With over 30 farmers markets operating around the city each week, San Francisco is a paradise for fans of locally-sourced food. All the bazaars have one thing in common: booths run by area cultivars selling fresh…well, nearly everything! But each market itself has a unique personality and specialties that deserve to be highlighted. Here’s the rundown of some favorite spots:
Located next to a turn of the century landmark on the waterfront, the Ferry Building, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The weekday offerings are more modest, and smaller vendors are highlighted (If you’re looking to visit when the crowd-level is low, this is your best bet). The Thursday market features an extensive array of artisan street food and San Fran eateries. In association with the nonprofit Cuesa, the Ferry Plaza Market hosts a number of educational programs, cooking demonstrations and panels on food and health, usually scheduled on Saturdays. Check out Cuesa’s website for a calendar of events if you’re fixing to learn and eat on your market outing.