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Farmer's Markets

Thank you for making this a popular source on the web -- when I assembled this 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
http://, 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.
Bayfair market map
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
Phone: 415-248-1332 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.
Noe Valley market map
San Francisco Alemany
City: San Francisco
Location: San Francisco & Putnam Aves. off Alemany and Bayshore.
Sat 5am - 4pm Saturdays year round
Phone: 415-647-9423

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.
Alemany market map
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
Phone: 415-558-9455

Bring a few extra dollars and "tithe" to the homeless population who live here...
Civic Center Plaza 
market map
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!

Justin Herman or Ferry 
Plaza map
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 lots.
About 35 growers and sellers

South San Francisco market 
Daly City
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.
Daly City market 
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.
Mountain View market 
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.
Saratoga market map
Blossom Hill
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.
Blossom Hill Market 
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
Sunnyvale Market 
Morgan Hill
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 95037
About 30 growers and food merchants.
Morgan Hill Depot 
market map
Aptos CFM
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.
Cabrillo market map
Felton CFM
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
Felton market map
Live Oak CFM
Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
9:00am - 1:00pm, Sundays, May-Oct.
831 457-6759
Small but sweet, if you missed Cabrillo the day before.
Live Oak market map
Santa Cruz CFM
Parking lot at Lincoln & Cedar Aves, downtown Santa Cruz
2:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays year round
Phone: 831-457-6759
Enjoy the downtown Santa Cruz cultural mix while shopping for your weekly groceries.
Santa Cruz downtown 
market map
Watsonville CFM
Peck and Main, Watsonville
4:00pm - 8:00pm Fridays, May - Oct.
Phone: 831 726-7266
Watsonville market 

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.

U-Pick Farms

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:

Coastways Ranch
640 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0414

Phipps Country Store and Farm
2700 Pescadero Roadd, Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0787

And a List of U-Pick places at

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...

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