(UPDATED 6/6/2023) Description of the Capitol Mall Farmers Market, one of Sacramento’s seasonal farmers markets. NEW: See updated “Snapshot” below.
This past week I combined a quick stop at Macy’s to return an item with a visit to the Wednesday farmers market on Capitol Mall. This is the first time I had patronized this seasonal farmers market.
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Capitol Mall Farmers Market
It was a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze. Sacramento police officers and their vehicles were stationed at both 5th and 6th Streets to ensure that vehicle traffic detoured around the market.
Capitol Mall is a great location for a farmers market – with long blocks, and a wide grass median. The farmers stalls filled one side of the long block, the width of Capitol Mall on 6th Street, and some of the opposite side of the street. The remainder was filled with multiple food trucks.
The market was not overly crowded when I was there. This did not come as a surprise as many (most?) downtown workers are still working from home. I did, however, observe several office workers who were obviously picking up their lunch to take back to work.
As is my usual procedure, I made the rounds of the various stalls checking out the produce displayed. Once I had made the circuit, I doubled back to make my purchases.
June is a great month to visit our farmers markets as both assorted berries and stone-fruit are in season. Among the items I purchased that day – cherries. Cherries are a favorite snack of mine when they are in season and the season it too short as far as I am concerned.
As I left the farmers market with my purchases, I took one last look at the State Capitol and the Tower Bridge which bracket Capitol Mall. The angle of the sun on the Tower Bridge made it look like a shiny gold coin. A very pretty sight.
It was interesting to note that many of my fellow farmers market shoppers were wearing their masks. I had stopped at Macy’s prior to making my way to the farmers market, and there too very few were not masked. My guess is that many of us are in wait and see mode. The combination of COVID variants and the percentage of non-immunized individuals in Sacramento does not fill one with confidence.
Comments on the Capitol Mall Farmers Market?
Have you patronized the Capitol Mall farmers market? Any other observations?
Capitol Mall Farmers Market 2023 Snapshot (updated 6/6/2023):
- 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Capitol Mall, between 5th and 6th Streets
- May 30 – September 27
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