Farm-to-Fork: Farmers’ Markets Help Midtowners Keep it Local

By Becky Larson,

As Midtowners our dedication to all things local is unwavering and we can’t get enough of our home-grown restaurants, shops, parks and pubs.

Farmers’ markets are included in this list of local happenings that are often right up a Midtowner’s alley.  Farmers’ markets and Midtown go together like Ben & Jerry, PB & J, Ross and Rachel.

With summer right around the corner, your favorite farmers’ market is sure to re-surface at a location near you in the next couple weeks.

Midtown folks young and old can often be found perusing through the farmers’ market at 8th and W streets under the freeway on Sunday mornings throughout the year.  Fresh produce, meats and flowers from local farmers/vendors line the parking lot right here in the heart of our city.

To add to our enjoyment this summer, two new farmers’ market locations have been added to the line up.  Look for one at East End Capitol Park (15th and L streets) on Thursdays and another at St. Rose of Lima Park (7th and K streets) on Fridays.  These two new spots will officially open in June, and like most of the farmers’ markets, will continue through the end of September/October.

With so many farmers’ markets popping up during the coming months there is no excuse to not support local!  Do your part and visit a farmers’ market near you!

About Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.


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