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Welcome to the official website of Visalia’s Certified Farmers Markets!

Market PhotosWelcome to the official website of Visalia's Certified Farmers Markets!

Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Visalia's Farmers Markets celebrate our region's rich agricultural history and support our local food system by providing the public a wide selection of locally grown produce and handmade products seasonally available year round.

* We proudly accept WIC Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers and EBT.

*The Visalia Farmers Market offers booth space to community groups and organizations interested in reaching out to the public.

We invite you to bring your whole family to enjoy these healthy community events.

Navigate our site to find information about upcoming events, seasonal produce, our vendors, and more!

Write to us at info@visaliafarmersmarket.com

Become a member

Visalia Farmers Market LogoThe Visalia Farmer’s Market Association (VFMA) is comprised of Vendor Members. For qualifications and requirements about membership please see our Membership Information Page. To become a member, please fill out our membership application and submit it to the Market Manager at the Visalia Famers Market booth.

 Relevant Phone Numbers
Business License- City Of Visalia Business Tax Division 559-713-4326
Sellers Permit-CA State Board of Equalization 1-800-400-7115
Tulare County Dept. of Health 559-624-7412
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner 559-684-3350

Updating our site

We are updating the website and currently some links are not working.

We are updating the website and currently some links are not working.

We are updating our site and are receiving comments that the links to the Vendor and Community Booth  applications aren’t working. We apologize for the inconvenience. To download the membership application, click here. To download the Community Booth application, please click here.

Past Market Recipes

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting recipes from the last few market demonstrations.  Here is the recipe from the April market.  Enjoy!!!

Spring vegetable Salad with Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

 Serves 2 as a main course salad or 4 as a side salad

4 cups                      Assorted Spring vegetables, blanched; some of my favorites include Fava beans, snap peas, English peas, zucchini, carrots, fennel, cauliflower, celery root, radishes

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October Market Recipe

No matter what the thermometer reads, fall is upon us.  Maybe if we all start cooking all of our favorite autumn dishes the cooler weather will follow!!!  For October’s cooking demo I will be making a colorful and delicious salad featuring our retunring lettuces and some rich roasted root vegetables, apples, fennel, and some pommegranate.  See you all Saturday!!! Continue reading

WIC and Cal Fresh EBT accepted at market!

Our markets gladly accept WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks and Cal Fresh EBT.

Cal Fresh Program

Cal Fresh

The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

Fruit & Vegetable Checks

In October 2009, WIC Food Benefits were changed to include produce items and the WIC introduced a fruit & vegetable check.  In May 2010 WIC staff trained farmers at selected markets to accept the fruit and vegetable checks and WIC families were provided information about the new farmer vendors.  For more information about the program, please visit the CA WIC website. The three types of checks that may be used at farmers’ markets are listed below.
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“Fresh Kitchen” Cooking Series at Market

Cooking DemoVisit our “Fresh Kitchen” market chef Michael the 1st Saturday of each month to see seasonal recipes being created, taste samples, and learn about market produce nutrition information, preparation, and storage.

Our first “Fresh Kitchen” Event is Saturday April 7th!

Roasted Garlic, Bacon and Cauliflower

മലയാളം: Garlic

Garlic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roasted Garlic, Bacon and Cauliflower
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 med size head cauliflower, cut into small florets
4-6 cloves garlic, halved
3-4 strips bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
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Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches II

Grilled peaches II (Photo credit: mccun934)

INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 fresh peaches
canola or vegetable oil)
vanilla ice cream

 

Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Preheat grill.
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Asparagus and Fennel Pasta Salad

Moosewood Daily Special Cookbook

Serves 8- 12+
1 hour prep time

NOTE: Preheat the oven for roasting and start the water for the pasta as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2 fresh fennel bulbs, cored and thinly sliced
4 cups thinly sliced onions
2 lbs asparagus, stemmed and cut into ¾ pieces
¼ cup olive oil

DRESSING
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp minced or pressed garlic
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1.2 tsp salt
¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper Continue reading

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8 Reasons to Shop at Visalia’s Certified Farmers Markets:

Local food supports local families and farmers

  • Local food builds community
  • Local food preserves open space
  • Local food supports a cleaner environment
  • Buying directly cuts out the cost of middleman marketing
  • Buying local supports your local economy
  • Buying local lets you know where you food comes from
  • It's FUN!
  • We Proudly Accept

    WIC

    CalFresh

    EBT

    Upcoming Farmers Market Dates

    1. Saturday Farmers Market

      July 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    2. Porterville Market

      July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    3. Saturday Farmers Market

      July 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    4. Porterville Market

      July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    5. Saturday Farmers Market

      July 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am