Don’t fall off your New Year’s resolution wagon just yet: Here are a few of the farmers markets in Bakersfield that are running now to help you stick to that goal of eating healthier. All of these offer fresh produce, but there are some hidden perks at each one.
Brimhall Farmers Market:
Open year-round and on the corner of Brimhall and Calloway Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruits and vegetable aplenty, Brimhall Farmers Market boasts vendors like Sia’s Fresh Produce, but it’s not all greens that are good for you: Brimhall also has gems like Bee Joy honey, sheep’s milk cheese and Autonomy Farms grass-fed beef.
Brimhall Farmers Market also hosts kids activities like making pizza.
Valley Farmers Market:
Open year round and on the corner of F Street and Golden State Avenue Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s also known as the Golden State Farmers Market.
This downtown farmers market might not be the biggest, but it packs a punch with its products. Here you can find the dairy gem of central California: Rosa Brothers milk. These milks come in quaint glass bottles, preying your nostalgia. There’s also a variety of flavors: strawberry, banana, orange cream and chocolate to name a few.
Haggin Oaks Farmers Market:
Open year-round and on the corner of Ming Avenue and Haggin Oaks Boulevard Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s also known as the Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market. Haggin Oaks Farmers Market can be your new Sunday brunch spot and not just the place to shop for fresh fruits and veggies. This farmers market has vendors like vegan wonder food store The Hens Roost, the pineapple-on-everything Maui Wowie Co., Martin’s Meats and Rig City Roasting Company.
Each farmers market is unique in its own way. Try them all, but don’t feel bad if you’re missing out on one because it’s on the other side of town – they are all great and vendors do set up camp at more than one farmers market. The Clinica Sierra Vista farmers market is another good one that opens up in May, so be on the lookout. ￼