The Farmers Marketplace and the Gold Country Food Hub started as a glimmer in the eye of a Placer County farmer whose desire was to create an efficient and profitable way for local farmers and artisan producers to market, sell and distribute their products while providing our community with convenient access to locally produced food.
Also important was education based on the growing data and research on the benefits of eating clean, local, seasonal, organically produced food. Educating the community on buying their primary foods locally from businesses that use organic, regenerative and eco-conscious practices was paramount, while collectively growing a thriving, local food system and economy.
It all began in July 2019 when our founder, Tammi Riedl of Lincoln Hills Farm, along with co-farming colleagues, Dave & Danielle Kuder, launched "The HUB" in Lincoln, California, with a few other farmers and artisan producers. Every Thursday we would bring all of the products together, set up under canopies outside of the Citizen Vine Wine Bar in Lincoln, distributing online pre-orders to our community.
In November 2020, we moved into our Auburn HUBstore facility located at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. This provided an indoor space to aggregate all of the products from our producers, pack orders and load our transport vehicles for home deliveries and distribution at our other HUBsites.
In July 2023, we opened The Farmers Marketplace Community Grocery Store & Gathering Space located at 195 Elm Ave. in downtown Auburn. Our vision includes the addition of the OG Cafe & Coffee Bar opening in the fall of 2023.
We have a fantastic team of loyal, passionate and knowledgeable employees who carefully check all of the products to ensure they meet our high quality standards and pack orders with a sensitivity to detail, feeling grateful to experience the bounty and the joy of local foods, packed up, picked up and delivered to our community.
As we grow and move through the seasons, we continually introduce new local producers and products. We thoroughly vet all of our producers, ensuring that our farmers are using Non-GMO, organic, and regenerative practices and that our artisan producers source locally and use organic ingredients in the products they make. All producers are encouraged to use eco-friendly packaging, minimizing the use of plastic and using compostable and recyclable, zero waste packaging as much as possible.
Our goal is that our in-store and online community farmers market can provide a profitable, time-efficient way for our local producers to distribute their products, while giving our customers ease of access to fresh, local, seasonal, organic grocery, garden and eco-lifestyle products in the most convenient way.
"Having been a regenerative farmer in Placer County for eight years, selling through a variety of markets, restaurants, food hubs and our farm stand, I quickly learned that every time I was away from the farm, sitting at markets selling my products was time away from doing what I LOVE. For me, a food HUB was a great solution, allowing me to simply harvest to order and deliver my products. Today, when I hear our local farmers and artisan producers share their confidence in maintaining their businesses while meeting the needs of the community, I know the HUB has played a role in the solution of time management, mentoring and making connections to resources, helping build capacity to . Check out the many faces of our producers and know that every time you SHOP on the HUB, you are supporting their businesses and giving them the gift of time. Thank you for being an integral part of growing a thriving, local food system and economy!"
~ Tammi Riedl, Founder, The Farmers Marketplace & The Gold Country Food Hub
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Our HUB Team is an amazing group of local farmers and small business owners who truly believe in the value of working collectively to build a sustainable local food system and want to give back to their community in every way they can!
Crate Full is a Loomis based, non-profit organization that assembles and delivers custom crates filled with locally sourced produce, home baked goods and flowers to Placer County families in need of a healthy harvest packed with love and a bouquet of sunshine. We invite you to contribute by adding a Crate Full Giving Box to your HUB order!
Our network of local farmers and artisans bring you their most AMAZING farm fresh, seasonal, produce and hand-made products each week! There are always new and exciting things to check out on the HUB and you can get it all delivered right to your door!
A life-long entrepreneur in technology, finance, marketing and an organic farmer, airbnb and land use consultant, Tammi passionately devotes her time, as the Founder and Executive Director, to The Farmers Marketplace. As an innovative leader in the regenerative, agricultural community, she is dedicated to mentoring and nurturing relationships with local farmers and artisans. Tammi has deep roots in our community, advocating for collaboration in local food distribution channels while consulting with farm and property owners on ecological land management and design. Tammi’s bright, joyous spirit is felt in everything she does, with the many people at all stages of farming and producing that she inspires and mentors. Happiness is doing what she loves: learning, sharing knowledge and making connections to provide our community with access to the freshest, wholesome, locally sourced produce and products available.
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