Bay Area Farmers' Markets


I decided I needed a list of farmers' markets as the season is upon us. There are great lists on the internet but there wasn't a single list that encompassed the bay area markets I go to, with the markets I occasionally go to, could go to or the markets I would like to go to.

Here it is.

Let me know if there's a bay area market you would like added to the list. I'll keep it growing.

Tuesday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Year Round
San Francisco Ferry Building

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Year Round
Berkeley

3:30 to 7:30 PM - June 10 Through TBD
Mill Valley

4:00 to 6:30 PM - June 3 Through October 28
Healdsburg

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September 30
Novato

5:30 PM to Dusk - Through October
Sonoma


Wednesday

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
San Mateo

12:00 to 5:00 PM - Year Round
Corte Madera

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September 24
Fairfax

4:30 to 8:00 PM - June 11 Through August 27
Petaluma


Thursday

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
San Rafael Civic Center

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Year Round
San Francisco Crocker Galleria

3:00 to 7:00 PM - Year Round - All Organic
Berkeley

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through October 16
Livermore

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September
Los Altos

4:00 to 8:00 PM - June Through September
Ross

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September 11
San Carlos

5:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September 25
Downtown San Rafael


Friday

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Through October
St. Helena

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Year Round (Except 4th of July Weekend)
Sonoma

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Through TBD
Cupertino

4:00 to 8:00 PM - Through September
Sausalito

4:00 to Dusk - June Through October
Occidental Bohemian


Saturday

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Through Mid December
Palo Alto

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Year Round
San Francisco Ferry Building

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Through October 28
Calistoga

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Through November 29
Healdsburg

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - June 21 Through November 1 - All Organic
Pt. Reyes Station

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
San Mateo

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
Sunnyvale

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Year Round
Oakland/Grand Lake

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Through October
Larkspur Landing

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Year Round
Berkeley

2:00 to 5:00 PM - May 24 Through October 25
Petaluma


Sunday

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
San Rafael Civic Center

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
Menlo Park

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
Mountain View

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Year Round
Palo Alto

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - May through November 18
Burlingame

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM - Through November
Sebastopol

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Year Round
San Jose Santana Row

22 comments:

malisa said...

I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous.

(not working yet)

I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous...

Donna said...

There's some markets on the peninsula, too. I know of one in San Carlos (Thursdays) and San Mateo (don't know what day). Hope that helps.

BTW I loved your haiku this week!

nataleerae said...

St. Helena - Friday Mornings 7:30-noon

Calistoga - Saturday Mornings 8:30- noon

These only run May-October

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago -- love it!

I don't know if you want to include South Bay markets but here are a few:

Sunnyvale Sat 9–1 year-round

Mountain View Sun 9–1 year-round

Los Altos Thu 4–8 May–Sept

Palo Alto (Calif Ave) Sun 9–1 year-round

San Jose Santana Row Sun 10–3 year-round

Cupertino Fri 9–1 March-Oct(?)

Tamara said...

Thank you for this... when the middle of the week rolls around, I'm often wondering where and when the local markets are happening.

kale for sale said...

malisa - If it helps I do feel a little guilty sometimes.

donna - I added them both. Thanks. x2.

nataleerae - I want to go to both of these markets. And I've added them to the list. Thank you.

susan - Welcome. I've added all the markets to the list. It's getting long but I love seeing them all listed by day. Thanks for the additions.

tamara - Me too. Aside from the food mid-week markets are a kind of refuge from the world. A mini retreat with carrots and cherries.

Jen (Modern Beet) said...

There's also a market in Palo Alto no saturdays from 8-12 from May - Dec, and a year round market in Menlo Park on sundays from 9-1. It's great that you compiled this into one central list!

kale for sale said...

jen @modern beet - Thanks for the additions. I've added them. I'm curious what the difference is in the Palo Alto markets that are on successive days, Saturday and Sunday, other than one is year round.

kendra said...

In Sonoma we have one year round on Friday mornings from 9-12 at the Depot Park and one on Tuesday evening in front of City Hall from 5:30 until dusk. That one goes from April until October.

valereee said...

I'm going to be in Oakland on Saturday, June 21 and I'm hoping to visit the Grand Lake FM! I have to drop daughter and husband at the SFO airport at 9:00 am, then be at the Amtrak station by 8:00 pm to hop the Empire Builder headed for Glacier National Park with my son. I'm looking forward to seeing a farmers' market California style!

kale for sale said...

kendra - I need a week off to just go to farmers' markets. As close as these are I've never been to them. Thanks for the info.

valereee - I've never been to the Grand Lake market but I looked at their site and they have some of my favorite vendors. The Saturday morning Ferry Building market in SF is the premiere market if you have the time. It's crazy busy but so delicious. And right on the water. Email me if you want more info.

valereee said...

kale for sale, the Ferry Building market sounds great! Yes, I'd love details! (Couldn't find an email link -- I'm at listval (at) cinci.rr.com.

valereee said...

Katrina, I had (though I'd until now forgotten) posted a query on chowhound, too, and they all said the same thing -- do the Ferry. I posted a link to your blog there.

kale for sale said...

valeree - I'm so glad you're getting to visit the Saturday market and thanks for the link. I forgot to tell you that the Slanted Door serves french presses of Blue Bottle Coffee - you won't have to wait in the line at the cart. You will however need to bring a bag so put your snacks for the train in because I suspect you won't be able to leave the market empty handed.

valereee said...

Yes, I'm hearing that with all the ready-to-eat offerings at the Ferry FM, I might not be hungry for lunch at 2:00! :D

jennconspiracy said...

Local Harvest has a comprehensive database of farmer's markets all around the US.

You Mon Tsang said...

Burlingame has a market every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Sunday starting May 4th and running through November 18th.

Park Road at Burlingame Avenue

kale for sale said...

Jenn - Thanks for putting the Local Harvest link in your comment. I also link to it for many of the markets on the list here. Great resource.

you mon tsang - I added Burlingame to the list. Thank you.

Amelia said...

Katrina,

You have a beautiful and insightful blog. Thank you so much for all of your work spreading the word on local farmers markets, and getting people excited about cooking with local food!

I work for Marin Farmers Markets, we run 7 markets in the Bay Area. You should check out our website: www.marinfarmersmarkets.org it has a list of special events going on at our markets that we constantly update.

Beginning in April (Sunday, the 5th) we are going to start doing Cooking Demos once a month. This month the owner and GM of FISH. (a sustainable seafood restaurant) will be our "Market Chef of the Day".

Thanks for your support,
Adriana

Becky said...

This is great! I live in Oakland, and there are a few other markets that I frequent. The North Oakland / Temescal farmer's market is one of the best, on Sundays (9-1) in the DMV parking lot on Claremont. It is always well-attended, and they have as many vendors as (and I think better prices than) the Saturday Berkeley market.

I just moved to the Laurel, and there is a brand-new market getting started at 4173 Macarthur in the Laurellinos restaurant parking lot, on Saturdays from 10-2. It's small for now: 3 organic produce vendors, and a few other local producers--honey, flowers, biscotti--and the Oakland Food Connection booth that sells spices, tea and beans. They also have students there cooking food to raise money for garden and nutrition programs. It feels great to be supporting a local community non-profit (http://www.foodcommunityculture.org/programs/plc.html) and getting to support a market I can walk to!

kale for sale said...

Becky - Thank you for the additional markets. I'm going to update this list and repost it soon.

kale for sale said...

Adriana - I missed your comment somehow. And the last two cooking demos! I will check out the events for the next one. Thanks for the information. I love Marin Farmers Markets. Actually I love farmers markets everywhere but MFM are my home.