Fun, Food and Farmer’s Markets

As you travel through Mountain Valley Living territories this Summer take the time to stroll through the local markets. Farmers and community markets dot the map offering items from fresh organic foods to hand made, one of a kind crafts.

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! This festive, weekly market is a ton of fun and features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.

Downtown shops and restaurants open late and ready to serve.

Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors.

Local talent showcased each week from painters to belly dancers and classic rock to youth bands.

Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry are available too.

Fun for kids with balloon-twisting, clowns, inflatables, the Chico Children’s Museum’s Imagination Playground and other hands-on activities, Personal services, community based organizations, and not for profits.

Ride your bike and use the FREE Bike Valet parking service provided by Chico Velo Cycling Club.

NEW! Sierra Nevada Brewing Company offering education and craft beer samples (2nd Thursday of each month)

This is a rain or shine event

Applications to participate in this market as a vendor or performer are available and accepted throughout the season online at

Chico Certified Farmers’ Market (CCFM) is another favorite for fresh, organic, locally grown treasures from the earth including, olive oil, honey, seeds, homemade jams and much much more. Come join the fun at one of their five locations throughout the beautiful Central Valley listed below. Visit online at


• Saturday 7:30am–1:00pm, year-round – rain or shine

Wall & E 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico

• Wednesday 7:30am–1:00pm, year-round – rain or shine

North Valley Plaza Mall (Between Trader Joe’s & CVC Pharmacy)

Pillsbury Rd & East Ave


• Saturday 7:30am–12:00pm, 2nd week in May (May 14) – October

Myers & Montgomery Streets


• Tuesday 7:30am–12:00pm, 2nd week in May (May 10) – October

Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd

• Thursday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, DATES TBA

ACE Hardware Parking Lot

For nearly 40 years, the  Chico Friday Night Concerts have been a favorite summertime tradition. Held weekly, early-May through early-September in City Plaza, in the heart of downtown. See a full schedule of performers at

Shasta County has a number of certified seasonal farmers’ markets, operated by the Shasta Grower’s Association (SGA), that provide produce and other food that is fresh, locally grown, and often organic. All of the markets listed gladly accept EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Be sure to note the months and hours of operation for each market.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the markets please contact the Shasta Growers Association at 226-7100 or visit their website at

Anderson Market

• Thursday, 7:30 am – noon
May 19 – October 13

Shasta Outlets Parking Lot, 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson

Redding Market

• Saturday, 7:30 am – noon

April 2 – December 17

Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding

Marilyn Miller Market

• Tuesday, 7:30 am – noon
June 14 – October 11

Shasta Center Parking Lot, 1700 Churn Creek Road, Redding

Market Street Faire

• Thursday, 5 – 8:30 pm
June 2- July 28

Market Street Promenade, Tehama St to Yuba St Plaza, Redding

Turtle Bay Market

• Sunday, 8 am – noon
June 5 – October 9

Sundial Bridge Parking Lot, opposite 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding

Burney Market

• Wednesday, 3 – 6 pm
June 15 – October 12

Burney Sporting Goods parking lot, 37427 Highway 299 E, Burney

Traveling through Tehama County?

Check out these Red Bluff area favorites.

Frontier Village Certified Market

• Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, year-round
645 Antelope Blvd (across from fairgrounds), Red Bluff

Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber Farmers’ Markets

EBT Gladly Accepted

• Saturday, 7:30 – noon
June 6 – September 26

City Park, 100 Main Street, Red Bluff

• Saturday, 7:30 – noon

June 6 – September 26

2650 Main Street (Home Depot parking lot)

• Wednesday, 5 – 8 pm
June 17 September 9

Washington and Pine Streets, Red Bluff

NEW! Kids activities facilitated by the Red Bluff Parks and Recreation Department!

As you meander to the cooler mountain climates enjoy an afternoon wandering the markets of Lassen and Plumas Counties listed below.

Lassen County Farmers’ Market

601 Richmond Road, Susanville

June to September Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

This farmers market accepts:

WIC2 Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

WIC2 Cash value vouchers

Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Some of the many items for sale at this market:

• Baked goods • Flowers • Eggs • Vegetables & Fruits • Honey • Meats • Plants • Poultry

Download a vendors packet online at

Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 4:30-7:30

June 16-Sept 8

This is a fun, friendly farmers’ market located in the mountain town of Quincy in Northeastern California.  The Market supports thriving local farms, skilled artisans and a vibrant community.

Swipe your EBT card at the Information Booth.

Get tokens to spend on all benefit eligible items including:

•bread and bakery

•Meat & Poultry


•produce & eggs

In addition they’ll match each dollar you spend – up to $10 per week – with tokens good for fruit and vegetables. That means if you spend $10 in CalFresh benefits you get $20 worth of fresh market produce! For more information visit