For as long as I can remember I have been going to the Chico, CA farmers market with my dad whenever I came to visit and this Father’s Day weekend was no exception. Every Saturday morning from 7:30am-1pm the locals of Tehama County come together to share goods and the freshest produce with the people of Chico. I love checking out my favorite booths that are consistently good and also discovering new and inventive food trucks and tables.
I advise anyone who goes to any farmers market to go as early as possible because that way you are guaranteed to find the best fruits and vegetables. In any case it is just fun to walk around and sample anything from teas and blueberries to lavender lotions and chimichangas. There is something for just about everyone.
Not only does the Farmers market support local businesses but it is also eco-friendly. I noticed this year they put in a bike valet that offers bikers a safe place to put their bikes when they are walking around the isles.
This trip we were on the hunt for a bouquet of flowers for my dad’s girlfriend, Candace. Even though there was an array of lovely flora to choose from we landed on one bundle that had just about everything and was so very colorful.
Another aspect of the farmers market that I enjoy is listening to the music that local artists perform. This time around there were some beautiful violinists who we stopped and listened to for a while before we headed out for some breakfast at my favorite little diner downtown called “Mom’s.”
I have always had a positive experience going to the Chico Farmers Market ever since I was a kid and begging my dad to get me those delicious honey sucking sticks. It is just a positive environment for the community and local farmers. If you ever have the chance to check out a farmers market in your town or city I would strongly encourage it, you never know what you are going to find!