Farmer’s Markets In Northern California

Here is a listing for the Farmers Market in Shasta County.  Starts April 3rd.

http://www.shastagrowersassociation.com/

For Trinity County, I didn’t find a website, but i found a Facebook page, if you are interested in that Farmers Market.  It is every Wednesday starting at 4pm

https://www.facebook.com/WeavervilleCAFarmersMarket/

Chico has a market on Saturday and Thursday, both located downtown, in addition to other days.

http://chicofarmersmarket.com/

Below is the California Certified Grown Farmer’s Market you do a search to find local market’s in each city.

http://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/

Picture of red, green, and yellow peppars, also watermelons, cucumbers, and butter nut squash, from Willow Creek Organic Farms.

Trinity County Farmers Market, Willow Creek Organic Farm

Picture of red, green, and yellow peppars, also watermelons, cucumbers, and butter nut squash, from Willow Creek Organic Farms.
Farmers Market in Weaverville, CA.

The Farmers’ Market in Weaverville, is every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.   Next week is the last week for the season.  It’s held in the field next to the Highland Art Museum.

One of the vendors is Willow Creek Organic Farms, located down river, at Willow Creek.  It’s about an hour or so from Weaverville heading to the coast.

Beutiful display of carros, squashes butternut and acorn, at the Weaverville Farmers' Market.
Farmers’ Market featuring the Willow Creek Organic Farm.

 

 

Willow Creek Farm did such a nice job displaying their vegetables and fruits that I asked to take a photograph.  The chalkboards were a nice touch to their display.

 

 

 

Here is a link to their website and their Facebook page.

Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables, peppers, green, yellow and red. Also small watermelons, green with dark green strips.
Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables

Willow Creek Organic Farm

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4th of July, Weaverville, CA, Destruction Derby

The 4th of July in Weaverville, CA is a week long celebration usually. They have already set up the fair and concessions in the Lowden Park. These are pictures from the Destruction Derby in years past. You have not experience 4th of July in Weaverville until you have experienced the Destruction Derby. It is very exciting!

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Sleeping duck black and white, with gray and bluish rocks in the background, and the dark water with the reflection of the duck.

Wild Common Merganser Ducks in the Trinity River

Two wild common Merganser ducks swimming on the Trinity river.
Wild common Merganser ducks swimming.

These ducks are amazing!  I looked up these ducks and they are the common Merganser wild duck also called the Goosander.  they are larger ducks of lakes and rivers, and they prefer the fresh water. They are common to North America, Europe and Asia.

I love to watch them ducking in and out of the water getting food.They eat fish and nest in holes in trees.  Which makes perfect sense there are a lot of trees in this area.

 

Wild Common Merganser ducks swimming upriver in the Trinity river, northern California.
Common Merganser ducks in the Trinity river, CA.

 

These Common Merganser wild ducks like to swim up the side of the river, and then they float down.  sometimes with little ducklings following.  it’s adorable. In the Trinity river, we mostly see these wild ducks in the winter.