Buying directly from local producers is a simple, yet powerful act. By patronizing farmers’ markets and restaurants that use local ingredients, you invest in your community, cut down on your environmental footprint and enjoy fresher, more delicious products to boot.
Aside from Yolo County’s well-known commodity crops such as processing tomatoes, alfalfa, seed crops, wine grapes, almonds and walnuts, the county has more recently been heralded for its exceptional direct marketing. Tens of thousands of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes, filled with seasonal fresh market produce, leave the county each week, and the Davis Farmers’ Market, one of the first certified markets in the state in 1975 has been noted as a highly successful marketplace.
Yolo County continues to make its mark on California’s food revolution, providing Sacramento and Bay Area restaurants, grocers and individuals with seasonal produce and specialty agricultural products.
Find listings of Yolo County wineries, restaurants, farms and olive oils here.