How to Experience the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco
Celebrate the bounty of the Bay Area a short ride from our SFO hotel. Did you know one of the country’s best farmers markets takes place right along the beautiful San Francisco waterfront three times a week? The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience a true slice of the Bay Area. Bursting with artisanal treats, homemade baked goods, and organic locally-sourced produce, the market is foodie heaven that attracts up to 40,000 visitors every week.
Whether you’re coming for business or vacation, it’s easy to squeeze in a visit to the Ferry Building during your trip to Silicon Valley. Book an eco-friendly room at our East Bay hotel to get your gourmet adventure underway!
Discover the Farm-Fresh Products and Artisanal Foods in the Bay Area
Where can you find all of the best tastes of California in one place? Welcome to the Ferry Building! Nestled right along the spectacular waterfront of San Francisco in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, the Ferry Farmers Market offers one of the most scenic foodie destinations in the world. If you find yourself in the Bay Area on a weekend, make sure to save your Saturday for a trip to this renowned farmers market. To really experience the market, it’s best to get their early. Start your morning off with a homemade baked good from Acme Bread Company and a cup of locally-roasted Blue Bottle Coffee. After wandering the stalls or organic produce, get in line to taste the famous chilaquiles at the always-popular Mexican food stall Primavera or get an order of Nepalese dumplings from Bini’s Kitchen. If you love seafood, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a dozen freshly-shucked oysters from Hog Island Oyster Company.
Still hungry? You can browse for a huge variety of goodies including cheese, beer, wine, fresh fruit and veggies, meat, flowers, nuts, jams, and honey products. There are more than 100 vendors to choose from! Grab a seat and enjoy live entertainment or just soak in the atmosphere for some of the best people-watching in the Bay Area. You can also keep an eye out for chef demonstrations that feature local restaurants sharing their favorite cooking tips using ingredients from the market.
Certain vendors only set up depending on the season, so check the website to see the most up-to-date list of merchants and farmers scheduled to be at the market.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets Information and Hours
Tuesday: 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 2 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm
Anytime the market is open is a special moment, but the market really comes to life on Saturdays when the stalls spread out across the entire plaza right along the waterfront. You can spend hours browsing the goods looking for a delicious breakfast or lunch or just something tasty to take back to your hotel room. Saturday is also the busiest, so if you’re looking for a quieter side to the market with less people, Tuesdays and Thursdays might be for you. There are up to 20 vendors on Tuesdays and from 10 to 15 merchants on Thursdays. There are also lots of options for quick bites for lunch. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is open-year round no matter what the weather brings. And even if you are in town for a short trip and you can’t make it to the farmers market, you can still visit the shops and restaurants in the Ferry Building. It is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm.
Getting to the Ferry Building from our San Francisco Airport Hotel
Don’t wait another minute to start planning your visit to this world-class farmers market. Coming to Silicon Valley for an important business trip? Check in at our contemporary hotel with complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and free shuttle service to SFO. Our hotel is located close to the biggest tech companies in the world. During your free time or in between meetings, you can head to the city to explore the Ferry Building and other fun Bay Area attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Located about 15 miles from our hotel, the farmers market is about 20 minutes from Millwood Inn & Suites if you drive or use a rideshare service. Our hotel staff can help you find the best route depending on what time of day you are traveling. If you want to take public transportation, you can ride into the city using the BART system. From the Embarcadero BART station, the Ferry Building is just a quick walk of about three minutes. You’ll love the location of our East Bay hotel. San Francisco International Airport, Levi’s Stadium, Union Square, and Alcatraz are all accessible. Find out more about what you can see in San Francisco at our accommodations.