Davis Farmers' Market

Davis, California
Davis, CA

Contributed by Project for Public Spaces

A lively farmers' market located ajacent to the Central Park, in downtown Davis.

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Why It Works

The park is what makes this market so amazing. The expansive grass space and good programming allows people to make an event of market shopping. People bring picnics, dance to the music and play football, while the market never loses its sense of purity and wholesomeness.

What Makes Davis Farmers' Market a Great Place?

it's right in Davis downtown, well signed-posted and easily visible

There's enough people and enough space to feel comfortable sitting on the grass. It's a truely picnic-y atmosphere.

Wednesday evenings they have 'Picnic in the Park'. When I visited people were dancing, eating, sitting, holding balloons, going on children's fairground rides, playing frizzby and football, doing yoga, and shopping!

an amazingly broad range of people vist the market

History & Background

Much of the credit for the success of the market must surely go to the Market Manager, Randii McNear, who positively bursts with energy and commitment. She runs a tight operation with a full events calendar - International Food Fayres, Jazz Music Nights etc.

Saturday Market hours: 8:AM - Noon, year round

Wednesday Market hours: April - September / 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM; October - March / 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact Info:

Randii MacNear p:530-756-1695 rmacnear@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us

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