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Public Question Asked by Susan about San Francisco
I'm looking for Farmers' Markets in San Francisco that offer an alternative to the one at the Ferry Building. The Ferry Building market is a great scene, but I'm wondering if there are a few tucked away where the produce is local and also affordable, and where you have a friendly neighborhood feel.
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Answered by Leslie B , San Francisco, United States
My favorites for cheap eats are the Alemany and U.N. Plaza (aka Civic Center) farmer's markets. Here's a map of all the SF markets, plus some Bay Area markets that includes the day of each - I like that you can hit a market almost any day of the week!
Answered by a Localyte , San Francisco, United States
While the ferry building farmer's market in San Francisco is the biggest, there are a few outside if the city limits that are definitely worth checking out.
For a neighborhood-y feeling, great selection and a picteresque setting, try Oakland's Lake Merritt farmer's market. Also not as pricey as the SF-based market. Every Saturday, all year: http://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/index/getMarketDetails?type=Markets&id=20080812134733.active
For a selection and size, try Marin's Sunday market. It's the 3rd largest farmer's market in CA and is worth visiting at least once, if not regularly. http://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/index/getMarketDetails?type=Markets&id=20080805091943.active
Also, if you're serious about buying local but can't make it outside of SF to visit these markets, consider a CSA (assuming you live in the city). They're pretty affordable and the convenience can't be beat. http://www.localharvest.org/
Answered by jasper , San Francisco, United States
hi, about every neighborhood in SF boasts a farmers market - civic center, Fillmore,,
divisadero, inner Sunset, Castro, Noe valley to name but a few (search yelp) my favourite so far is the Alameny farmers market on Saturday . this location also hosts the Sunday flea market
Answered by Tyler , Chicago, United States
If you're up for it, Mountain View has a terrific farmer's market on Sundays. The best part about it is you can just take the train down from San Francisco in the morning, and before you know it, you're there! You won't have to deal with parking issues and the market is literally steps from the train station. They get some of the best and freshest fruits and veggies from over the hill in Salinas, Santa Cruz and Watsonville. It's a bit further than some of the ones in SF, but not too bad, only a 30 minute train ride.