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Best Bay Area Farmers’ Markets By County

October 4, 2011 2:12 PM

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90889061 Best Bay Area Farmers’ Markets By County

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Farmers’ markets have exploded in the Bay Area. The team from Eye on the Bay has sampled the goods at many of the best, and compiled this list of their favorites in each county. If we’ve left off some of your favorites, be sure to let us know with your comments.Farmers’ markets have exploded in the Bay Area. The team from Eye on the Bay has sampled the goods at many of the best, and compiled this list of their favorites in each county. If we’ve left off some of your favorites, be sure to let us know with your comments.

Alameda County

Alameda Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Taylor and Webster
Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30am-1pm; Saturdays 9:00am-1pm

Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Center and Martin Luther King Way
Phone: (510) 548-3333
Hours: Saturdays, 10:30am-3pm

Oakland Jack London Square Farmers’ Market

Location: Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero
Phone: (800) 949 FARM
Hours: Sundays, 10am-2pm

Oakland Grand Lake Farmers’ Market

Location: Grand Ave and MacArthur Blvd.
Hours: Saturdays, 9am-2pm
Phone: 415-472-6100

Oakland Montclair Farmers’ Market

Location: LaSalle at Moraga
Hours: 9:00am-1pm
Phone: (510) 745-7100

Contra Costa County

Concord Farmers’ Market

Location: Todos Santos Park, Willow Pass and Grant
Phone: (800) 949 FARM
Hours: Tuesdays, 10am-2pm; Thursdays, 4-8pm, May-October

El Cerrito Farmers’ Market

Location: 3020 El Cerrito Plaza
Hours: Tuesdays, 9am-1pm; Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Phone: (510) 528-7992

Martinez Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Court and Main
Hours: Sunday 10am-2pm, May-October
Phone: (800) 949-FARM

Richmond Farmers’ Market

Location: Civic Center Drive and McDonald Avenue
Hours: Fridays, 11-5pm, May-November
Phone: (510) 758-2336

Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market

Location: North Locust Street
Phone: (925) 431-8361
Hours: Sundays, 8am-1pm

Marin County

Corte Madera Farmers’ Market

Location: Corte Madera Town Shopping Center Parking Lot
San Rafael, California 94901
Hours: Wednesdays, 12pm-5pm, May-October
Phone: (415) 382-7846

Point Reyes Station Farmers’ Market

Location: Downtown Pt. Reyes Station
Hours: Saturdays, 9am-1pm, June-November
Phone: (415) 663-9667

San Rafael Farmers’ Market

Location: Civic Center at Memorial Drive
Hours: Thursdays and Sundays, 8am-1pm
Phone: (800) 472-6100

Napa County

Napa Downtown Farmers’ Market

Location: 500 First Street.
Hours Tuesdays 7:30am-noon; Saturday 8am to 12pm

St. Helena Farmers’ Market

Location: Crane Park, Crane Avenue
Hours: Fridays 7:30am-noon, May-October
Phone: (707) 486-2662

San Francisco County

San Francisco Alemany Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Bayshore and Putnam
Hours: Saturdays, 5am-5pm
Phone: (415) 647-9423

San Francisco Ferry Plaza Certified Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Embarcadero and Green Street
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pm; Saturdays, 8am-2pm
Phone: (415) 353-5650

San Francisco Heart of the City

Location: Corner of Market Street and 7th
Hours: Sundays, 7am-5pm; Wednesdays, 7am-5:30pm
Phone: (415) 558-9455

San Francisco Stonestown

Location: Corner of Market Street and 7th
Phone: (415) 472-6100
Hours: Sundays, 9am-1pm

San Mateo County

Belmont Certified Farmers’ Market

Location: CalTrains Parking Lot, El Camino Real and O’Neill
Phone: (800) 949-3278
Hours: Sundays 9am-1pm, May-November

Burlingame Fresh Market Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Howard Avenue and Park
Hours: Sunday, 9am-1:00pm
Phone: (650) 334-1735

Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Crane and Chestnut
Hours: Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm
Phone: (831) 688-8316

Santa Clara County

Los Gatos Farmers’ Market

Location: North Santa Cruz Ave at West Main St.
Hours: Sundays, 8am-12:30pm
Phone: (408) 353-4293

Milpitas Certified Farmers’ Market

Location: Town Center Drive and Calveras
Phone: (800) 949-3276
Hours: Sundays, 8am-1pm;

Morgan Hill Farmers’ Market

Location: Downtown Train Station-3rd and Depot
Phone: (800) 806-3276
Hours: Saturdays, 9am-1pm, May-December

Mountain View Farmers’ Market

Location: 100 Castro Street, rear parking lot
Hours: Sundays, 9am-1pm
Phone: (800) 806-3276

Palo Alto Downtown Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of Hamilton and Gilman
Phone: (650) 328-2827
Hours: Saturdays, 8am-12pm, May-December

San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market

Location: San Pedro Square between St. John and Santa Clara
Hours: Fridays, 10am-2pm, May-December
Phone: (800) 949-3276

San Jose Willow Glen Farmers’ Market

Location: Elementary school, Minnesota and Lincoln
Hours: Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm, May-November
Phone: (408) 353-4293

Solano County

Fairfield Farmers’ Market

Location: Texas and Jefferson Street
Hours: Thursdays 4pm-8pm, May to October
Phone: (800) 949-3276

Vallejo Farmers’ Market

Location: Georgia and Main Streets
Hours: Saturdays 9am-1pm
Phone: (800) 949-3276

Sonoma County

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market

Location: Corner of North and Vine
Hours: Saturdays, 9am-noon, May-November
Phone: (707) 431-1956

Petaluma Farmers’ Market

Location: Walnut Park, 4th and D
Hours: Saturdays, 2-5pm, May-October
Phone: (707) 762-0344

Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market

Location: Vets Building parking lot, 1351 Maple
Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30am-12pm and Saturdays, 8:30am-12pm
Phone: (707) 522-8629

Sebastopol Farmers’ Market

Location: New Town Plaza, Petaluma and McKinley
Hours: Sundays, 10am-1:30pm, April-November
Phone: (707) 522-9305

View Comments
  • Bridgit

    this list failed to mention the Sunnyvale Farmers Market located at the Cal Train parking lot on Saturday mornings..

  • Jay

    they didn’t mention any in Hayward, San Leandro, or San Lorenzo

  • Donna Day

    they didn’t mention the one in Castro Valley or Danville or Pleasanton!!

  • JumpinJackFlash

    They Didn’t Mention Any Farmers Market Inside Of San Quentin In Marin County…

  • Dave

    they didn’t mention the one in San Lorenzo on Sat and the one in San Leandro also on Sat

  • g smith

    would be great if you updated this list with the additional markets you missed and ADD the days on the ones that you omitted that detail

  • Bill Hazelton

    Alemeda County line does not stop at Oakland

  • Padraig

    is author aware of Farmers Market in Castro District every Wednesday from April – October

  • G-

    PEOPLE!!!!!!….”they compiled a list of THEIR FAVORITES”. Google search will find the FM in any city you want. Why has this country turned into a bunch of complaining citizens? GEEZ

  • Vincent

    Dude, the very first paragraph of the arical says “If we’ve left off some of your favorites, be sure to let us know with your comments”
    That’s what people are doing at the request of the author. It’s not a complaint. Lighten up.

  • M. Timms

    Here’s a link to the California Federation of Farmers’ Markets.

    Many more listings

  • jacquied

    You can’t forget the Campbell farmer’s market – it’s one of the best in the area!

    • Jordan

      YES, Campbell’s Farmers Market is our favorite!

  • L. Pon

    The farmers market at Bayfair in San Leandro is one of the best in the Bay Area and it’s open year round unlike many others.

  • Rabab

    Moving into the city from East Coast this is one sweet little thing I like to do during the weekends.

  • Ratdog

    My favorite FM is the one held at the College of San Mateo on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Fresh produce, good food and nice music.

  • Eric Fischer

    The Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market is the County’s oldest and best rated farmers market….Downtown Redwood City in Saturday mornings. Revamped website to be up and running this week. Write-up in .

  • galtdave

    The iTunes store has a great free app, listing dates and locations of all farmer’s markets in California. You can sort and search by: city, county, day of the week, map view, etc.

  • Chris Carpenter

    There is also a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday at the San Mateo Event Center

    2495 S. Delaware, San Mateo CA 94403

  • JNN

    There’s a small farmer’s market that happens every Friday from 9-2pm right outside of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.

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