Located at the iconic Ferry Building on the waterfront, San Francisco's Farmer's Market is one of the best regarded markets in the country. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday approx 25,000 visitors (including chefs, foodies, and locals) make their way to the Ferry Plaza to savour delicious artisanal prepared foods and to purchase fresh farm produce - most of which is organic.
The market is operated by CUESA, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Open three days a week, the largest market is held on Saturdays in the front of the newly renovated Ferry Building and at the back of the Plaza facing the Bay where you can catch the ferry to Sausalito or Alcatraz.
An appetizing array of artisanal specialties - oils, vinegars, sauces, breads, cheeses, cakes, jams - are offered throughout the market. Other items include farm fresh eggs, flowers, veggies, fruits, meats, fish, and herbs.
Inside the Ferry Building itself are shops, stalls and restaurants. We visited the Thursday market which specializes in street food like grilled meats, wood fired pizza, and Mexican food.
After a delicious snack of pizza and just ripe figs, we felt adventurous, so we took the ferry across a white capped bay to the picturesque city of Sausalito...
Ferry Plaza Farmer's Mkt