Every Tuesday and Saturday, you have the rare opportunity to buy some of the country's best produce in one of the most ... More
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Every Tuesday and Saturday, you have the rare opportunity to buy some of the country's best produce in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Head down to the foot of Market Street and buy seasonal produce, fresh farm goods and specialty foods direct from local merchants at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. You will find flowers, fruits and seasonal items like asparagus, daffodils, strawberries, fresh greens, cherries, herbs and more.
Mainly because one can find produce and other items here that one can't get in the other farmers markets -- like padron peppers, for instance. It is also such a cheerful, uplifting area, being right on the water, and with all those interesting shops inside -- a great place to buy unique gifts. Bathrooms are available inside and are clean and modern.
Public transportation is varied and convenient, and it's fun to wade through all the arts & crafts people before I even get to the market. It's definitely worth the time and money.
I loved the Farmers Market.
Although I thought their prices were a little high.
The strawberries were the best I've ever had in my life. They were about the size of my fist, and not at all hollow!! Nice and solid! My daughter and I bought about 6 and took them back to our room and had them for breakfast the next morning.
If I ever make it back to San Fran....the Farmers market will be my first stop.
One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is the lazy farmers market stroll. Whether it's me and three girlfriends grabbing a gourmet brunch and cappucinos al fresco, or my boyfriend and I browsing for that evening's ingredients...the plaza market is the perfect start to a relaxing weekend.
The produce is remarkable, depending on the season you can count on the sweetest heirloom tomatoes, dozens of varieties of squash, or fresh, juicy pluots. Chat with the growers to find out the best preparations. You'll also inevitably run into friends doing their weekly shopping.
Samples abound at this foodie's paradise, and you'd be remiss to pass up the amazingly fresh goat cheeses, homemade preserves, and luscious produce on hand. Detractors claim the plaza market is overpriced, but compared to the pale, flavorless produce you get in chain grocery stores, this stuff is well worth it.
I love the fresh flower stands and often pick up a bouquet to go with my edible purchases. Parking can be had in a nearby structure on Howard, an S.F. bargain at a flat $3.
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