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UC DAVIS Farmers Market News

The East Quad Farmer’s Market has been rebranded as the UC Davis Farmers Market and relaunched this Spring Quarter at a new location at the Silo Union. In addition to providing fresh produce from local farmers, the new and improved market brings food options outside to the market to create a lunch time destination.

The UC Davis Farmers Market is designed to promote student health as well as local and UCD food products. It is a seasonal on-campus extension of the Davis Farmers Market. It runs each Wednesday of fall and spring quarters from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, weather permitting.


The UC Davis Farmers Market developed from a collaboration between a number of campus partners in an effort to increase access to fresh, local produce for busy UC Davis students, staff and faculty during fall and spring quarters. A 2011 survey of UC Davis students found that over 60% eat two or fewer servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The UC Davis Farmers Market offers an easy and convenient way for the UCD community to incorporate more nutrition-packed fruits and vegetables into their diet. The campus is operated under the umbrella of multiple sponsoring departments including Student Health & Counseling Services' Health Education & Promotion, ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, UC Davis Stores, Campus Recreation and Unions, Davis Farmers Market Association, Davis Food Co-op, Coffee House, and UC Davis Dining services to make this a possibility.

Every Wednesday morning the market occurs, UC Davis Dining Services sends out a weekly email to members of a listserve to give a brief reminder of the date and time of the market. It also includes nutritional data on some of the produce available and quick, easy recipes. To sign up for this listserve managed by UC Davis Dining Services, contact srkosoff@ucdavis.edu.

Voucher Program Visit the Health Education & Promotion table at the UC Davis Farmers Market to win $1 vouchers for the market. These vouchers are sponsored by ASUCD's Environmental Policy and Planning Committee (EPPC).

In addition, Aggie Cash is accepted at the market through a dollar-for-dollar exchange for Market Dollars, which can be used both at the UC Davis Farmers Market and the Davis Farmers Market downtown.

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You can purchase ingredients for your dinner, additions to your lunch, or a quick snack at the UC Davis Farmers Market from the following farms:

  • Student Farm - a wide variety of fruits & veggies (dried beans, figs, jujubes, carrots, radishes, artichokes, basil, melon, tomato)
  • Mt. Moriah Farms - apples (fuji, pink lady), stone fruit (cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, grapes)
  • Sam Cabral & Family Orchard - almonds of many flavors, walnuts, almond butter, olive oil
  • Schletewitz Family Farm- fruits and veggies of a wide variety, including tangelos, persimmons, plums, grapes, yams, oranges, apricots, nectarines, grapefruit, mandarins
  • Zhey's Farm- a wide variety of veggies (bok choy, spring onion, green beans, asian vegetables, swiss chard, beets) and flowers
  • Vue Farm - okra, chinese long beans, basil and other leafies, chilis, other veggies

Food Options

Various food options are available inside the UC Davis Silo Union. You can purchase fresh, healthy meals on the Silo Patio during the market from the following University Dining food booths/trucks:

  • Star Ginger - Offering a variety of bahn mi sandwiches, rice bowls, and Thai tea.
  • Gunrock Pub and Harvest Bakery Booth - Local and market inspired soups, sandwiches and salads from Gunrock Pub and delicious sweet treats baked fresh on campus at Harvest Bakery.
  • Shah's Halal Food - Offering a selection of Mediterranean and Persian halal foods.


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2011-01-10 14:44:55   Got a couple of Apples here and Apple Juice for lunch from here before, very good. Also a very convenient and a nice reminder that Davis has a Farmer's Market at Downtown. —ClarenceL