to November 18|
|Location:||King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Community Cntr|
|Features:||EBT/SNAP, Kids Zone, Music series|
Scotts Valley Market
The Scotts Valley Market is open, bringing over 25 growers and food artisans to you each Saturday, 9am to 1pm. Expect to see a great mix of fruits and vegetables, pasture eggs and meats from these farms: Old House, Route 1, Stone Meal, Serendipity Farm, Live Earth, Stackhouse, Ken’s Top Notch Produce, Violini Asparagus, Madrone Coast, Triple Delight Blueberries and Rodoni Farm. And bringing baked, sauteed and whipped together wonderfulness – Companion Bakeshop, Beckman’s Bakery, H & H Fish, Red Sea East African food, Hidden Fortress Coffee Bar and Ashby Confections chocolate to name a handful.
Some of the farms you love are getting creative and working hard to bring customers the full spectrum of what can be grown in our region. This year Old House Farm brings shelling beans and figs to market and offers 50% off garden starts in April. R&K Honey brings the good sweet stuff from their hives in Boulder Creek and, a rotating farm-to-condiment table spotlights local food artisans who know that sourcing from market farms creates the best flavor for their products. Keep your eyes out for a craft booth featuring local artists, Copper Moon Apothecary selling specialty body products and Burn with fermented hot sauces and veggies like jalapenos, carrots and beets.
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 is across the from the new Scotts Valley library.
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.
Kermit the Bicycle Library comes to the SV Market: Scavenger Hunts and Prizes!
A new partnership between the Farmers’ Markets and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is brewing. This year a bright green mobile, bike library who goes by the name of Kermit will be visiting the Scotts Valley, Felton and Downtown Farmers’ markets. A scavenger hunt will ensue, sending kids and adults around the market to learn fun food facts, sketch various fruits and vegetables and talk to the people who grow the food we eat. The prize, a basket of strawberries, a lemonade, a cookie at Companion Bakeshop. Come and see for yourself. The SV Market dates are below.
Saturday, May 20, 10am-noon
Saturday, June 17, 10am-noon
Saturday, July 15, 10am-noon
Saturday, August 19, 10am-noon
Pop-Up Breakfast Event: July 8th in Scotts Valley
We at the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets miss no opportunity to celebrate around good food. Joining in the fun 2013-2016, we have hosted between four and six pop-up, farm-to-table breakfast events at the Scott’s Valley and Westside FM each year. In the space of the markets, guests gather to sit down at a long table among friends and enjoy a fresh, multi-course meal prepared on-site. At each event admired local chefs serve up sensational mixes of simple cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from the very farms that sell at the market. Local youth leaders from food justice organization FoodWhat?! serve the fair while farmers mingle at the tables. Each event offers its own pleasing qualities: a wood-fired stove, seasonal blooms, fine charcutery. With each event we learn more about how to make this moment magical, connecting farmers, chefs, our local landscape and you. The 2017 schedule is available and tickets are on sale now. Chef Brad Briske will be orchestrating an outstanding menu on July 8th. These events sold out last year with a waiting list – we encourage you to purchase your tickets now.