In Fairfield: Jefferson and Texas streets, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 2 to Oct. 3
In Vacaville: Main Street, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 4 to Oct. 12
People looking for local produce, fresh food and entertainment are often drawn to the farmers markets put on by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association. From early summer to fall, the markets set up downtown and offer eats, flowers and crafts. It was estimated that around 17,000 people visited the Fairfield market. Fairfield added several activities in the lawn area for children and brought in several businesses that set up booths. “Historically, we do well in Fairfield. Everybody comes here from the neighborhoods and blasts through the fruits and vegetables,” said Ben Palazzolo, market manager with Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, in October 2012. “In the last couple of years, farmers markets are more prominent in people’s minds.” Vacaville’s market routinely offers live entertainment near the center of the market and offers goods for people looking to take a stroll downtown on Saturdays.
Runners-up: Green Valley, Davis