Benicia Certified Farmers Market

The Benicia Certified Farmers Market is a seasonal market in Benicia, California.  It’s situated on First Street and has expanded from B to D streets. The market offers a wide range of fresh farm produce, baked foods, specialty foods, gourmet food, and even ready, hot, delicious food that you can eat on the go. You’ll also find cut flowers and art and craft vendors. There are various children’s activities too, such as inflatable bounce houses, clowns, pony rides, face painting, and live entertainment to liven it some more.

 

The Benicia Certified Farmers Market is celebrating its 30th season this year. The popular market draws people from all walks of life around the region. You’ll hear proud locals say that, “It’s large enough to find a variety of greatly coveted fresh veggies and fruits, but small enough to explore in a short period of time”.

 

When Can I Go Shopping at Benicia Farmers Market?

 

The Benicia Certified Farmers Market opens every Thursday from the last week of April to October from 4pm-8pm.

 

What Payment Methods Are Accepted at Benicia Farmers Market?

 

Customers are allowed to pay via credit cards or cash. You can also pay for your groceries using government approved programs if you’re eligible, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC-FMNP).

 

What Is the Experience at Benicia Farmers Market?

 

The market is usually heavily populated whenever it opens, with an average of 3,000+ people per session. Many would like to believe there’s more to the experience than just food. Enthusiasts come from far and wide to socialize, enjoy some local talent, and experience the abundance of California farm produce and culture. It’s more of a festival if you look at it from all angles. 

 

Faithful shoppers are usually rewarded with the Frequent Shopper Program. You are given a card at the Benicia Main Street’s booth, which is punched each time you shop. After eight shopping trips and eight holes on your card, you’re awarded a “Produce of the Week” bag. Cool, right?

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