Farmers' Markets & CSAs
2014 Eastern Sierra Farmers' Markets
Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., July- September. Located at the Outlet Mall parking lot.
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 Begins when produce is ready and ends at conclusion of growing season- weather determined. Located on Church Street behind City Hall.
These two markets are operated in conjunction under the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market. Vendors have option of selling in one town or both. For more information contact Sue Chudy at 760 937-6768.
Southern Inyo: Independence & Lone Pine
Fridays, 4 - 7 p.m. Market alternates between Independence (Kearsarge St. at Hwy 395) and Lone Pine (Main St. at Willow).
This market is coordinated by the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative (contact Sue Howard 760 915-0185) and runs year-round.
Fridays 5-8 p.m. just north of the Big Pine Tribal Office along U.S. 395.
Often activities at included at this market and begin at 6:30 p.m There may be Native dancing and cultural demonstrations. If interested in being a vendor, contact Alan Bacock at (760) 938-2003.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA is an arrangement where members pay farmers upfront for a season’s delivery of produce, allowing farmers to receive help with start-up costs at the beginning of the season. Once the harvest starts, CSA members receive a weekly box of produce. CSAs are a great way to access fresh produce and support local farms. CSAs in the Eastern Sierra include:
High elevation, off-grid powered family farm in Benton Crossing, Mono County. Naturally-grown root crops, assorted veggies and hops. CSA with over 20 subscribers; annual sign-ups due April 30. Banner Springs Ranch also sells to Lakefront Restaurant at Tamarack Lodge, CAMPO, Wilderness Catering, Sierra Sundance Whole Foods Market, Mono Market, and the Historic Mono Inn. Contact Jeph Gundzik firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be placed on the waiting list for next year's CSA; CSA details here. Facebook