About two years ago, I was driving north from LA to Paradise in northern California. As I drove into Sacramento, I saw the water tower with the town’s “slogan” if you will painted on the side. It said “America’s Farm to Fork Capital.” As a professed lover of food and, mainly, produce, I somehow just knew that our decision to move from LA to Sacramento was the right one.
Though we just moved our new family of three back to northern California, it’s been our plan for a few years. This one small moment stuck with me and I all but probably screamed in my car!
And since we picked a move date some 18 months ago, I’ve slowly started following more and more Instagram accounts, trying to scope out places to eat and things to do once we move! Near the top of my list was, of course, the Midtown Farmers Market!
Due to travel and visitors, it’s taken me a few weeks to get there on Saturday mornings, but we finally did it this last weekend. In LA, we lived near two farmers markets – one that was amazing in all it had to offer but almost too overwhelming and one that was just too small to merit regular visits. Somehow this Midtown Sacramento market is just the right size.
Midtown Farmers Market
Surrounded by agriculture, Sacramento is a great place for farmers and their produce to gather! The market had everything I’d hope for and expect this time of year and with many, many organic offerings!
The market itself takes up about two blocks. The northern block is produce, pantry staples (olive oil and honey), and flowers. The southern block is artisans and crafts as well as food and drink stands!
Every person we talked to was so incredibly kind and I never felt like I was in the way of others trying to get their food! Granted, because I wanted to take photos and we took the stroller for the little guy, we arrived a little after 9. There were people there but it wasn’t overly crowded in any way!
And talk about tastiness. We didn’t buy any fruit as we already had some at home, but we did grab broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic hummus, green beans, and some eucalyptus (to hang in the shower)! Oh and I bought three little bags of lavender to try as moth repellents in our closet!
All in all, it was a very successful farmers market fun!