The Arcata Farmers’ Market will be open during OysterFest
9am-2pm on 8th Street between H & I Street, and along I Street.
The North Coast Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market was one of the 1st four Certified Farmers’ Markets in the State of California, and is now the longest continuously running Certified Market in the State. Certified markets were established to promote direct marketing (from the field to the consumer without a middleman). Farmers can only sell that which they have grown and the person selling must be the grower or an employee of the farm. Certified Markets are helping to bring back the small family farm by giving the farmer an opportunity to sell direct to the consumer at fair market value. It also ensures that what the consumer buys is a local product and not picked green and shipped thousands of miles from all over the world. The consumer is getting the freshest, vine ripened fruits, vegetables, local honey, Arcata Bay oysters, mushrooms, cheese, flowers, herbs, trees, and bedding plants direct from the producer. We also have local certified organic wine, local grass-fed beef, lamb, and poultry.
What you’ll find at these markets: Eggs, dried and fresh cut flowers, carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, greens, and salad mixes, tomatoes, corn, green beans, squash, artichokes, berries, peaches, dried and fresh herbs, mushrooms, oysters, grass-fed beef, lamb, goat, rabbit, cactus, house and ornamental plants, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, bamboo, and flowering rhododendrons.
The market is full throughout the year with plant starts. Even the starts do better in the garden when they are raised in Humboldt County. The farmers select only the varieties that are hearty in our climate and the consumer is purchasing the same starts that the farmers themselves will be planting on their farms. Along with farm fresh products, the Saturday Market is a weekly celebration with music and special events. There’s something for everyone.