|Months:||May 5 to November 17|
|Location:||King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Community Cntr|
|Features:||EBT/SNAP, Kids Zone, Music series|
Apple a Day Festival September 8th!!
Last year we hosted this event in Felton and it was a total blast! This year we’re going to do it again at both markets! Apples grow all over Santa Cruz County and are delicious, hardy and loved for endless reasons. On September 8th, during the standard Scotts Valley Market hours (9am-1pm), this free event hosts a flurry of activities for kids and adults alike. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries offers story time and an apple scavenger hunt – 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 10-11am. The apple art table and live music sets the mood. There will be apple pressing and tasting, face painting and all the standard joys of this wonderful neighborhood market.
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 25 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 from Old House Farm, Route 1 Farms, Stone Meal Farm, Serendipity Farm, Live Earth Farm, Stackhouse Farm, Ken’s Top Notch Produce, Violini Asparagus, Madrone Coast, Triple Delight Blueberries, Rodoni Farm and H & H Fresh Fish. And bringing baked, sauteed and whipped together wonderfulness – Companion Bakeshop, Beckman’s Bakery, Red Sea East African food, Hidden Fortress Coffee Roasters and Ashby Confections chocolate to name a handful.
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.