The Vineyard Farmer’s Market

by Phillip on September 5, 2011

Produce Stand at Vineyard Farmer's Market

If you haven’t been to The Vineyard Farmer’s Market, you are truly missing out on one of Fresno’s best places to get fresh, local produce.  Located on the corner of Blackstone and Shaw beneath a tall, vine-covered arbor, it is one of the great outlets for farm fresh goods in the area.  And there’s a lot to be had here, from stone fruit to grass-fed beef and everything between, with many certified organic options.

The market is open year-round, Wednesday from 3pm – 6pm, and Saturday from 7am – noon.  It’s best to get there early on either day, as it gets busy and all the best produce gets picked over quickly.  Stop by, and you’ll see why it’s so popular!  Here are some of the many great things spotted at last Saturday’s Market:

Nectarines at Vineyard Farmer's Market

Peppers at Vineyard Farmer's Market

Tomatoes at Vineyard Farmer's Market

Plums at Vineyard Farmer's Market

Cage-free eggs at Vineyard Farmer's Market

Asian Pears at Vineyard Farmer's Market

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Nicole September 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Wish I had been feeling well enough to join you on Saturday! I also wish you had picked me up a few of those plums :-)

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Justin September 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I am glad that you recommended the Vineyard last Saturday; I got there a little bit later and there was still a lot of great produce. I almost bought some figs, but chickened out.

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Phillip September 6, 2011 at 8:17 am

I’m glad you went out! Good spot, right?
What I love about this town’s Farmer’s Markets is that they pretty well cover the week for me – The Vineyard on Saturday and Wednesday, River Park on Tuesday evenings (if I run out of anything), and Clovis on Friday night is as much pure entertainment as a place to pick something up. There’s really no reason why you can’t eat locally grown fresh produce, at least all summer long!

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Emily September 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

I am so happy to have found this blog! My husband and I are new to Fresno, and I’ve been looking for a good farmer’s market. With the abundance of produce here in the Central Valley, it’s been surprising (to me at least) that there aren’t more local organic options in grocery stores and restaurants. I guess we just didn’t know where to look! I will definitely be checking out the Vineyard. Thanks!

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Phillip September 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Well, welcome! We’re glad to have you, and we’re glad you found us, too!

We’re just getting started with this and there’s a lot to come… like you said, there’s so much food in this valley. So let’s talk about it! We’d love it if you joined the conversation, whether it’s here, or on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for the comment!

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