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Chico’s Thursday Night Market offers a variety of choices

Rodolfo Martinez, owner of RM Farms, holds his blackberries and strawberries at the Chico's Thursday night market. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Yaritza Ayon

September 11, 2018

If you’re new to Chico or just want to know the town in a nutshell, the Thursday night market is the place to go. Located on Broadway St. between 2nd and 5th St., the market gives off a real feel of Chico and its residents. Although most farmers markets are known for vendors with solely, locally...

Chico celebrates National Agriculture Week

Almond blooms at University Farm. Photo courtesy Samuel Monteon

Austin Redfern

March 16, 2015

As most students have returned to their home for sunny skies and beach parties, Chico State still plans on paying homage to Ag Day. National Ag Week takes place from Sunday through Saturday March 21, while Ag Day is held on Wednesday March 18. According to agday.org, "Ag day is about recognizing - and c...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Max Valentine and Hayden Senter, both art majors, making prints for the Thursday Night Market attendees. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer's market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Kurt Albrecht, co-owner of Chaffin Family Orchards, inspects a dietary mineral supplement used by his herd. This group of about 40 Angus cattle will have to be moved to another side of the property soon to prevent overgrazing.Photo credit: Nicholas Carr

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

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