The Farmers Market at the Grove School: Local and Organic Produce!
"For its rustic location and the purity of its vendor selection, it's one of the most attractive markets in the Southland.” David Karp, L.A. Times “Farmers Market Watch”
For Redlands’ produce savvy, Saturday morning means it’s time to grab the shopping bags and head to the farmers market!
The Farmers Market at the Grove School is a year-round, rain or shine certified market with the goal of promoting local agriculture and community health. Located on Orange Avenue between Iowa and Nevada Streets, the market runs from 8am to 12pm year-round, rain or shine. The scenic location means it’s one of Redlands’ best kept secrets.
The Grove’s middle school campus is a farm with an FFA program, livestock and a working garden. Regular vendors at the Grove market include: Friendship Family Farm from Devore with seasonal fruit, meat shares and eggs (including duck eggs), Glencairn Farm in Redlands offers citrus and avocados, Rancho de los Proyectos from Reche Canyon brings their seasonal produce and salsas, and Three Sisters Farm in San Timoteo Canyon has certified organic greens, lettuces, fresh herbs & cut flowers. The Grove School students sell the fruit from their orchard, produce from the school garden, fresh-baked sourdough bread and The Raven’s Café has coffee and breakfast. Market proceeds benefit school programs.
Adjacent Heritage Park features walking paths, newly planted trees, grassy field, shaded picnic tables and work has begun on a rustic amphitheater. In the background, the beautiful and historic Barton schoolhouse has been fully restored and now graces the site. A memorial grove of pink variegated Eureka lemons borders the parking lot and a view of the nearby historic Asistencia completes the scene. The relaxed, family atmosphere is perfect for meeting up with friends and chatting about your favorite recipes.
With today’s health concerns and for all the benefits of shopping local, farmers markets are important for sourcing in-season and fresh-picked produce and supporting small family farms.
Location: 1775 Orange Avenue Redlands, CA 92373
Hours: Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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