I must admit that I had heard a lot of good things about San Francisco’s Farmer’s Market, but I had not been there in all the time I have lived in the Bay Area. I was lucky to visit this weekend I must say the fresh produce, great selection of food, and gorgeous flowers set the mood for the rest of the week.
Farmer’s Markets are a great way for local farmers to showcase their produce and for food vendors to attract new food lovers. The Farmer’s Market is organized by CUESA, an organization that aims to cultivate a healthy food system. The Ferry Plaza is just the perfect spot, with the Bay Bridge in the background.
Ferry Plaza and the Bay Bridge
Drinks to Quench the Thirst
Yummy Food Options for Shoppers
Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue
Street Artists, Musicians
Handmade Artists and Their Crafts
Fresh Flowers to Brighten your Day
Lastly, Yummy Treats
So if you’re in San Francisco and happen to be there on Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday, don’t miss the treat. Farmer’s Markets in California are typically not cheap. They offer a selection of gourmet food and are priced accordingly. However, there’s a unique selection of food items offering a stunning visual treat.
Hours: Saturday – 8 AM to 2 PM; Tuesday & Thursday – 10 AM to 2 PM, RAIN OR SHINE
How to get there: The market is held in the Embarcadero area, and usually sees a lot of traffic. If you are driving make sure you arrive early to get parking. Buses or taxis are a good way to get to the area as well. If there weather is good, you must enjoy the walk to the Ferry Plaza.