I'm looking for Farmers' Markets in San Francisco that offer an alternative to the one at the Ferry Building. The Ferry Building...
...market is a great scene, but I'm wondering if there are a few tucked away where the produce is local and also affordable, and where you have a friendly neighborhood feel.
City: San Francisco
Country: United States
For a neighborhood-y feeling, great selection and a picteresque setting, try Oakland's Lake Merritt farmer's market. Also not as pricey as the SF-based market. Every Saturday, all year:
For a selection and size, try Marin's Sunday market. It's the 3rd largest farmer's market in CA and is worth visiting at least once, if not regularly.
Also, if you're serious about buying local but can't make it outside of SF to visit these markets, consider a CSA (assuming you live in the city). They're pretty affordable and the convenience can't be beat.
divisadero, inner Sunset, Castro, Noe valley to name but a few (search yelp) my favourite so far is the Alameny farmers market on Saturday . this location also hosts the Sunday flea market
If you're up for it, Mountain View has a terrific farmer's market on Sundays. The best part about it is you can just take the train down from San Francisco in the morning, and before you know it, you're there! You won't have to deal with parking issues and the market is literally steps from the train station. They get some of the best and freshest fruits and veggies from over the hill in Salinas, Santa Cruz and Watsonville. It's a bit further than some of the ones in SF, but not too bad, only a 30 minute train ride.