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The Hens Roost

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The Hens Roost

Welcome to The Hens Roost – the heart of Bakersfield’s local and sustainable food movement. At The Hens Roost, we’re not just about selling fresh produce; we’re about nurturing a community that values healthy, accessible, and sustainable food.



Founded on the principles of sustainability and community support, The Hens Roost has grown from a simple farmer’s market stall to a cornerstone of Bakersfield’s local food scene. We proudly operate the River Lakes Farmer’s Market and Haggin Oaks Farmer’s Market at Kaiser Permanente, bringing the freshest local produce right to your doorstep.

Apple Core Project

Fighting Hunger, Nourishing Communities

Our passion goes beyond just selling food. As the founder of the AppleCore Project, a dedicated 501(c)(3) non-profit, we’re committed to ending hunger locally. We believe in the power of sustainable growing methods, food pantries, and food distributions, and we’ve partnered with food banks and community allies to make this vision a reality. Through these efforts, we’re teaching the importance of farm-to-fork eating, advocating for healthier diets, and ensuring food access for all.

PB Jack

A Taste of Nature


PB Jack’s
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In our quest to offer wholesome, natural options, we launched PB Jack’s – a line of all-natural nut butters that embody our commitment to quality and health. Available at our farmer’s markets and online, PB Jack’s is more than just a product; it’s a testament to our belief in natural, unprocessed, and delicious food.



At The Hens Roost, our mission is clear: to provide Bakersfield with sustainable, healthy food choices, to educate our community about the benefits of local produce, and to be a driving force in the fight against hunger. We are more than a business; we’re a family of farmers, entrepreneurs, and dreamers, united by our love for good food and our community.

Join us in our journey towards a healthier, more sustainable future. Whether you’re picking up fresh produce at our markets, spreading PB Jack’s on your morning toast, or supporting the AppleCore Project, you’re a part of something bigger – a movement towards a better, more nourished world.

Welcome to The Hens Roost

Where Good Food and Great Causes Come Together.



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Riverlakes Farmers Market

The mothership. Home to PBJacks. Local Pop Up offering local goods week after week! Meet our producers on Saturdays at the weekly farmers market from 9am-1pm.
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Haggin Oaks Farmer’s Market

Haggin Oaks Farmers Market is held at Kaiser Permanente, on Ming Ave and Haggin Oaks Blvd. Sunday’s market runs from 9am-2pm, every week and offers a prime example of what other cities are trying to replicate. The San Joaquin Valley has been called “The Bread Basket of the World” and every week we get to enjoy what we grow. Keeping with Kaiser’s commitment of “helping to create a healthier community”. We show up week after week bringing you the best that California has to offer. Bakersfield is full of local farmers, small batch food crafters, artists and small business owners who make up this #sundayfunday and put Bakersfield on the map for being #localvores!


The Hens Roost

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1916 G Street
Bakersfield, California


(661) 864-7048

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