Four years ago, I was trying to find a comprehensive list of farmers’ markets in San Francisco, as I loved visiting different markets to see the latest produce, cheeses, meats and foodstuffs for sale. But I couldn’t find them all in one place; I had to visit three different websites to compile what I think is a full list. I wanted to share what I found with you all. So, here it is. If you know of other farmers’ markets in San Francisco, or have corrections or recommendations on what’s best at these markets, please let us know through a comment below.
UPDATED May 2016: We now spend most of our time in New York City, so I’m not as up to date on San Francisco farmers’ markets (though I miss them dearly, especially in the winter!). However, as folks seem to like this list — and since we do get to spend some of our time in the Bay Area — I’ve finally updated it, thanks to your comments below and great emails from industrious readers. I’ll aim to update the list annually, so keep the tips coming, please!
S.F. FARMERS’ MARKETS
Alemany Farmers’ Market — the “people’s market” and first in the state (see article here)
Saturdays: 6 a.m –3 p.m.
100 Alemany Blvd.
Castro Farmers’ Market (Castro)
March 11-December 16
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Noe St. at Market St.
Clement Street Farmers’ Market (Inner Richmond)
Sundays: 9 a.m..-2 p.m.
Clement Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues
Crocker Galleria Farmers’ Market (Union Square/Financial District)
Year-round, Thursdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
50 Post St.
Divisadero Farmers’ Market (Alamo Square)
Sundays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grove St. at Divisadero
Fern Alley Farmers’ Market (Tenderloin)
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-2p.m.
55 Fern St. at Polk St.
Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market (Embarcadero)
Tuesdays: 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
1 Ferry Plaza
Fillmore Farmers’ Market (Fillmore)
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
O’Farrell at Fillmore, and Fillmore Center Plaza
Fort Mason Farmers’ Market (Marina)
Sundays: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Marina and Buchanan
50 Fremont Farmers’ Market (Financial District/SOMA) Mondays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 50 Fremont
Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market (Glen Park)
The Glen Park Farmers Market has been discontinued. It’s not yet known whether it might start up again in some future year.
Heart of the City Farmers’ Market (Civic Center)
Sundays: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
United Nations Plaza, Market St., between Seventh and Eighth Streets
Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market (Inner Sunset)
Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
8th Ave., between Judah and Irving St. in the parking lot between 8th and 9th Avenues
Kaiser Permanente Farmers’ Market (Richmond)
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2425 Geary Blvd. at St. Joseph’s St.
Parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital Garage at 2190 O’Farrell St.
Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF
April 9-December 10, 2014
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Gene Friend Way between 3rd and 4th Streets
Mission Community Market / Mercado Comunitario De La Mission (Mission)
Thursdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bartlett St. at 22nd St.
*The Mission Community Market (MCM) is a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission District’s diversity with fresh foods, local businesses, and youth activities in order to improve family health, youth access to arts, and the safe, fun use of Mission streets. They have a few farm stands plus food vendors and activities.
Noe Valley Farmers’ Market (Noe Valley)
Saturdays: 8 a.m -1 p.m., live music at 10 a.m.
3861 24th St. between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets
Produce Market on the Square
Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
1111 O’Farrell Street, Urban Life Center Auditorium
*Fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs
Rincon Center Farmers’ Market (Embarcadero)
Wednesdays and Fridays: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
101 Spear St., Rincon Center food court / atrium
Second Street Plaza Farmers’ Market (SOMA)
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
303 Second St. between Folsom and Harrison Streets
Stonestown Farmers’ Market (“best family-oriented” farmers’ market)
Sundays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Stonestown Galleria parking lot at 3251 20th Avenue
UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays: 10 a.m-3 p.m.
505 Parnassus Ave.
VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veterans Drive, off of Clement Ave. and 42nd Ave.
Yerba Buena Lane Farmers’ Market (Downtown)
November 2013-March 2014
Tuesdays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Market St. between Third and Fourth Streets
Links to farmers’ market websites:
California Farmers’ Markets Association (including information on how to become a vendor)
(If you click on this link, it will automatically add the calendar to your device) Google Calendar of Farmers’ Markets, thanks to Brian Yeung who commented below
Map of Farmers’ Markets, for those of you who are visual — thanks to another Brian who commented below
Farmers’ market closings:
North Beach Farmers’ Market and Mint Plaza Farmers’ Market reported closed.
Upper Haight Farmers’ Market closed August 2015 due to lack of producers and customers.
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