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page with maps of regional Farmers Markets, I had no idea this would become such a
resource to so many folks. Welcome!
I've arranged these roughly in a north to south pattern.
A good deal of information on Farmer's Markets in California is available from the
updated website kept by the
California Federation of Certified Farmer's Markets
fcafarmersmarkets.com/, accessed 3/27/2005.
Here are farmer's markets reasonably close to San Francisco, the South Bay
and Santa Cruz, with local maps.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturdays
Year round except Yule and New Year's weeks.
Bayfair Mall parking lot,
Fairmont and East 14th Streets,
San Leandro, CA 94578
Up to 45 growers and food sellers at peak season.
|Old Oakland Farmers Market, Alemeda
9th St. between Broadway & Clay
8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Fridays
Near Oakland City Center/12th Street BART, and the 10, 14, 51, 82 bus routes
|San Francisco Noe Valley
City: San Francisco
Location: 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg.
Sat 8am - Noon Saturdays year round
Website: Friends of Noe Valley Farmer's Market
This is the newest Farmer's Market on the block, held in a mid-block parking lot.
Great energy and a lovely neighborhood to explore while you're here. Also
accessible by bus (24 and 48 routes) and Muni (close to the J-Church line) which is
very handy in the middle of town.
|San Francisco Alemany
City: San Francisco
Location: San Francisco & Putnam Aves. off Alemany and Bayshore.
Sat 5am - 4pm Saturdays year round
This is the most colorful, multicultural farmer's market in The City, and I love it.
There's a separately run Flea Market in this location on Sundays.
|San Francisco Heart of the City
City: San Francisco
Civic Center Plaza, Market Street between 7th & 8th, year round
7am - 5:00pm Sundays
7am - 5:30pm Wednesdays
Bring a few extra dollars and "tithe" to the homeless population who live here...
|Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
at the Ferry Building, One Embarcadero, San Francisco
10:30 am - 2:30 pm, Tuesdays
Saturday mornings, One Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415 353-5650
The official website of the
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, sponsored by :CUESA - the Center for Urban Education about
Sustainable Agriculture has been wonderfully updated since their move "home" into
the refurbished Ferry Building in San Francisco in 2003, and includes a lot of new
information. Check out their growing list of links to organic farms around the state.
This is the most "upscale" in-town market. Seasonally, you'll also find artists
out selling their wares as nearby sidewalk vendors. Also take time to peruse the
market hall inside the Ferry Building itself!
|South San Francisco
Certified Farmer’s Market
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturdays, year-round.
Orange memorial Park, in the tennis courts parking lot. Orange Avenue @ Tennis
Drive, South San Francisco, CA, 94080.
Directions from 101:
Take the Grand Avenue exit off 101. Go West 1/4 mile on Grand Avenue
through downtown, up over the hill. Turn left on Orange Avenue. Go 6 blocks
and turn right on Tennis Drive. Follow Tennis Drive around to the tennis
court parking lots.
Directions from San Bruno:
Take El Camino Real to West Orange Avenue. Turn North on West Orange
Avenue to Tennis Drive. Take Tennis Drive around to the tennis court parking
About 35 growers and sellers
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursdays,
Year round except the last two weeks of the year.
Serramonte Center parking lot, in Daly City off I-280.
Up to 55 Growers and Food merchants.
|Mountain View, CA
9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Sundays year-round, corner of Hope Street and West Evelyn
in the parking lot across from the train station, Mountain View, CA 94041.
About 70 growers and food merchants.
9:00 - 1:00, Saturdays year-round
Saratoga High School parking lot at Saratoga/Sunnyvale Road at Herriman Ave,
Saratoga, CA 95070
About 40 growers and food merchants.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sundays
January through Thanksgiving
Princeton Plaza Mall, corner of Kooser and Meridian in the Blossom Hill district
of San Jose, 95118
Up to 40 growers and Food merchants.
|Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturdays year-round
"Music & Market Wednesday evenings 5:00 am - 8:30 pm
July through early September
S. Murphy Ave. between Washington & Evelyn
across from Sunnyvale Town Center
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturdays
May (Mother's Day) through October.
East 3rd Street and Depot Street at the Train Station in Morgan Hill, CA
About 30 growers and food merchants.
Upper West Parking Lots, Cabrillo College,
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
8:00am - 12:00 noon Saturdays
Phone: 831 728-5060
The biggest and best grower's market in the Santa Cruz region. Some good musicians
play there regularly, as well, and have at least one CD out. Good times, good food,
and bedding plants for your garden.
Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9, Felton, in the Santa Cruz Mountains:
take Hwy 17 between Santa Cruz and San Jose, Harmon Road to Graham Hill Road,
Right to Hwy 9 and turn Left, two long blocks, just past Hihn Street.
2:30pm - 6:30pm Tuesdays, May-Nov.
Phone: 831 335-9364
|Live Oak CFM
Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
9:00am - 1:00pm, Sundays, May-Oct.
Small but sweet, if you missed Cabrillo the day before.
|Santa Cruz CFM
Parking lot at Lincoln & Cedar Aves, downtown Santa Cruz
2:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays year round
Enjoy the downtown Santa Cruz cultural mix while
shopping for your weekly groceries.
Peck and Main, Watsonville
4:00pm - 8:00pm Fridays, May - Oct.
Phone: 831 726-7266
Some San Francisco and Peninsula Farmers Markets are showcased at:
Southern California Farmer's Markets information:
The USDA also posts a list of all Certified Farmers' Markets in CA, along
with contact information for each market.
For a locator of Farmers' Markets, Flea Markets and related open air markets
across North America, please visit:
They include such delights as the deserving of a drive Out of Your Way on a Weekend
flower market in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Finally in the summer of 2003, I fulfilled a longstanding interest and got out to
pick Ollallieberries - not once but twice! Here are some U-Pick Farms, and a link to
lists of several in the region:
640 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA 94060
Store and Farm
2700 Pescadero Roadd, Pescadero, CA
And a List of U-Pick
places at pickyourown.org
This page originally created 3/30/2002 by Ruth Temple
Updated and published 6/8/2002; updated 9/12/2003; Initial U-Pick links added 11/
10/2003; updated 3/27/2005
Updates, additions? send email to Markets at this domain...