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Find the best farmers’ markets in the Bay Area this spring

Farmers’ markets are now stocked with spring produce. | Courtesy Meg Faibisch for Agricultural Institute of Marin

Bay Area residents are geographically spoiled, with so many growing regions just a short drive away. That means many local farmers’ markets are stocked year-round with some of the world’s best produce and other food that has been grown, raised or baked locally. 

After a tough winter for California’s farmers, spring is now in full swing, with green garlic, asparagus, strawberries and other obvious signs of the season becoming easier to find at stands in San Francisco and all around the Bay. 

Strawberries glisten in the sun at one farmers’ market stand. | Courtesy Meg Faibisch for Agricultural Institute of Marin

If you’re ready for a fresh spot to shop this spring, follow The Standard’s map to these day trip-worthy farmers’ markets found not too far from the city.

The Best Farmers Markets Near the San Francisco Bay Area

Alemany Farmers' Market

Bernal Heights, San Francisco
Saturdays 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 43-80 vendors

California Avenue Farmers' Market

Palo Alto
Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 70-75 vendors

Calistoga Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 36 vendors

Clement Street Farmers' Market

Inner Richmond, San Francisco
Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 70 vendors

College of San Mateo Farmers' Market

San Mateo
Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 27 vendors

Davis Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | 26 vendors

Diablo Valley Farmers' Market

Walnut Creek
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 40 vendors

Berkeley Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 40 vendors

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 100 vendors

Fort Mason Center Farmers' Market

The Marina, San Francisco
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 35 vendors

Grand Lake Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 92 vendors

Hayward Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 46 vendors

Heart of the City Farmers' Market

Civic Center, San Francisco
Sundays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 48 vendors

Marin Farmers' Market

San Rafael
Thurs. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | 60-130 vendors

Mountain View Farmers' Market

Mountain View
Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 80 vendors

Napa Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon (Apr. 4-Dec. 19) | 32 vendors

Newark Farmers Market

Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 55 vendors

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Outer Sunset, San Francisco
Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 108 vendors

Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

Santa Rosa
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50 vendors

Saratoga Farmers' Market

Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50 vendors

South Berkeley Farmers' Market

Tues. 2-6:30 p.m. | 40 vendors

Stonestown Farmers' Market

Outer Sunset, San Francisco
Sun. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 69 vendors