There are three farmers markets in San Francisco. One (Ferry Building) is a little more touristy, and the others are
true locals' events. These markets are a good way to get some true fresh California produce and see the city's residents at their finest.
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Civic Center / United Nations Plaza
Approximately 9th & Market Street 415-558-9455
Sunday 7-5, Wednesday 730-530
The Civic Center is right next to SF's City Hall where Mayor Willie Brown rules. The neighborhood crawls with homeless and generally sketchy
people, especially by the large fountain and McDonald's on Market Street. The Farmer's Market is a good one however, and very accessible from
either muni bus or the Civic Center BART station. Parking in this area is very difficult to find and pretty unsafe too.
Way South San Francisco
100 Alemany @ Putnam 415-647-9423
This Farmer's Market is more neighborhood oriented in a very diverse area. Expect to see many families shopping for their weekly food. However,
a very inconvenient location unless you have a car. Parking is not too bad for SF. Likely to have the lowest prices.
The foot of Market Street @ The Embarcadero 415-981-3004
Tuesday 11-3, Saturday 8-130, Sunday 10-2
Very touristy area near the Financial District's Embarcadero Center with high prices for the office workers on their lunch breaks. Very convenient
to BART and MUNI and a very nice waterfront location. Probably the classiest of the farmers markets, but maybe a little less authentic.