Time: 9a–1p
Day: Saturday - OPEN in NEW LOCATION
Months: June - third Saturday in Nov.
Location: Scotts Valley Square/KMART Parking Lot off Mount Hermon Road
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The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is OPEN in a NEW LOCATION

The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market has relocation for the remainder of the 2020 season due to CalFIRE activity in our standard location. Find in the Scotts Valley Square Shopping Center, 262-266 Mount Hermon Road, in the old KMART parking lot. Thank you to the Square for offering us this space.

The 2020 season looks different than past years as we pare down to our fundamental functions – supplying residents with healthy, nutritious fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats from regional farms and artisanal meals and staple foods from local businesses. 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 COVID-19 pandemic HERE.

The Market

Started in 2009 with the City of Scotts Valley, the market hosts over 30 farmers and specialty food purveyors every Saturday, 9am-1pm. This local market is the place for the the Scotts Valley community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised eggs and meats and local and sustainably caught seafood. In addition find ready-to-eat cuisine, baked goods and a full coffee and espresso bar. The market provides unlimited free parking and is located next to Sky Park and across from the Scotts Valley Public Library.

 

EBT & Market Match

Market Match offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh/EBT (food stamp) cards at the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get an additional seven dollars in Market Match tokens for free. Swipe $10, you get $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh/EBT recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2020 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.

 

2020 FoodShed Project Series Postponed – 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.