The FoodShed Project ushers in the coming fall with this fun, free event


On Saturday, September 17th, Foodie, Fruity Wreath Making comes to the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market. Find baskets full of foraged foliage, dried market flowers and dried fruit. Sit down at the mini wreath-making station and get started with statice, marigold, cypress and pine. At this FREE FoodShed Project event the market invites you to get creative, get silly, get curious, get hungry and get fed. Visit the art table, get your face painted and check in at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries station for the market hunt. Live music hangs in the air and the farmstands spill over with tomatoes, winter squash, apples, peppers, potatoes, pomegranates and the end of the stone fruit season. Our new location at the Joe and Linda Alberti Clubhouse/Boys and Girls Club is really coming to life!

Other Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market news, Hidden Fortress Coffee serves breakfast favorites that hit the spot. Pick up some buttermilk and buckwheat pancakes, brioche french toast, bacon and sausage or vegetarian options alongside their full espresso bar menu. Casalegno Family Farm is selling their precious heirloom tomatoes, tender beans and basil for pesto making. Their heritage red garlic, brought from Italy over 100 years ago, is heaven on earth. Billy Bob Orchard returns with wonderful apple varieties – they can tell you what is best for a pie, a crisp, a sauce and fresh eating. Chef Jessica Yarr offers up the Eastern European cultural food ways she learner from her grandmother, buy pierogi, curried snack, borsch and knish. Weekly knife sharpening is available for the rest of the season from True Edge.

And Market Match Double Up continues at the SV and Felton markets for the rest of the season thanks to Kaiser Permanente. When folks use their CalFresh/EBT card here the first $10 is matched with $20 of Market Match for fresh fruits and vegetables, for FREE. Woo hoo! Let’s celebrate this season together.

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