Village Market

Village Market is a “general store” which provides a friendly hub for buying craft beer and pantry staples. Shelves are stocked with dry goods – flour, sugar, spices, tea, pasta and dried beans, with condiments and canned goods, and with a well-considered selection of miscellaneous items that range from skewers to canning jars to beautiful local handmade soap. There are cookies, chips, snacks, and bottled water that commuters can pick up quickly on a dash to catch the ferry or on their way to a date in the city.

Stonehouse California Olive Oil

Stonehouse California Olive Oil sells its signature locally-grown olive oils in bottle and bulk, along with vinegars, spices, a few thoughtful kitchen basics, and samplers.

The company is best known for its wide selection of classic Extra Virgin Olive Oils as well as citrus, herb and spicy olive oils made by crushing fresh local fruit and herbs along with the olives to flavor the oil. They carry a wide variety of recipe cards with their products —  use them for dipping, salads, finishing, cooking, baking and more!

Stonehouse’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won many prestigious awards, including gold, silver and bronze medals at the annual L.A. County Fair, which hosts the largest olive oil competition in the world.

Be sure to try their award-winning Basil, as well as their popular citrus oils – Lisbon Lemon, Blood Orange and Persian Lime. Stonehouse also offers olive oil refills – please call for the current oils on tap!

www.stonehouseoliveoil.com

Miette Patisserie

Miette Patisserie is a dainty pastry shop, inspired by the patisseries of Paris. The pale pink walls and lovingly created cakes, cookies, and pastries lined up in sparking glass display cases evoke a slice of Parisian life on the San Francisco Bay. Many of the ingredients are organic and most are from local producers.

Miette means little crumb in French. Some favorite items available at the Ferry Building Marketplace are Parisian Macaroons, Chocolate Eclairs, Gingerbread Cupcakes, and the exquisite Morning Buns. Popular cookies include the Lavender Shortbread and Chocolate Sables. Meg Ray, a lifelong baker, founded Miette in 2001 to realize her vision of making the beautiful and delicious pastries she found on her visits to Europe.

www.miette.com

Hog Island Oyster Company

Hog Island Oyster Company is the San Francisco oyster bar, full-service bar, restaurant, and retail outlet for the Tomales Bay oyster farm of the same name. A seat at the stunning oyster bar on the north end of the Ferry Building Marketplace provides a great water view – through floor to ceiling windows looking out on the San Francisco Bay – and impeccably fresh oysters. The menu offers an assortment of raw oysters on the half-shell, a traditional oyster stew, steamed clams, and clam chowder – along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

In 1983, Hog Island began farming oysters in the tiny hamlet of Marshall on scenic coast Highway One just about a two hours north of San Francisco. Today, the company grows and sells over 3 million oysters a year. Hog Island shellfish are grown using a refined technique from France. All shellfish is sorted by hand and put into a state-of-the-art seawater tank system using an ultraviolet sterilizer to purify the seawater. Close monitoring provides extra assurances of safety and quality.

www.hogislandoysters.com

Golden Gate Meat Company

Golden Gate Meat Company is a family-owned business that was founded in San Francisco in 1977 by the Offenbach family, whose company motto is “Service with quality, the old-fashioned way.” The Offenbach’s butcher shop and charcuterie carry only natural and organic meats — beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, wild game, offal, and smoked meats – featuring Meyer Natural Angus Beef and Green Circle Organic Beef.

Golden Gate Meat Company features daily lunch and dinner specials. They carry their own line of specialty bacon, jerky, pancetta, and prosciutto. Homemade dry rubs, sauces, and seasonings are sold under the company’s private label. Cooked to order items such as turkeys, prime rib, leg of lamb, and hams are available for holidays.

www.goldengatemeatcompany.com

Fort Point Beer Company

Fort Point Beer Company is a New American Brewery, shaped by San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. Fort Point creates balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles, but are no means bound to them. The Presidio based brewery strives to make beers that tell a story, inspire an idea, and are thoroughly enjoyable.

Fort Point’s North Arcade kiosk marks the company’s first retail location, an opportunity for customers to enjoy brewery-fresh beer onsite or packaged to take home. Fort Point is excited to offer pints in the kiosk’s attached beer garden, along with locally sourced hot dogs and pretzels. In addition to the tasting bar onsite, the space focuses on filling 64oz growlers of year-round and limited release styles, delivered daily from the brewery.

www.fortpointbeer.com

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

In the style of European wine merchants, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant is a classic, hands-on, service-oriented shop for buying, tasting, and learning about wine. The nearly 3,000 square foot shop carries smaller production wines from around the world, as well as everyday, high-quality labels. There is a strong but selective emphasis on California and other American wines; wines from great French, Italian and Spanish producers; offerings from new regions, such as in New Zealand and Australia; and less widely recognized favorites from Germany and Austria. Icons help shoppers easily identify dry and sweet wines, organically grown wines, etc. Seated at the dark wood wine bar, visitors can taste from selections that change weekly.

www.fpwm.com

Foodwise Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market hours, 10 AM – 2 PM Tue/Thu – 8 AM – 2 PM Sat.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by Foodwise. It is open three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, year round, rain or shine. The large Saturday market is held in the back plaza overlooking the Bay, along the south side of the building, and in front of the building along the Embarcadero. The Tuesday and Thursday markets take place in front of the building. All three weekly markets offer produce and flowers from top Bay Area farms, many of which are organic. A wealth of other product includes regional meat, seafood, and artisanal specialties — such as breads, cheeses, and jams — as well as street food offerings for brunch and lunch.

On Saturdays, 30,000 shoppers, locals and travelers alike, attend the market. More than 300 Bay Area restaurants shop at the market on a weekly basis. The Foodwise mission is to cultivate a sustainable food system, giving preference to local farmers that use sustainable methods, and prepared food vendors who source ingredients from those farmers. Foodwise hosts about 70 farmers and 50 artisan and prepared food vendors, some of which are seasonal. On Saturdays, Foodwise offers free cooking demos and public education programs at the Foodwise Classroom tent in front of the building.

For vendor profiles, upcoming events, seasonality charts, and more, visit foodwise.org.

Far West Fungi

Far West Fungi is a one-stop destination for mushrooms. The shop carries a wide selection of culinary mushrooms (both fresh and dried), medicinal mushroom supplements, and even mushroom logs to grow your own at home. Shop owners John and Toby Garrone have grown and sold mushrooms for over twenty years and are known to many from Bay Area farmers’ markets. Their son, Ian, manages the Marketplace shop.

Year-round, Far West Fungi carries a wide variety of organically grown, cultivated exotic and specialty mushrooms. Fresh Portabella and brown and white buttons arrive daily from local farms. The array of wild mushrooms changes seasonally. In late spring there are fresh Morels and mountain-gathered Porcini, followed by Chanterelles and a selection of domestic and imported truffles. Dried mushrooms include Italian and domestic Porcini, Morels, Fairy Rings, Candy Caps and Matsutake. If mycology is a mystery — shoppers will find an extensive selection of books on growing, cooking, and identifying edible and medicinal mushrooms.

www.farwestfungi.com

Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Every day, the Dandelion Chocolate production team roasts, cracks, sorts, winnows, grinds, and conches small batches of chocolate before tempering, molding, and packaging each bar by hand. By sourcing high quality beans and carefully crafting small batches, Dandelion Chocolate strives to bring out the individual flavors and nuances of each bean.

Dandelion Chocolate serves pastries as well as hot and cold chocolate drinks made fresh in the Dandelion Chocolate Factory. Not to be missed is their European Drinking Chocolate, Nibby Horchata, Frozen Hot Chocolate, and single origin chocolate bars.

www.dandelionchocolate.com