Going Mobile

As the Pandemic continues to keep us from being at our normal market locations we have been preparing to go mobile! We hope to be reaching more communities in the coming weeks! This has all been a whirlwind for everyone but we look forward to seeing you all from a respectable distance very very soon!!

Thank you for the continued support!
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Updated information for Wednesday Pick Up!

In order to beat the heat and keep our produce fresh, we are changing the pick up hours for the Wednesday Pick Up Location at Kaiser Permanente on Chester Avenue!

Please come and pick up your items from 10am-2pm.

We will also have yogurt, hummus & some lunch items available for purchase that day as well.

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Making Changes to Better Serve our Customers

After much learning during our first two weeks of orders, we have decided to make a few changes to better serve our loyal customers.

First change, due to a limited ability to deliver to customers, we are now reserving delivery option only for seniors 65 and older. Our sincere apologies, however, we currently only have the man power available to serve our seniors through the delivery service.

Second change, No More Selecting a Membership! This was very confusing for many of you so the site has been reset so that upon check out, you will choose pick up or delivery. Once again, pick up and delivery will be free of charge (actually they will be One Cent, because our system can't default to $0) for the first three months, which means that beginning on June 13, 2020 the following service charge fees will be added to your order. These fees will offset the overhead costs associated to putting together orders from our various producers.

Pick up fees will be $5 per week.

Delivery fees will be $10 per week and will be available to the general public in addition to our customers 65 and older.

We want to thank you for supporting our amazing farmers and local food producers and to extend our gratitude for your patience as we learn and continue to make change to best support our amazing vendors and our passionate and loyal customers.

Wishing you all a healthy and safe weekend,

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Thank YOU!!

Thank you to everyone who is supporting our local farmers market community of vendors. We are working on adding all of your favorites, so if you don't see them here this week...keep checking back!

Another huge thank you for your patience, as we continue to learn the process of transitioning our Farmers Markets to a virtual platform.

Wishing you and your loved ones health and peace during this difficult time.

Be well,

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Welcome to Kern County's First Virtual Farmer's Market

Keeping our farmers, food producers & customers safe during this time is our highest priority.

On March 28, 2020 Kaiser Permanente and The Hens Roost announce Kern County’s First Virtual Farmer’s Market

In response to COVID 19 we made the decision to make the safety of our farmers, food producers and customers as our main priority and thus shut down our in-person Farmer's Markets at both Kaiser Permanente Facilities and at Brimhall.

That doesn't mean we have to stop supporting all of the local businesses we have grown to love. These are the businesses that supply us with the food that has become a staple at our dinner tables. The fruit and vegetables that nourish our body and mind along with so many other goods hand crafted by the folks we love.

Together we have been working around the clock to try and meet the needs of our farmers, food producers and our customers. Ensuring high quality, safe, locally grown food and food products get into the hands of our Kern County Residents has been and always will be the mission of the KP & Hens Roost Farmer’s Markets.

After a lot of research, we found an awesome partner in Lulus Local Food. They have provided us with an opportunity to use their platform to develop Kern County's First Virtual Farmer's Market.


What is a Virtual Farmer’s Market?

A Virtual Farmer’s Market is an online platform that helps link small local farmers and food producers to our Kern County Community!
Here's how it works

Step 1: Choose a Membership type
Step 2: Do your shopping from the comfort of your home. No lines, no social distancing concerns, no worries about beating the crowds
Step 3: We do the rest!
Step 4: You and your family enjoy the best local food that the Central Valley has to offer!


Until May 1st, all memberships will be a Free 3 month membership!

Check out our Membership tab at the top of the site for details on type of memberships.

Please be patient with us as this is a new skill that we are learning, it is a new way of doing business for our farmers and food producers and there is sure to be a learning curve for us all. We will make mistakes, but we know that this is the right thing to do for our farmers market family!


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.

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Looking forward to serving you via this new innovative approach!

Jaclyn Allen, The Hens Roost
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