The Nevada City Farmers Market kicks off their 2015 season this Saturday.  Located on Union Alley in downtown Nevada City, every Saturday morning till November 21st from 8:30am-1:00pm, the market is a great place to buy local organic fruit and vegetables, baked goods, fresh flowers, coffee and more.

Some highlights for this year, Food Love Project will have bags of locally grown peanuts, plus multi-colored popping corn, tea blends, herb starts, veggie starts, everlasting bouquets, herb bunches and microgreens.  New Dawn Bakery is introducing a new gluten and dairy free soft sandwich bread, hamburger buns in addition to their popular cinnamon rolls, sourdough and cinnamon raisin bread.   Soil Sisters Farmer will continue to grow their gorgeous flowers, plus gourmet salad mix with edible flowers and heirloom garlic.  First Rain Farm will have a Triple Crown Blackberries later in the summer and fresh nettle.  Mountain Bounty Farm is excited to have an early selection of strawberries, gorgeous greens, cherry tomatoes and loganberries.

Nevada City Farmers Market, photos by Erin Thiem
Nevada City Farmers Market, photos by Erin Thiem


Live music in Robinson Plaza, this summer’s line up includes: Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin (June 13), Gary and Eva (June 20), Ragged But Right (July 4), Billy Bensing (July 11), Earles of Newtown (July 18), Buffalo Gals (July 25) and Heather McAdam (Aug 22).

Plus vendors, artists, musician and informational booths from local organizations like 211, The Center for the Arts and BriarPatch Co-Op.


For more fun photos of the Nevada City Farmers Market click here, here, here, here, here and here.  And if you’ve made it this far, you deserve a prize!  To kick off the season we’ve got a fun little giveaway to help celebrate the Farmers Market, included is a Nevada City Farmers Market Chico bag, $15 gift certificate to Huck’s Hollow Farm, gift certificate for one free pour over coffee from Fable Coffee, $5 gift certificate to New Dawn Bakery, a bottle of Nash’s Natural Brewing Company Kombucha and a free Mountain Bounty Farm CSA box*.  Please post a comment on why you love the Nevada City Farmers Market and I’ll draw the winner on Saturday, June 13th.


© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, Photos © by Erin Thiem

*Valid for Mountain Bounty Farm’s Summer season Vegetable CSA Shares only- use by October 1, 2015.

30 replies
    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks Ruth, sometimes I’m spot on, sometimes I’m racing to the finish, but can’t wait for the summer market season, always a great community gathering.

  1. Kelly Hickman
    Kelly Hickman says:

    I love the community at the farmer’s market – it is an amazing place to buy local food and run into local friends!

  2. Daisy Simmons
    Daisy Simmons says:

    I love just being there. It’s like a microcosm of all the best things about Nevada City — local abundance, interesting people, a festive atmosphere despite its smallness. My only complaint is that it didn’t start earlier!

  3. Jenn
    Jenn says:

    Wow, Erin! Such a great giveaway! 🙂

    I love all of the fresh produce from local farms. So, so good. Glad to live where I do.

  4. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    I love Nevada City Farmers Market because it’s so conveniently located….I get to support our local farmers and ranchers….I get to eat healthy…I get to visit with friends…I get to be outside in the morning before it gets too hot….the list goes on. I have people coming into town with their kids for the Soapbox Derby on June 13th. I’m thinking, we’ll pick up some picnic items at the Farmers Market, listen to a little Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin and then head off to go see some racin’!!! What a fun family day it will be!

  5. Sydney
    Sydney says:

    I love that I can walk (and usually end up lugging a big bag of potatoes and peaches back up the hill). I can’t go home without Jeremy’s potatoes! What a great giveaway, I haven’t tried New Dawn or Nash’s.

  6. Allison M
    Allison M says:

    We love the market because it’s delicious local produce and foods… what tastes better than local??? Lol

  7. jennyg24
    jennyg24 says:

    So many things to love…always running into friends, great samples, coffee & other good smells, enjoying the sunshine – can’t wait for next weekend!

  8. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson says:

    Can’t WAIT for the Farmers’ Market!!! It’s one of my favorite things to do on Saturday morning after Jazzercise. Fresh everything goes in my market basket, and often I have to take a load of goodies to my car and come back again. I’m low on Frontier Angel soap, so I can load up on Saturday!!!

  9. Katie D
    Katie D says:

    It’s market time once again! Yay! The market makes the weekend that much sweeter! We love listening to the music and running into friends. My son’s favorite is the popsicle stand.. thanks for the reminder that it begins this Saturday!

  10. Karen m
    Karen m says:

    So glad the market is starting this weekend, and a big thank you to all the farmers who work so hard bringing us such beautiful food. I love how convenient the farmers market is, and the chance to socialize as well.

  11. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Beautiful, fresh produce. Tasty sweets. I love the farmer’s markets in the Sacramento area, but it is missing that special charm that I am always drawn to whenever I visit Nevada City 🙂

  12. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    We are so lucky to be able to buy so many locally grown foods. I also love living in a small enough town where I can see people I know at the Saturday Market.

  13. Crystal Cook
    Crystal Cook says:

    There is so much to love about the NC Farmer’s Market! I especially enjoy shopping for fresh & delicious produce, visiting with friends, and enjoying the lively atmosphere.

  14. Bup Greenwood
    Bup Greenwood says:

    I haven’t been to the Nevada City Farmers’ Market–usually go to North Star House–but this article has me changing my plans for this week. Fresh veggies, bakery bread, and kombucha: gotta be there! I hope to love them all.

  15. Naima Shea
    Naima Shea says:

    There is nothing I don’t like about this market: local, colorful, friendly people, children….a real feeling of community. I’ll see you there!

  16. Nora J.
    Nora J. says:

    I am excited that the Farmers Market is back! Love the live music, freshest produce, great coffee and smoothies, and, most of all, catching up with friends.

  17. Marjorie
    Marjorie says:

    oh boy! oh boy! another good reason to stroll downtown on a Saturday morning. (I hope someone is selling iced coffee!)

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