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"Best Free thing #21: Farmer's Market" Ferry Building Market Place Tip by goodfish

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This is big fun. On every Saturday of the year (except major holidays) the open spaces around the Ferry Building become a fresh-air market that draws thousands of locals and visitors alike. Here you can find flowers, cheeses, herbs, breads, meats, organic produce and other products fresh from area farms. Other kiosks offer handmade jewelry, tie-died clothing, paintings, pottery, soap and other craft items, and still others turn out tamales, sandwiches, pastries, pizza and other edibles for filling empty tummies. The kids will love the color and street musicians and it's just a great pastime on a sunny day.

Market is also held on Tuesdays and Thursdays but they're smaller versions with shorter hours so jump the F-line down here on Saturday mornings to experience it in full swing. This is also a much better place for picking up a hand-crafted keepsake of your trip versus a mass-produced tchotcke from Fisherman's Wharf.

See the first website below for more information, and the second for a list of the vendors (sorry, artisans not listed)

Address: On Embarcadero at the farthest east end of Market
Directions: F-line streetcar makes a stop at the Ferry Building plaza
Phone: (415) 983-8030

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2010
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