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Marketing Resources

Tahoe City Farmer's Market 2018

Marketing Associations and Programs

NCG was created to strengthen the connection between local growers and customers in Nevada County. NCG's goal is to foster a sustainable local agricultural economy through community awareness and agricultural product promotion. The yearly Farm Guide publication is a great resource for finding agricultural products.


PlacerGROWN enhances the viability of Placer County agriculture by assisting local producers with marketing, providing educational information to consumers and producers, and forming alliances with other organizations. Contact: 530-889-7398 or
Join your local food community by creating a free listing for your food-related enterprise. You must meet certain criteria to post on this site. 

Placer County Farmers' Markets

Foothill Farmers’ Market Association (FFMA)
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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 Farmers' Market

Sierra Fresh manages multiple markets in the Placer County area.

Contact: Salle Orchards (Farmers' Markets)


Getting Started as a Farmers’ Market Vendor

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Placer County Ag Department 530.889.7372 Joshua Huntsinger, Agricultural Commissioner 

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
Dan Macon, Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor

Contact UCCE Placer/Nevada for assistance with:

  • Crop selection/production
  • Species selection/production
  • Land assessment
  • Marketing and business planning

Nevada County Farmer's Markets

Grass Valley Certified Farmers' Market

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
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Nevada City Farmers' Market is a certified market in downtown Nevada City that showcases local farmers, ranchers and artisans. 


Nevada County Certified Growers' Market

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.



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