Friday Night Market is held in Marysville every Friday night from May 31 to August 16, 2013. It takes place on D Street between 1st and 3rd Streets from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is a certified Farmers' Market and street fair, featuring crafts, raffles, a children's activity area, and different entertainment each week. Vendors include Bock's Fruit, Cookie Tree, Hector's Taco Shop, Italian Ice, Mustache Mike's, Painted Sky Soaps, R Farm, and Tony's Fruit Stand.
The article "Vendor Fears Racism in Ouster from Marysville Farmers' Market" by Nancy Pasternack, from the Appeal-Democrat, June 4, 2010, revealed a major dispute related to the management of the Friday Night Market. According to the article, two of the five Marysville Business Improvement District board members in charge of the Friday Night Market resigned in protest of the fact that the board's president Tom King and vice president Jeremiah Edwards forced Lem Blackshire of Big Lem's Bar-B-Q and Soul Food out of the Friday Night Market. Jeremiah Edwards, who owns the Downtown Mini Market and Deli, claimed that Blackshire "is not a fit in this market." Edwards and Blackshire had been selling competing tri-tip, but Blackshire had stopped selling the tri-tip in response to Edwards' demands and was still forced out of the market anyway.
The subsequent article "Marysville BID Officer Asked to Step Down" by Nancy Pasternack, from the Appeal-Democrat, June 8, 2010, reported that Jeremiah Edwards was then voted off the board of the Marysville Business Improvement District as a result of his actions described above.
Other local farmers' markets include the Yuba City Certified Farmers' Market in Yuba City, the Brownsville Farmers' Market in Brownsville, the Grange Farmers' Market in Dobbins, and the Plumas Lake Farmers' Market in Plumas Lake.
"Vendor Fears Racism in Ouster from Marysville Farmers' Market" by Nancy Pasternack, Appeal-Democrat, June 4, 2010 "Marysville BID Officer Asked to Step Down" by Nancy Pasternack, Appeal-Democrat, June 8, 2010