Not just any Farmers Market
THE FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the nonprofit Foodwise. The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit. On any day, especially Saturdays, some of San Francisco’s best known chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market. The market provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture. Each week nearly 40,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.
For vendor profiles, upcoming events, seasonality charts, and more, please visit foodwise.org.
A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD CULTURE
The farmers market is open three days a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay. The markets offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats and eggs from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses, and jams.
The Thursday market features an array of artisan street food: wood-fired pizza, grilled meats, sandwiches, and tacos, while the Saturday market also includes local restaurants serving a variety of hot, delicious meals.
Foodwise offers a wide variety of education and food access programs to connect eaters of all ages with fresh food and local farms, including free cooking demos at the farmers market, classes for kids and families, job training for youth, and more.