Founded and Operated by Neighborworks® Sacramento .
When: Saturdays, May through October from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: McClatchy Park at 35th St. and 5th Ave.
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2017 Season of Oak Park Farmers Market opens on Saturday, May 6, 2017!
The Oak Park Farmers market features a diverse group of vendors selling locally produced and delicious fruits and vegetables, specialty plants and sprouts, breads, cheese, tamales, fresh flowers and more! In addition to our vendors, the market also provides a variety of interactive activities each week, including live music from local bands, activities for children (story-telling, face painting, art projects), and information and giveaways from area non-profits and other organizations. We are conveniently located in beautiful McClatchy Park at 35th Street & 5th Avenue, across from McGeorge School of Law and 2 blocks from Old Soul Coffeehouse. Plenty of parking available!
- Diverse group of farmers, including immigrant farmers from the Sacramento area
- Featured products: fresh fruits & vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs & other specialty items
- Live entertainment and family activities every week
- EBT Cal-Fresh (Food Stamp) and WIC benefits accepted
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To all you Urban Homesteaders out there!! Join us for the first Oak Park Skills Fair at the Oak Park Farmers Market! This is a great an opportunity to show off your gardening and cooking skills! Enter as many categories as you would like -- ribbons will be awarded to the prize winners in each category. A Day of Fun for all!
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 10am - 1 pm
Home Grown Produce
All entries must be grown by the entrant; the items must be pesticide free. Produce can be grown in your own yard or community garden. Limit one entry per category.
- Largest Home Gown Veggie or Fruit
- Ugliest Home Grown Veggie or Fruit
- Smallest & Largest Egg
- Play with your food- Food Art
All products must include primary ingredients from your own garden or can be purchased from the Oak Park Farmers Market. Limit one entry per category.
- Appetizer– Healthiest & Most Decadent
- Entrée– Meat &Vegetarian
- Dessert-Healthiest & Most Decadent
- Jams (freshly made only, not canned)– Low Sugar & Regular
- Homemade Non–Alcoholic Drink
Show off your garden using a Picture! No Photoshop Please!
Limit one entry per person.
All participants must submit an entry form (one per category). Forms can be picked up and turned in at the market. Last day to submit is August 13! Questions? Call us at (916) 704-2843 or e-mail Gerine at email@example.com to have a form e-mailed to you.
The Oak Park Crop Swap is undergoing a transformation to become the Oak Park Skill Swap! In 2007, the initial goal of the Oak Park Crop Swap was to provide an organized gardening related activity in Oak Park, with the ultimate goal of bringing a Community Garden to the Oak Park neighborhood. Eight years later, Oak Park can boast 2 community gardens and the Oak Park Farmers Market, a project of NeighborWorks® Sacramento, which is open May through November.
Since 2008, neighbors participating in the Oak Park Crop Swap gathered in the summer on a weekly basis to trade homegrown produce and hear educational lectures on gardening related topics. For many years the Oak Park Crop was very successful, with participating neighbors bringing diverse homegrown crops to share. In the past few years we have noticed community members increasingly participating in the many gardening related projects in Oak Park and fewer people joining the regular Crop Swap. Instead of continuing the Crop Swap as it has been operated for the past eight years, we are merging the Crop Swap with the Oak Park Farmers Market to create a robust and vibrant skill swap program.
The programming of the Skill Swap will be slightly different than the Oak Park Crop Swap, but the best part of the Oak Park Crop Swap will remain, providing quality educational opportunities for the Oak Park Community. Every month in 2016, the Oak Park Farmers market will host the Oak Park Skill Swap, featuring an expert on a gardening related topic. We are planning to recruit both neighborhood experts and tap into the vast experience of the farmers that grow the food for the Oak Park Farmers Market for our presenters. Members of the Oak Park Community will have the convenience of joining the Skill Swap while shopping at the farmers market! Our goal is for the Oak Park Skill Swap to emulate the best of the Oak Park Crop Swap, including outstanding presenters, participation based activities, and an opportunity for neighbors to meet one another.
If you are interested in helping organize or present a topic at the Oak Park Skill Swap, please call Joany Titherington at 916-704-2843.
Oak Park Skill Swap 2016 Schedule
|May 7th, 2016||Urban Bee Hives||Lindsey H. and Kim F. - Bee Love Sacramento|
|May 7th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Gerine Williams|
|June 11th, 2016||Backyard Chickens||Greg H. and Brian - Two Flew the Coop|
|June 25th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Plates Cafe|
|July 9th, 2016||Painting||Amy - Paint and Sip|
|July 9th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Food Literacy|
|July 16th, 2016||Solar Cooking||Justin Cherman - Solar Cooking International|
|July 16th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Justin Cherman - Atria|
|July 30th, 2016||Cooking Demo - Summer Tarts||Tiffany Coburn - Way Back Bakery|
|August 13th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Rob Venditti - Rossi Catering|
|August 20th, 2016||SKILLS FAIR!||Oak Park Farmers Market|
|August 27th, 2016||Cooking Demo - Fresh Pasta Dish||Allison & Aaron Matney - Purple Pig Eats|
|September 10th, 2016||Cooking Demo||Food Literacy|
|September 10th, 2016||Zero Waste Demo||Scott Thompson|
|October 8th, 2016||Preserves Demo||Carrie Shepard - Master Preservers|
|October 15th, 2016||Sushi Making Class||Chef Ed|
|October 22nd, 2016||Pest Management||Jim Bowen|
*Schedule subject to change.
New improvements to McClatchy Park, funded through the City of Sacramento, to support the Farmers Market. Several improvements to the Park came in 2014 through a $2.8 million grant.
We visit each of our farmers and look for ways to provide technical assistance to help them develop their farming skills as well as their business skills so that they can expand their operations
In addition to providing fresh produce and supporting EBT customers, we provide a variety of resources and healthy activities. Pictured above is a free yoga class, provided by Yoga Seed Collective, held on Saturday mornings at the Market
Below you will find information, applications, and rules for participating in the 2018 Oak Park Farmer's Market.
Please contact the Market Manager, Joany Titherington, at (916) 704-2843 if you are interested in becoming a vendor, sponsor or have other questions or comments regarding the market.