Certified Farmers' Markets near 1105 Altschul Avenue

Markets are shown in approximate order of distance from our house.

Menlo Park

Sundays, year-round
Where: Downtown parking lot bounded by Crane St., Chestnut St., Menlo Ave., and Santa Cruz Ave. One block to our side of Trader Joe's. About 40 vendors in summer, 25-30 in winter.
Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Menlo Park East (Facebook HQ)

Sundays, year-round
Where: Facebook HQ parking lot, 1 Hacker Way @ Bayfront Expressway / Willow Road.
Hours:10a am - 2 pm.

Palo Alto - VA Hospital

Wednesdays (May - Oct.)
Where: 3801 Miranda Ave., NE corner of Foothill Blvd @ Arastradero Rd.
Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

Portola Valley

Thursdays (year round)
Where: Town centre parking lot. Hours: 3-7 pm in summer, 2-5 pm in winter

News is also published on the market's Facebook page.

Palo Alto (downtown)

Saturdays (mid-May, to mid-Dec.)
Where: Gilman Street between Hamilton and Forest. This is between City Hall and the post office, a block-plus south of University.
Hours: 8 am - 12 noon.

Palo Alto (California Ave.)

Sundays, year-round
Where: California Ave. shopping district, between El Camino Real and Ash St. 100+ farmers and vendors.
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm

Redwood City - Kiwanis

Saturdays (Apr. - Nov.)
Where: Downtown, just east of the CalTrain tracks, just over a block north of Broadway, at 500 Arguello Street between Bradford St. and Fuller St.
Hours: 8 am - 12 noon.

Redwood City - Kaiser

Wednesdays (Apr - Sep.)
Where: 1150 Veterans Boulevard @ Maple parking lot
Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

Los Altos

Thursdays (May - Sep.)
Where: State Street at 2nd Street (one block N. of Main).
Hours: 4-8 pm

East Palo Alto

Wednesday (mid-April - mid-Nov.)
Where: Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Road, near Pulgas Ave.
Hours: 2 - 5 pm

San Carlos

Thursdays (May - Sep.)
Where: Laurel Street between Cherry and Olive Streets
Hours: 4-8 pm

Mountain View

Sundays, year-round
Where: Downtown Caltrain parking lot, 600 W. Evelyn nr. Castro.
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm


Sundays, year-round
Where: Caltrain parking lot, El Camino Real @ O'Neill Ave.
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm

San Mateo

Wednesdays and Saturdays, year-round
Where: College of San Mateo campus
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm


Sundays, year-round
Where: NewPark Mall parking lot, Mowry just west of I-880
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm
Note: Large, bustling market. Both vendors and customers are very ethnically diverse, with some unusual items offered. Produce tends to be unlabelled. There is also quite a bit of prepared and hot food served.

Santa Clara - Kaiser

Thursdays, year-round
Where: 710 Lawrence Expwy @ Homestead Rd. parking lot
Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

Santa Clara

Saturdays, year-round
Where: Jackson St. at Homestead Rd., S. of downtown, W. of Santa Clara U.
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm


Saturdays, year-round
Where: S. Murphy Ave. at Washington Ave. (downtown).
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm
Note: Until at least April 2010, the market will be in temporary space at the nearby CalTrain parking lot on Evelyn Ave., because of a street/sidewalk improvement project on S. Murphy Ave. Also, the market was closed with no disclosure on the Web site on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, with only a sign on-site, the day of the market.

Half Moon Bay

Saturdays (May - Dec)
Where: Shoreline Station, 225 Cabrillo Hwy, CA-1 @ Kelly Ave., just S. of CA-92
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm
Note: Fresh fish from local fishermen! Local dairy! Local berries! Local artichokes!


Ha-ha. You thought Atherton would have a certified farmer's market? Atherton?

Alemany Farmers' Market

Saturdays, year-round
Where: 100 Alemany Blvd. @ Peralta Ave., south side of Bernal Heights, San Francisco (US-101 North's Alemany Blvd. / Bayshore Blvd exit, right near where US-101 and I-280 cross). Listed not because it's close (it's 30 miles away), but rather because it's awe-inspiring.
Hours: 6 am - 5 pm (but winding down by noon; typically, all vendors are open for business around 7:15 am)
Note: The main vendor area is two partially roofed concrete rows of structures, furnishing about 50 vendor stalls per row. Parking is problematic: Earlier is better. If you don't arrive early, you're better off cruising around the neighbourhood for street parking, rather than waiting an age for the ~500 inside-the-market-lot parking spaces.

Inner Sunset Farmers' Market

Sundays, year-round
Where: South side of Irving, between 8th & 9th Avenues, Sunset District, San Francisco
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm

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Updated: Sun Dec 27 15:43:19 PST 2009