Make the Farmers Market Your First Stop on a Visit to Calaveras. Here’s why…
One of the best ways to get a taste for the local flare—anywhere you visit, but especially here in Calaveras—is by checking out the area’s farmers’ markets.
Not only will you get a sampling of the fresh foods the area has to offer from farmers and even chefs, but you’ll be exposed to local products (in Calaveras County that means plenty of wine), and you’ll have a chance to meet interesting locals too—musicians entertaining the crowd, store owners representing their businesses and longtime residents who you can prod to give you the inside scoop on what to do when you’re here.
So, want to get to know the locals, eat good food and settle down for some great entertainment with a glass of wine in your hand? Make your first stop when you get here one of the great markets listed below (we’ve got eight of them weekly throughout the summer!).
Calaveras Farmers Market & Organic Produce Guide
Fresh Fridays Certified Farmers Market
@ Utica Park, Highway 49 (Main Street)
Over 30 vendors, including produce and crafts, food from local restaurants, and a featured musician and winery each week.
Runs Fridays from 5 p.m. to dusk, June through September
Arnold Farmers Market
@ The Cedar Center on Highway 4
Featuring local and organic food products and natural soaps and candles.
Runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through September
Arnold Pantry Restaurant & Market
Featuring all organic produce and restaurant.
Open 7 am to 7 pm daily and 7 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays.
Market at the Square
@ Copperopolis Town Square
Featuring handmade soaps, candles, fresh fruit and veggies, flowers, home decor, jams and jellies, wood fired pizzas, grass fed beef, baked goods, kettle korn, apparel, local honeys and much more!
Runs Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 5 through October 5.
Outer Aisle Foods
@ Hwy 4, Douglas Flat store Thursdays only
@ 164 Highway 4 – Outer Aisle Restaurant & Market
Featuring all locally farmed organic produce just minutes from the restaurant. You can also find Outer Aisle Foods at the Angels Camp and Copperopolis farmers markets.
Thursdays through Sundays during restaurant hours.
Sierra Hills Natural Foods
@ 117 E. Highway 4 next to Sierra Hills grocery store
Sierra Hills Natural Foods is Calaveras County’s largest all natural / organic market with a large selection of produce, snacks and personal care items, fresh sushi and baked goods.
Monday through Friday 7 am to 8 pm. Weekends 8 am to 8 pm.
Calaveras Grown Certified Farmers Market
@ Master Gardeners Demo Garden, Calaveras Government Center, 891 Mtn Ranch Rd
Featuring locally grown vegetables and herbs, citrus, olive oil, honey and jams, eggs, soaps, lotions and body butters
Second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 6 pm, June through September
Metzger Tasting Tuesdays
@ 1706 Gold Hunter Road
Offering wine & farm grown fruits and vegetables from Metzger farms. Live music every fourth friday.
Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm June through October
Terrace Plaza Market
@ 1906 Vista Del Lago
Offering a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil and local honey, fresh foods, homemade crafts, music and entertainment.
Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm, June through September