Saturday morning in San Francisco is a farmers market lover’s paradise. And while paradise is best visited by car, it’s well worth the trip:
STOP #1: The Ferry Building’s CUESA market teems with all sorts of great coffee and breakfast food vendors, not to mention produce, cheeses and breads in both front and back. OK also not to mention classes and activities.
Getting there: For the Ferry Building, drive and park on Howard near Embarcadero. You can get validated at the market.
STOP #2: Around the bend, if you’re on the freeway anyway, lies the historic Alemany Farmers Market, which San Francisco started in the 1940s to connect the city with outlying farms. (The more things change…) This farmers market has a completely different character. You may feel like you’re in a foreign country. Or in an art installation. One thing you will definitely feel is the very low prices you’ll find on anything from kiwis to organic walnuts.
The murals painted on each farm stall reflect what the stall is selling, some farms since the market began decades ago! As you can see below, it’s a photographer’s paradise.
Getting there: The Alemany market is just off 280 near the 101 split at 100 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94110
Alemany Farmers Market, Glorious Even on a Foggy Day