9am-2pm April to December / 10am-2pm January to March
Always open rain or shine!
The Arcata Plaza farmers’ market is the largest of NCGA’s markets, hosting over 70 local farmers and makers at the height of the season. The market as we know it today evolved from the first “Community Producers Market” started in 1978, and was one of the very first farmers’ markets established in the state. The Saturday market moved locations a couple times before landing on the Arcata Plaza in the mid-80’s. Since then, the Arcata Plaza market has expanded to all four sides of the Plaza, showcasing a wide array of agricultural products from throughout the county.
Families picnic in the grass, hula hoopers abound, and spontaneous events pop up from time to time including group tai-chi or the occasional flash mob. Over the years we have hosted many events at the market including produce tastings, salsa competitions, pumpkin contests, Diversity days, the Eat Local Challenge and many others. We also continue to partner with Arcata Food Project’s gleaning program, ensuring any extra produce gets to folks who need it.