10 Must Visit Farmers Markets in San Francisco

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Farmers Markets in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city dedicated to its people, local businesses and, of course, quality food. It is therefore no surprise that there are plenty farmers markets in San Francisco.

These events ensure that local farmers and other sustainable businesses are supported by the community, while patrons receive the best quality food that the Bay Area has to offer.

Here, then, are the 10 farmers markets throughout San Francisco that you must visit.

Alemany Farmers Market

California’s first farmers market was founded in 1943, and Alemany has dedicated itself to providing the healthiest food options at affordable prices for more than 75 years. “The people’s market”, as it has been affectionately dubbed, supports local farmers while educating the masses on clean eating.

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Opening Hours
Saturday 6:00am – 2:30pm

Address
100 Alemany Blvd

Fillmore Farmers Market

Dedicated to California-grown agriculture, Fillmore Farmers Market provides the Fillmore district with plenty of organically-grown and harvested produce. In addition, local restaurants provide a number of samplings alongside live weekly jazz music.

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Opening Hours
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Address
1730 O’Farrell Street

Fort Mason Center Farmers Market

One of the most stunning farmers markets in San Francisco is at Fort Mason Center. Support the Bay Area’s organic farms against gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Opening Hours
Sunday 9:30am – 1:30pm

Address
2 Marina Boulevard

Heart of the City Farmers Market

One of the oldest markets in the area, Heart of the City has recently expanded its hours to Friday. The market is operated by local farmers who work with all patrons, including those receiving EBT benefits, to provide healthy food options for all.

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Opening Hours
Wednesday   7:00am –5:30pm
Friday             7:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday          7:00am – 5:00pm

Address
United Nations Plaza

Mission Community Market

Part of the CUESA system of markets dedicated to promoting healthy families through local farmers and small businesses, Mission Community Market is deeply rooted to the community. Come for the fresh foods and produce, and stay for the weekly live music on the market stage presented by local music school Little Mission Studio.

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Opening Hours
Thursday 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Address
Bartlett Street & 22nd Street

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Another CUESA market, Ferry Plaza’s market has been in operation since 1993. The full market featuring more than 100 vendors is in operation on Saturdays, while Tuesdays and Thursdays offer some vendors plus delicious local lunches and other prepared foods.

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Opening Hours
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday       
8:00am – 2:00pm

Address
1 Ferry Building

Castro Farmers Market

The Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association proudly presents Castro Farmers Market every Wednesday March through November. In addition to their dedication to local farmers and businesses, the market accepts EBT and WIC FMNP to help ensure everyone has equal access to healthy food options.

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Opening Hours
Wednesday      4:00pm – 8:00pm

Address
Noe Street Between Market Street and Beaver Street

Clement Street Farmers Market

Clement Street offers a fantastic year-round Sunday market featuring seasonal product from more than 50 farmers and vendors. Their variety is impressive; in addition to typical fruits, meats, and veggies, come here for fresh local seafood, plenty of breads and baked goods, and even fresh plants and flowers.

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Opening Hours
Sunday    9:00am – 2:00pm

Address
244 Clement Street

Noe Valley Farmers Market

With a dedication to supporting local small businesses, Noe Valley was launched, and continues to be maintained by the local community. Traditionally a Saturday-only market, the group recently launched their Town Square Tuesdays market to help expand business for the community.

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Opening Hours
Saturday   8:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday    3:00pm – 7:00pm

Address
3861 24th St

Stonestown Farmers Market

San Francisco’s West Side residents need to visit Stonestown, a decidedly organic farmers market. Their claim to fame is their dedication to making a visit to Stonestown a family-friendly Sunday outing.

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Opening Hours
Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Address
501 Buckingham Way

Which farmers market in San Francisco is your favorite? Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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