The San Francisco Bay Area offers an abundance of markets to suit all interests. Saturday’s tours explored vibrant neighborhood farmers markets, bustling ethnic markets and new market halls. For those interested in exploring the Bay Area markets, we have kept our tour itineraries below.
Tour 1, San Francisco – Explore the diversity of San Francisco’s neighborhoods through its many markets. We will visit a community-run farmers market, and even an urban farm. Each stop will highlight the rich cultural and ethnic variety to be found in this world-class city.
Tour 2, East Bay – San Francisco’s neighbors to the east, Oakland and Berkeley, share a deep market history and remain innovators in the market world. We will tour a variety of markets including a farmers market operated by the Ecology Center which has successfully integrated an EBT program; one of the most colorful flea markets in the country; a newly established Latino public market located adjacent to a transit stop; and the future site of a new public market located on the Oakland waterfront.
Tour 3, Napa – Focused on the Napa Valley, home to some of California’s most distinguished wineries, we will visit a great local food system in action. Explore each aspect of the food system from the farm to the market, with a little bit of wine in between!
Tour 4, San Francisco & East Bay – Can’t make up your mind? You don’t have to! Travel to both sides of the bay to visit the area’s best wholesale, farmer, flea and public markets.