Summer in Yuba-Sutter means luscious melons, juicy peaches and ripe tomatoes for those willing to check out a farmers market or two – one of the bonuses of living in a state known for its agriculture.
But market-goers might be surprised at how varied Yuba-Sutter’s harvest is.
A new “Map of Yuba-Sutter Farm Stands” put out by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce lists 30 stands. Fruits and vegetables abound, of course, but some stands specialize in roses, mushrooms and olive oil.
“I was quite surprised myself, because I had no idea there was this many,” said Cherie Stephens, co-owner of Stephens Farmhouse, a farmers market on Highway 99 south of Yuba City.