|Day:||Closed. Reopens May 7th, 2022|
|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
Hello Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market people! We have found a new home and we are thrilled to imagine it as a long-term home where friendships, partnerships and community will grow and strengthen. Find us at the Joe and Linda Alberti Clubhouse/SV Boys and Girls Club at 5060 Scotts Valley Drive this season. Out doors are open bringing this corner of Scotts Valley to life every Saturday with an exceptional collection of regional farms and local food businesses.
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 and ready-to-eat cuisine.
EBT/Market Match and Credit/Debit SERVICES END at 12:45pm at the Scotts Valley Market.
ANNOUNCEMENT! In recognition of CalFresh Awareness Month our circuit of five markets is offering a DOUBLE MATCH program in May, or until funds are exhausted. Receive two Market Match tokens for every EBT token for the first ten dollars you of EBT you redeem at market. Ten dollars of EBT becomes thirty dollars in May. Onsite CalFresh application assistance will be available. Thank you to the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department and Second Harvest Food Bank for making it possible!
The standard Market Match Program offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get seven dollars in Market Match (MM) tokens for free. Swipe for $10 EBT and receive $10 MM. Swipe for $20 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 2022 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.
2022 FoodShed Project
The Foodshed Fact Hunt, music, photobooth, face painting and art table run 9:30a-12:30p.
Opening Day Celebration w/ Free Strawberry Shortcake
Grab your bags, your kids, your sweetie, your neighbor and head to the opening day at the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market in its new location at the Boys and Girls Club on Scotts Valley Drive! 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 art table or complete the market hunt and win a prize. The Penny Ice Creamery will be handing out free mini-scoops from 11am-1pm to celebrate this special event and live music will keep us bopping through the aisles delighting in all that is in season.
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 Santa Cruz Public Libraries offers a scavenger hunt – participants learn foodie facts, talk to farmers and win a basket of berries. Swing by the station piled high with greenery and colorful things for foodie, fruity wreath making. At no cost to you, make and walk away with a seasonal wreath decked out with dried fruit, dried flowers and foraged foliage. Enjoy face painting and the band too.