Marketing Associations and Programs
Placer County Farmers' Markets
The FFMA is a member-driven organization dedicated to promoting local agriculture through Certified Farmers’ Markets and educational programs. The FFMA currently sponsors six markets, five days a week, in Placer and Nevada Counties.
Sierra Fresh manages multiple markets in the Placer County area.
Contact: Salle Orchards (Farmers' Markets)
Getting Started as a Farmers’ Market Vendor
Nevada County Ag Department 530.470.2690 Chris de Nijs, Agricultural Commissioner
Contact the Placer/Nevada County Ag Department for assistance with:
- Certified Grower’s Certificate
- Getting your scale sealed
- Nursery License
- Organic Registration
- Pesticide Identification Number & Pesticide Use Reporting California
University of California Cooperative Extension, Placer & Nevada Counties 530.889.7385
Cindy Fake,County Director, Horticulture & Small Farms Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Macon, Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor email@example.com
Contact UCCE Placer/Nevada for assistance with:
- Crop selection/production
- Species selection/production
- Land assessment
- Marketing and business planning
Nevada County Farmer's Markets
This Thursday night market runs from June through September offering fresh produce, flowers and plants from local and regional farms. The market includes a health and wellness fair, live music, and sidewalk dining. Community outreach and public service groups also offer information.
Contact: Libby Bonomolo
Nevada City Farmers' Market is a certified market in downtown Nevada City that showcases local farmers, ranchers and artisans.
Nevada County Certified Growers’ Markets are held seasonally from May through October in Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Penn Valley.
Sierra Vista Center Certified Farmers' Market
June through October on Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm. The Sierra Vista Community Center is located at 55 School Street in Colfax, CA.