There's no lovelier time than spring in the Bay Area to shop for fresh produce at our many farmers markets.
So skip the grocery store and use our guide to find the market nearest you. You'll be supporting local ag and saving money all while chomping on the most mesmerizing produce of the season.
Castro Farmers' Market
(Courtesy of Castro Farmer's Market)
The Castro market's evening time slot makes it the perfect place to get inspired for tonight's dinner or tomorrow's breakfast. Amble through the ample stalls and wait for California-grown ingredients to catch your eye—perhaps some asparagus (particularly brawny this season) to roast with fresh lemon, or plump, crimson cherries for a clafoutis. Twenty vendors bring produce, meat, fish, mushrooms, soap, baked goods, and even fancy cheese. // Wednesdays 4-8pm; 288 Noe St. (Castro), pcfma.org
*This post has been updated since it was originally published on May 12, 2017.