Time: 9a–1p
Day: Saturday, June 6 - Nov. 21
Months: Closed Now: Market season is first Saturday in June - third Saturday in Nov.
Location: King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Community Cntr
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The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market opening date has been postponed to June 6th in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We are excited to open our doors to you in the near future. The 2020 season will look different as we pare down to our fundamental function – supplying residents with healthy, nutritious foods grown by regional farms. We will not be hosting special events but we will be bringing 100% of our spirit and love for community out to the market every week. Please learn about our detailed response to the novel coronavirus HERE.

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, 9a-1p. 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.

 

Kids Zone!

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

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.

2020 FoodShed Project Series – Expect the Schedule Below in 2021

Mountain Feed & Farm Supply (MFFA) DIY workshops and the Scotts Valley community at large make these events unique. MFFS presentations run 10-11a. Foodshed Fact Hunt, bike blender, music, photobooth and art table run 9:30-12:30a. Facepainting is 10a-noon.

May 1
Season Opener Celebration/Free Strawberry Shortcake

Grab your bags, your kids, your sweetie, your neighbor and head to the opening day at the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market. A new tradition at this market, FREE strawberry short cake and an array of festivities for all. Kids can dress up in their favorite strawberry inspired outfit and visit the photo booth.

June 12
Summer, Summer, Summer Time

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.

September 4
Apple-A-Day Festival

Apples grow all over Santa Cruz County and are delicious, hardy and loved for endless reasons. On September 4th, 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.

October 23
Foodie Fruity Wreath Making Extravaganza

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.