|Day:||Saturday, OPENS May 6th|
|Months:||May - third Saturday in Nov.|
|Location:||5060 Scotts Valley Drive, Boys & Girls Club Parking Lot|
|Features:||Delicious Meals, EBT/SNAP, Live Music, Market Match|
The Scotts Valley Market will OPEN on May 6th
The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is opens its doors for the 2023 season on Saturday May 6th. We are glad to be hosting this market for a second round at the Joe and Linda Alberti Clubhouse/SV Boys and Girls Club located at 5060 Scotts Valley Drive. Here we eat, grocery shop, mingle, sit in the shade and the sun and enjoy all that is seasonal, grown regionally and a pleasure for the senses.
Established in 2009 with the City of Scotts Valley, this market has become a seasonal treasure to the local community and to those visiting the area looking for a place to slow down and unwind. Here, every Saturday 9am-1pm, from late spring through the fall, a circle of regional farms, local food businesses and other makers set up their stands to offer shoppers and diners an array of delicious edibles. The market is a resource for nutritious food and agricultural education, providing a gathering place for families, friends and neighbors. Whether your a weekly shopper or just passing through, find what you’re looking for amidst the robust selection of organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, flowers, artisanal meats, breads, seafood, pastries, espresso bar and ready-to-eat cuisine.
In 2023 we welcome AP Botanical to the farm mix, a family run business gaining steam and applying generational knowledge to the work they do in the field. Delicious Crepes joins the food offerings with sweet, savory and seasonal crepe arrangements and Cuevas Express returns with their well-loved, robust Mexican breakfast plates. Join us weekly to lean into the weekly staples and glory in the simple pleasures of seasonal eating.
We offer EBT/CalFresh (foodstamps) and a Market Match Program at all of our five markets including Scotts Valley. Market Match offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their EBT/CalFresh (food stamp) cards. If a customer swipes a CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get seven dollars in Market Match (MM) tokens for free. Swipe for $10 of EBT and receive $10 MM. Swipe for $20 of EBT and receive $10 MM – the match maxing out at $10.
The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that makes fresh produce more affordable we help shoppers stretch their food dollars while buying nutritious food. SCCFM will be offering the MM program for the 2023 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.
2023 FoodShed Project
The Foodshed Fact Hunt, music, photobooth, face painting and art table run 9:30a-12:30p.
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, once again popping up at the Boys and Girls Club on Scotts Valley Drive! Pick up some FREE strawberry short cake upon arrival and then get into an array of festivities for all. T
Midsummer is celebrated all over the world. Let’s do it right here! Visit local farms and try at least five foods you have never tasted before. Bike blending, blackberries and a beginners workshop with Mountain Feed & Farm Supply are some of the offerings. The Penny Ice Creamery will be handing out free mini-scoops from 11am-1pm to celebrate this special event. Celebrate with us on this summer day.
Foodie Fruity Wreath Making Extravaganza
On this late summer/early fall day the Scotts Valley Market rolls out this free event with a flurry of activities for all to enjoy. The biggest highlight on this day is foodie, fruity wreath making. At no cost to you, make and walk away with a seasonal wreath decked out with dried fruit and flowers and foraged greenery. Enjoy all the usual FoodShed Project Event features too!