Listen: Rachel MCKinney, CEO fo Sutter Davis Hospital
Call it a decade of deliciousness or a tradition of nutrition. The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market celebrates 10 years of bringing farm-fresh produce and local foods to employees and visitors on Thursday, Aug. 6, as the nation celebrates National Farmers Market Week.
About three quarters of the sellers at the farmers market come from less than an hour’s drive of Davis. The National Farmers Market Coalition points out that when farmers don’t have to worry about shipping long distances or prolonging shelf life, they can select plants and animal breeds for superior flavor and quality. Plus, produce is often picked within hours of the market– at its peak for freshness and nutrition.
The Davis Farmers Market manages the markets at two Sutter hospitals as part of a partnership to promote good health. The additional location, at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, is temporarily closed. It typically runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays year-round at 2825 Capitol Ave.
Davis is known for its farmers markets, especially its flagship market in Central Park, 301 C St. Its Saturday market runs year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its Wednesday market is 3 to 6 p.m. through March 2021. The summer Picnic in the Park and UC Davis Farmers Market are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic