In the Farm-to-Fork Capital, it’s safe to say there is a farmers market for everyone. Wednesdays at Winn might be the market for anyone with a bohemian sensibility. With yoga, rocking chairs (and once-a-month rocking chair meditation), mats and floor cushions, the vibe is mellow and the goods are, well, good for you—and the world.
Beyond fresh produce, yogurt, baked goods, local food trucks and live music, you’ll find calendula oil, eco-friendly mini greens and pickled red onions.
Boone’s Red Onions operator Christopher Argyros donates a portion of his profits to LGBQT asylum seekers, and Tyler Wunsch gives away his Yucatan-made embroidered masks to people who can’t afford one or are experiencing homelessness. His Spread the Love Project combines pandemic protection with sustainability, as Wunsch personally collects discarded paper masks on Sacramento streets, then sends them for recycling to be made into new products.
Many of the Wednesdays at Winn vendors launched their businesses mid-pandemic, including peanut brittle vendor KayLynn of Sweet Nuts and Justin Ten Eyck with his invention, the Thera-Wishbone massage tool.
“This is a real community event,” says market manager Lisa Nottingham of the Midtown Association. “It’s been a great gathering place, especially through COVID, as people can stay in their separate areas. And we wanted to activate the park to the benefit of the entire neighborhood.”
Claudia Drake and her friend Tanika Rideau don’t miss a market, and always get a freshly squeezed lemonade. Says Drake: “This is self-care for me. I am a single mother of three, running my own business. We come out here and relax.”
Wednesdays at Winn
When: Wednesdays 3–7:30 p.m.
Where: Winn Park, 27th and P streets in Sacramento
More information: exploremidtown.org/wednesdays-at-winn
More Sacramento Farmers Markets
Midtown Farmers Market
Saturdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 20th Street between J and L streets and recently expanded to include K Street between 19th and 21st streets.
Oak Park Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 3–7 p.m. at McClatchy Park, 35th Street and 5th Avenue.
Sacramento at Arden Fair
Temporarily relocated from under the W-X Freeway, which is undergoing improvements, Sundays 8 a.m.–noon.