San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In town for big Thanksgiving celebration in San Francisco? Head to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market for ingredients and inspiration. You’ll be sure to pick up some fresh, seasonal goodies. Held three days a week, this San Francisco destination is popular with locals and visitors, from office workers heading out into the sunshine at lunchtime, to tourists exploring the beauty of the city’s Embarcadero along the Bay. Bring your reusable bags and stock up on delicious treats from regional growers.
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market features farmers and chefs from around the Bay Area. You’ll find fresh produce, meats, honey, and eggs, as well as artisan goods like cheeses, breads, and jams. On Thursdays, street food vendors sell tacos, wood-fired pizzas, grilled meats, and sandwiches.
Saturdays is the longest day at the Market. It’s also the largest. Tuesdays and Thursdays, you find vendors at the front of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. On Saturdays, vendors take over the back of the building too, along the waterfront. It’s a foodie’s dream come true! Run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the Farmer’s Market is also a place for enlightenment about things like the Slow Food Movement, meal preparation, and best practices for low impact farming.
While at the Farmers Market, be sure to check out all that the Ferry Building has to offer. Most of its shops are geared towards food, gardening, and cooking, like Sur La Table, The Gardener, and Heath Ceramics. You’ll also find a wonderful bookstore, Book Passage, and lots of delightful eateries and restaurants, from Miette pastries to the award-winning cuisine of Slanted Door.