homegrown EATS

"Buy fresh, buy local."

Welcome to the Central Valley! You're in a perfect position to bring the very best of local produce and farm products into your new home year-round. There is a myriad of reasons to buy local products; they taste great and have more nutrients, but shopping locally also means that you're supporting a local family and engaging in a time-honored connection between eater and grower. It's also fun!


Dutch Hollow Farms
At Dutch Hollow Farms, their mission is simple. "We want to show our great community what good flowers, fruits and vegetables can be grown here in the Central Valley of California. In addition to providing the community with locally grown and fresh products, we also want to provide the community with the opportunity to learn something new about farming." Whether you visit in the fall for pumpkins or in the spring for tulips, they strive to provide learning opportunities.
4524 Milnes Rd., Modesto

Loretelli Farms
Fresh fruit and vegetables picked daily throughout the season… We have over 30 varieties of peaches, nectarines, plums ... best known for pole-grown tomatoes.
1151 Claratina Ave., Modesto 

Modesto Certified Farmers' Market
MCFM is where the locals go for fresh produce, delicious food, and unique artisan goods. In one convenient location, you can support local farmers and take home healthy, nutritious vegetables and fruit. Bringing the farmer and the consumer together, while giving back to the community we call home. Family activities, kids' crafts, giveaways, special holiday events – the farmers' market is for everyone.
Thursday and Saturdays, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm during specified season dates.
16th Street between H Street and I streets, alongside the Stanislaus County Library in downtown Modesto. 

Oakdale Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday night, 5 pm-8 pm

North Third Avenue, Oakdale

Ott Farms
Ott Farms is a huge blueberry and cherry farm in Modesto, where you pick and pay. Blueberries are super healthy and so delicious – eat them fresh, make pies or muffins, blend in yogurt, smoothies, compotes, etc. Blueberry picking is actually fun, and I highly recommend it!
3082 Shiloh Rd., Modesto

Pleasant Valley Farms 
Best place to pick up farm-fresh eggs. Very affordable fresh eggs and a nice short relaxing drive in the country to get there. Flats of fresh brown organic, cage-free eggs available. 
10858 W. Ripon Rd., Ripon

Ripon Farmers' Market
A family favorite with something for everyone! Forty-one vendors, live music, live art demonstrations, and kids’ art classes, are just a few of the things Ripon Farmers' Market has to offer. Customer favorites include Ohana Seafood, E&H Farms, Sons Farm Fresh, and Dutch Roots Flower Farm. New to the farmers' market: Magnolia Southern Kitchen and Trailer Park’d Coffee Truck. The “Beer Garden” will feature the Tap Travelers and 18Seventy Brewery. Garden Joy is a local community garden that grows produce for local food banks as well as provides recipe kits to low-income schools and offers free kids' classes.  
Every Thursday night from May 5th through September 29th. 5-8 pm 
529 W. Main St., Ripon 
Sponsored by Strand Ace Hardware

Rodin Ranch Fruit Stand
This fruit stand sits on the corner of our fourth-generation family farm, beckoning customers to stop and enjoy the agricultural abundance Stanislaus County has to offer.
5000 Claribel Rd., corner Of Claribel and Oakdale Road, Modesto

SONS Farm Fresh Fruit Stand
"MadiSON, JackSON, AlliSON, and HudSON! Four brothers and sisters from Oakdale. We live on a farm and raise lots of chickens – about 150. SONS Farm Fresh began with us selling our chicken eggs." Fresh produce and goods. All produce sourced from California farmers.
Open daily throughout season 
1936 E. F St., Oakdale

Vanderhelm Farms
Blueberry, strawberry and tree fruit U-pick family farm. This family farm boasts 15 varieties of delicious blueberries that ripen from the end of April until early July. Four varieties of strawberries for u-pick from mid-April to July. "Bring a good attitude, a smile, a sense of adventure, family and friends and a camera."
1678 Albers Rd., Modesto 

Zinc House Farm
Zinc House Farm exists to educate and promote the healthy human connection to the earth and agriculture. Zinc House Farm is home to about a dozen happy hens that supply our produce stand with fresh eggs each day to sell by the dozen. They are fed a natural diet and love being talked to. When visiting our farm, stop by and say hi to the ladies.
20679 CA-120, Escalon

Fun Fact:
ZINC HOUSE FARM is named for the little prefab house shipped in 1850 from New York to the Port of Stockton, then via French Camp Slough and six-horse Fisher Stage Line team to a site on French Camp Road, just north of Highway 120. The travel time from New York to Stockton was about six months.