10 Food Markets In San Francisco, California

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The first food market in San Francisco launched in 1943. Since then, several other food markets have been established across the city including a weekly event and many events, organized weekly at almost every community of the region. At first, these marketplaces were known for selling fresh vegetables and fruits directly from the farm, but these days, they supply several other offerings including meats and gourmet artisan products. They also organize educational events and live entertainment for the good of the community. In these markets, especially the Ferry Building Marketplace, you will find food products such as wild mushrooms, Asian greens and many more items that you won’t get elsewhere. Check out these fantastic food markets in San Francisco, California and indulge in a beautiful experience.

1. Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Building 2012, Port of San Francisco
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Michael Rivera used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Spend some memorable time in this outstanding architectural and historical attraction offering a unique culinary scene. This place was launched in 1898 and is the city’s largest structure. Discover the famous farmers market, opposite the Ferry Building Marketplace where you find lots of locals indulging in buying and selling. There are numerous lined up stalls attracting over 40,000 patronizers every week on a bid to get a share of the fresh artisans and local produce including cheeses and bread. The marketplace also features local restaurants serving visitors with delectable local fare.

Ferry Building Marketplace

Address: Ferry Building, One, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

Website: Ferry Building Marketplace

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10 AM-7 PM, Saturday: 8 AM-6 PM, Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM

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2. Mission Community Market

Posted by Mission Community Market on Wednesday, 13 February 2019

This establishment is an open market place, founded in 2010 with the aim of creating opportunities for fresh and healthy farmers to produce and encourage after-school programs to initiate fun and to improve the general health of the community. Enjoy the live music and other recreational entertainment as you explore the unique setting, and fresh farm produces the market has to offer. The market is managed by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) and is open every Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm and from February to December of every year.

Mission Community Market

Address: 84 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Ferry Building Marketplace

Opening hours: Thursday: 4 PM-8 PM

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3. Alemany Farmer’s Market

Also known as the people’s market, the Alemany Farmer’s Market is the oldest farmers market in California. It was opened in 1943 with the goal to assist farmers to sell their excess farm produce during the war. It was formally located at the corner of Duboce but later moved to its current location in 1947. Join some locals every Saturday from dawn to dusk to explore and purchase some affordable Southeast Asian vegetables including young ginger, taro, sweet potato leaves, and other highly sorted out herbs, oils, kitchen ingredients and many more.

Alemany Farmer’s Market

Address: 100 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Alemany Farmer’s Market

Opening hours: Saturday: 6 AM-3 PM

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4. Heart of the City Farmers Market

Posted by Heart of the City Farmers' Market on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Make it a date to this spacious and well-organized nonprofit farmers market, sitting at the United Nations Plaza. Since 1981, the market has been in operation and has numerous food offerings for purchase including freshly prepared dishes and seasonal and fresh farm products. This marketplace is more than an avenue for buying and selling, it also supports food donations to the needy, after-school programs and supportive housing projects, reaching out to local schools through food education and other charitable efforts.

Heart of the City Farmers Market

Address: United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Website: Heart of the City Farmers Market

Opening hours: Wednesday: 7 AM-5:30 PM, Sunday: 7 AM-5 PM

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5. Off the grid

Posted by Off the Grid on Thursday, 11 July 2013

Join Off the grid mobile food truck festival held in San Francisco, bringing sizzling dishes to the community and a blend of soul, craft, and music. This market was established in 2010 and over the years, it has become the largest gathering among other food markets in the Bay Area. This destination is a nice place to hang out with friends and enjoy some fun-filled moments in the large seating area and a lively entertaining atmosphere. Enjoy some tasty Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisines and many other delicacies from the numerous vendors available.

Off the grid

Address: C, 2 Marina Blvd C370, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

Website: Off the grid

Opening hours: Sunday, Monday & Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM, Wednesday & Thursday: 9 AM-10 PM, Friday: 5 PM-10 PM

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6. Noe Valley Farmers Market

Posted by Noe Valley Farmers Market on Saturday, 6 October 2018

Welcome to the Noe Valley Farmers Market, a certified marketplace run by volunteers from the community. In this present era where the internet has taken over, and local food vendors are continually being affected, this organization aims to spread awareness on how much these locals sellers require your support, loyalty, and attention. Therefore, drop by this market and support the movement by shopping some organic veggies, zesty citrus, sweet stone-fruits, and many other offerings. You can also savor some delicious chilaquiles at the market table while enjoying the grooves of the music from the community’s musicians.

Noe Valley Farmers Market

Address: 3861 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Website: Noe Valley Farmers Market

Opening hours: Saturday: 8 AM-1 PM

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7. Clement St Farmers market

Posted by Found Realty and Finance on Sunday, 27 January 2019

Bring your family along to this relaxing and tranquil farmers marketplace located between two major city attractions, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate Park. Play around as you explore some fresh, wide variety of cheap organic fruits and vegetables from locals farmers. Other offerings in this market include Mexican and Indian dishes, tea masala, a variety of locally sourced flowers and pantries. This place is peaceful and calm, and an ideal location to spend a lovely Sunday morning with friends and family while you enjoy the musical entertainment.

Clement St Farmers market

Address: Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Website: Clement St Farmers market

Opening hours: Sunday: 9 AM-2 PM

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8. Fort Mason Farmers' Market

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Posted by Fort Mason Center Farmers' Market on Saturday, 16 February 2019

Pitched in the former, historical U.S Army West Coast headquarters is this excellent food market, which is managed by the Golden Gate National park. The market comprises of around 35 food vendors and farmers offering farm produce from the San Joaquin Valley’s most authentic harvest, the North Bay’s organic farms and the bounty of the Bay Area’s microclimates. Enjoy the stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge while you shop for some authentic and fresh ingredients. This market is also a perfect place to have some fun on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Fort Mason Farmers' Market

Address: Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Website: Fort Mason Farmers’ Market

Opening hours: Sunday: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

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9. Castro Farmers’ Market

Shop for the most authentic and seasonal farm produce from ranchers and local farmers from March to November every year. This market was set up by a non-profit organization, the Pacific Coast Farmers Association (PCFMA) with the aim of supporting ranchers and local farmers to gain the most from their hard work by providing fresh and healthy food to their community. In line with this, the market offers fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruits and other local products including artisan cheese, eggs, and honey.

Castro Farmers’ Market

Address: 288 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Website: Castro Farmers’ Market

Opening hours: Wednesday: 4 PM-8 PM

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10. Fillmore Farmers’ Market

Posted by Fillmore Farmers' Market on Saturday, 9 February 2019

Have some great time in this iconic farmers market which is a hub of music and food. The Fillmore Farmers’ Market offers authentic veggies, fruits and more in a lively environment spiced up by a live jazz band. This market is situated in the Fillmore Center Plaza and collaborates with the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District Merchants Association to support and encourage upcoming jazz artists while they make the market atmosphere fun and lively. Do make it a date to this market and spend some wonderful leisure time.

Fillmore Farmers’ Market

Address: 1730 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

Website: Fillmore Farmers’ Market

Opening hours: Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM

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Your presence is paramount

These food markets are not just places to find food and other products, they are also an entertainment ground and a site of real support to the betterment of the community. Combined with the beautiful time you will spend in these markets, your presence is also a form of encouragement to them.

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