Pennys bing cherries, close up of beautiful bright red cherries, Redding, CA

Where to Find the Local Fruits and Vegetables in Northern California

Beautiful blackberries from along the Trinity river in Trinity county, California.
Blackberries from Trinity county.
There are Farmer’s Markets everywhere in California. Just about every city, has several a week during the summer and fall, and many small towns also feature a once a week farmers market.

Here is a link to a Farmers Market resource for California.

Farmers Markets in California

Here is a list of Farmers Markets from Red Bluff to Redding, California.

Farmers markets in Redding and Redbluff

The first list has just about every city in California, except Weaverville, California, and maybe some other small towns.

The Weaverville, California, Farmers Market is on Wednesday Evenings in the Meadow on Highway 299, next to the Highland Art Center. The market starts at 4:00 pm and goes until 7:00 pm.

Also when traveling in California, not on Interstates, but on the smaller local highways, you will find lots of fruit and vegetable stands. Highway 99 between Red bluff and Chico for example you will pass many stands. And also on Highway 20 from Marysville to Grass Valley, you will see one or two. And also on the highway 99 from Chico to Yuba City and Sacramento, Highway 99 you will find lots of fresh fruit stands, with nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits and vegetables. Along with Jams, and whatever else can be made from the local fruits and vegetables. Careful driving on these highways! They are in the country and only two lanes.

Fresh Garden Herbs, Oregono, Mint, Chives, and Basil

These are the herbs now in the garden. I love having the chives and mint on hand. The chives for cooking, and the mint for teas, and water also. The chives grow all year long in some parts of California and the mint also.

Basil, garden herb in Shasta county, California, Veroniqque.
Basil, Redding, California
Spearmint in the herb garden in shasta county, California, Veroniqque.
Spearmint, herb garden.
Garden herb, oregano, in Shasta county, California, Veroniqque.
Garden herb, oregano.
Chives in the home garden, Redding, California, Veroniqque, northern California.
Garden herbs, chives, Redding,California.
Garden herb, basil in Redding, California, Shasta county, veorniqque.
Garden herb basil in Redding, California.

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Garden Herbs, Shasta County

english thyme in my garden in Redding, California, VeroniqqueUpdate!  My herbs are doing wonderful!  The English thyme is still there and it’s been going for a couple of years now, and the parsley, the chives look beautiful and I can’t believe how well these herbs do over the years.  I just planted some basil, and I might plant some more parsley.
I planted English thyme, Italian parsley, and some regular Thyme.  I had some chives which were already growing in a tiny clay pot for a couple years.  Also oregano, which was in the same clay pot, but  I replanted this year, to be with the parsley and oregano and it seems to be doing much better.

herb garden in Shasta county.
Herbs grown in the yard.
Italian Parsley grown in Redding, Shasta county, Veroniqque.
Italian parsley growing in a pot.
I absolutely love having the fresh herbs on hand to cook with.  They are great for adding to a sautee of vegetables, or roasting a chicken with herbs and garlic.

Strawberries and rainbow girl in July, 2011.

rainbow girl and strawberry bed in rock wall.

  

My aunt had some wonderful strawberries this year with all the late rain.  She has them planted in a long row along and edge of a long rock wall.  It’s very unique, and old.  The garden is above the rock wall, and you can access that from either sides of the wall via trails. 
bed of strawberries in the rock wall, rainbow girl love’s strawberrie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainbow girl loves, strawberries, rainbows, mermaids, and paradise.
She is a puppet maker, a movie star, and a ballerina.

Strawberries in Trinity county.
Strawberries are great in Weaverville.
Strawberries in Trinity county.

Stawberries in Trinity county.
Strawberries in Trinity county.
Strawberries.

strawberry Trinity county
Lovely Strawberry.
strawberry in the sunlight