Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
San Francisco, CA
Submitted by: Dave Stockdale
An amazing diversity and quality of California grown and produced fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, cheeses, breads, and artisan food products.
This market, particularly the year-round Saturday market, offers up a most amazing diversity and quality of California grown and produced fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, cheeses, breads, and artisan food products. Smaller, but equally compelling markets are held Tuesdays year-round and seasonally on Thursdays and Sundays. In a spectacular setting along the waterfront, these markets serve as an inspiration to chefs, home cooks, and anyone else who enjoys quality fresh, local food. The nonprofit who sponsors these markets also offers up a wonderful array of cooking demos, farmer interviews, classes, lectures and farm tours.
What Makes Ferry Plaza Farmers Market a Great Place?
Amazing setting on the waterfront at the hub of the city's public transportation, with access to buses, trains, and ferries. Car parking appears limited, but many lots are available nearby within a 10 minute walk.
It is in a beautiful setting, high quality products are well displayed, and it is clean and safe.
Entire plaza and spaces around the Ferry Building are used for these markets. Street musicians often hang out and perform around the fringes.
A real gathering place for the community, particularly for area chefs, and serious home cooks. There are lots of tourists by 11 am on Saturday, but it is comfortable and mostly local shoppers from 8 to 11 am.
- CUESA - The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture