Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guide to East Bay Farmer's Markets

If you live in the East Bay and live for fresh locally-grown produce, then you are in luck. There are more Farmer's Markets in our region than you could ever believe. You can get fresh lettuces and peppers and berries and oranges and almost anything your heart desires at a local Farmer's Market every day of the week (Except Mondays...the farmers need a day off, too!).

Here is a quick daily guide to East Bay Farmer's Markets. Maybe you can run out on your lunch hour and pick up some fresh produce for tonight's dinner!

TUESDAY: Alameda (Taylor & Webster), Berkeley (Derby & MLK), Concord (Todos Santos Park), El Cerrito Plaza, Union City (Kaiser), Walnut Creek (Kaiser).

WEDNESDAY: Hayward (Kaiser)

THURSDAY: Berkeley (Shattuck & Rose), Concord (Todos Santos Park), Fremont (Kaiser), Livermore (Carnegie Park), Martinez (Court & Main), Martinez (Kaiser), Oakland (Fruitvale).

FRIDAY: East Oakland (73rd & International), Fremont (Nummi), Oakland (Kaiser Piedmont), Old Oakland, Richmond (Civic Center & McDonald), Walnut Creek (Rossmoor).

SATURDAY: Berkeley (Center & MLK), Brentwood (2nd & Maple), Castro Valley (BART), Danville (Railroad & Prospect), El Cerrito Plaza, Fremont (Centerville), Hayward (Main & B), Oakland (Grand Lake), Oakland (50th & Mandela), Oakland (Millsmont), Oakley (City Hall), Orinda (Avenida de Orinda & Orinda), Pinole (Pear & Fernandez), Pittsburg (Railroad & 6th), Pleasant HIll (City Hall), Pleasanton (W. Angela & Main), San Leandro (Bayfair), San Ramon (Forest Home Farms), Union City (Old Alvarado), Vallejo (Downtown).

SUNDAY: Crockett (Pomona & 2nd), Oakland (Jack London Square), Kensington (Arlington & Amherst), Martinez (Main Street), Oakland (Montclair), Moraga (Moraga Rd & Moraga Way), Newark (Newark Mall), Oakland (Fruitvale), Oakland (Temescal), Walnut Creek (N. Broadway).

Please keep in mind that some Farmer's Markets are seasonal and might be interrupted due to rainy weather. For more complete information and regular updates, please visit the terrific East Bay food website EdibleEastBay.com.

If you are looking for great resources around the East Bay, just let me know. I'm always happy to help. I can be reached at 510-547-5970 x57 or MSmartt@jps.net.

1 comment:

Ari Nava said...

thanks for the list. this was what I was looking for but the first hit for "east bay farmers markets" was a Pdf and the second was a terribly unorganized and incomplete list from oakland.com.
Keep up the good work.