FORTUNA FARMERS' MARKET
Open Tuesdays 3-6PM
June 6-October 31
Downtown Fortuna - see location details below
The Fortuna Farmers' Market brings the bounty of local farms to the tables of our customers. Our market has a variety of farms, ranches, nurseries, and prepared food vendors, most of whom are located in the Eel River Valley. All the produce and plants at the Fortuna Farmers’ Market are grown in Humboldt County and are GMO-free.
Market season kicks off in June, and you’ll see plenty of fresh greens, garden starts, landscaping and edible plants at the market. Customers can almost never leave the market without grabbing a basket (or three!) of Bee’s big juicy strawberries or a rack of Kentucky’s Don’s BBQ ribs, fresh out of the smoker.
As the summer blossoms, so does the variety of produce. Tables are stacked high with tomatoes and squash, peppers ranging from sweet bells to spicy Scotch Bonnets, and fresh cut herbs and flowers. Peaches, plums, blackberries, and strawberries are in abundance for most of the summer.
Fall brings everyone’s favorite Sarvinski Family Farm corn to the market, as well as pumpkins for decorating and winter squash that you can store for when the market is closed for the season. The Eel River Valley boasts prolific varieties of locally bred and cultivated apples (some come from trees that are 100 years old), so make sure to ask the farmers about what special varieties they have at the market that week.
The Fortuna Farmers’ Market boasts a huge selection of produce, grown all over the county from as far as Willow Creek and Kneeland to as close as Carlotta and Ferndale. We’ve got fruit, veggies, nuts, meat, fish, eggs, and oysters as well as BBQ and Nicaraguan style hot food. There is always something for everyone, but visit our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.
9/6 : Humboldt Senior Resource Center
9/13 : Open Door Community Health Clinics
9/20 : Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Humboldt Workforce Coalition, Humboldt NeuroHealth
10/4 : Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Humboldt Workforce Coalition
10/8 : Humboldt Senior Resource Center
Ongoing : Master Food Preservers hosting food sampling, preservation demos, and more!
The music schedule will be updated as musicians are hired for the market. If you are a musician who would like to be considered to play music for the market, please visit the Market Info Booth and talk to Manager Megan or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
The Fortuna Farmers' Market is located at 10th St between Main and L St in downtown Fortuna
Click "Google" on the map to get directions
Meet the Market Manager
Megan Kenney, Manager of Cooperative Distribution
In addition to managing the Fortuna Farmers' Market, Megan coordinates the Harvest Box program (a multi farm CSA style produce box) and connects local resource and health centers with wholesale local produce to provide to their clients. She is currently working alongside other locally focused organizations to improve Humboldt's food infrastructure, which will allow for increased collaboration between multiple aspects of our local food system, leading to an improvement in our region's food security. Megan is honored to have been awarded the Community Alliance with Family Farmers 2022 Farmers' Market Champion of the Year.
This contact form is for general questions about the Fortuna Farmers' Market, not for inquiries about selling at our market.
If you are looking for information about vending at the Fortuna Farmers' Market, please read all of the requirements listed on the Interested Vendors page for our Agricultural Vendors (farmers/ranchers) or Non-Agricultural Members (prepared food/crafts). There is a form on that page where you can request an application, AFTER reading through all of the required information.