The Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets: Locations

By now, we can all probably agree that shopping locally and supporting local farmers markets is healthy for you, your community, and our planet. Not only will you be eating deliciously fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the harvest, but you’ll also be healthier—freshly picked produce contains more nutrients than produce picked more than a few days ago. So, if you’re longing to introduce more organic produce to your diet, or discover new and unusual ingredients to spice up your meal plans, the time is ripe to get out and connect with local farmers at a market near you.

To help in your search of a healthier lifestyle, we've round up the best farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Be sure to check back next week for a follow-up that shows you the best in-season produce to shop for!

San Francisco Bay Area

Burlingame Farmers Market
• Sundays, year-round, 9:00 am–1:30 pm
• Thursday, May–Nov., 3:00 pm–7:00pm
Park Road starting at Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame

Coastside Farmers Market
2 locations:
•  Half Moon Bay
   Saturdays, 9:00 am-1:00pm
   Shoreline Station, Kelly St & Hwy 1

•  Pacifica
    Wednesdays, 2:30pm-6:30pm
    Rockaway Beach

Menlo Park Farmers Market
Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm
In parking lot on Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz & Menlo Avenues

Mountain View Farmers Market
Sundays, 9:00am–1:00pm
600 West Evelyn Ave, Caltrain Station

San Mateo Farmers Market at College of San Mateo
Saturdays, 9:00am–1:00pm
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard

Sunnyvale Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00am–1:00pm
Murphy Avenue at Washington

Farmers Markets: Seattle

Seattle is no stranger to the benefits of shopping locally and supporting local farms, with a cityscape that boasts more farmers markets per square mile than you can shake a stick at. Here we provide a handy list of the top neighborhood markets going on nearly every day of the week—all featuring seasonal farm produce, artisanal food, and locally sourced products straight from farmers, fishers and ranchers. No matter what your schedule, you’ll be sure to find a market going on at a time and place that suits your lifestyle. And, don’t forget to bring your reusable bags!

Ballard Sunday Farmers Market
Sundays, year-round,10:00am–3:00pm
On Ballard Avenue NW, between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW

Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Sundays, year-round, 11:00am–3:00pm
Corner of Broadway & Pine at Seattle Central Community College

Columbia City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, May 6–Oct. 14, 3:00pm–7:00pm
37th Ave S & S Edmunds St, just off Rainier Ave S

Lake City Farmers Market
Thursdays, June 11–Oct. 1, 3:00pm–7:00pm
NE 125th Street & 28th Avenue NE, next to the Library off Lake City Way

Madrona Farmers Market
Fridays, May 15–Sep. 25, 3:00pm–7:00pm
In the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet, 1126 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, at corner of E. Union Street

Magnolia Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 6–Oct. 17, 10:00am–2:00pm
33rd Ave W & W McGraw Street, in the Magnolia Village

Phinney Farmers Market
Fridays, May 29–Sep. 25, 3:00pm–7:00pm
N 67th St & Phinney Ave N, in upper lot at Phinney Neighborhood Center

Pike Place Market
Friday-Sunday, June 19-Sep. 27, 9:00am–5:00pm
Pike Place, between Pine Street and Stewart Street

Queen Anne Farmers Market
Thursdays, June 4–Oct. 15, 3:00pm–7:30pm
At W Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue N

University District Farmers Market
Saturdays, year-round, 9:00am–2:00pm
University Way NE (the "Ave") between 50th & 52nd

Wallingford Farmers Market
Wednesdays, from May to Sept., 3:30 pm–7:00pm; Chefs only from 3–3:30pm
In Meridian Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street

West Seattle Farmers Market
Sundays, year-round, 10:00am–2:00pm
California Ave SW & SW Alaska, in the heart of the West Seattle Junction


Farmers Markets: Portland

We all know how beneficial it is to support local farms and shop locally. With more than 50 farmers markets dotting the neighborhoods of Portland, there’s really no excuse. Fresh, dewy produce and artisanal fare is bountiful, and ripe for the picking. No matter where you live, or what schedule you’re on, there’s certainly a farmers market within reach to cover even your most ambitious farm-to-table fantasies. Here’s a short list of a few key markets going on around Portland to help you connect with the freshest produce going in a neighborhood near you.

On Hall Blvd. between 3rd St. & 5th St.
• Saturdays, May–Nov., 8:00am–1:30pm, (9:00am Oct.–Nov.)
• Wednesdays, mid-June–August, 3:00pm–6:00pm
• Winter Market: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Feb.–April, 10:00am–1:30pm

Thursdays, May 7–Sep. 24, 3:00pm–7:00pm
SE 20th Ave & SE Salmon St

Central Portland
•  Pioneer Courthouse
Mondays, June 15–Sep.28, 10:00am–2:00pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave  @ SW Yamhill

•  Portland State University
Saturdays, year-round, 8:30am–2:00pm (March–Nov.); 9:00am–2:00pm (Nov.–Feb.)
South Park Blocks, between SW Hall St and SW Montgomery St

•  Shemanski Park
Wednesdays, May 6–Nov. 25, 10:00am–2:00pm
South Park Blocks between SW Salmon St and SW Main St

• Saturdays, May–Oct., 8:00am–1:30pm, at Courthouse Square, 2nd & East Main
• Sundays, May–Oct., 10:00am–2:00pm, at Orenco Station (61st & Cornell Road)
• Thursdays, June–August, 11:00am–1:30pm, at Tuality Campus (Baseline/8th Avenue)

Fridays, June 5–Sep. 25
N McClellan & N Denver

Sundays, May 3–Nov. 22, 10:00am–2:00pm
NE 7th Ave & NE Wygant St.

Northwest Portland
Thursdays, June 4–Sep. 24, 2:00pm–6:00pm
NW 19th Ave & NW Everett St

Los Angeles

As one of the first cities in the U.S. to embrace the Farmers Market idea, it’s no wonder there’s a killer market going on somewhere in LA on any given day of the week. But our neighbors at X property happen to live within a stone’s throw of some of the best markets in the area: the Hollywood Farmers Market, the West Hollywood Farmers Market, and the Melrose Place Market. Of course, since each one has its own vibe or personality, you’ll be sure to find one to fit your mood.

Hollywood Farmers Market
Sundays, 8:00am–1:00pm
Ivar Ave & Selma Ave (b/w Hollywood & Sunset Blvds, near Vine)
$5 parking lot, and metered parking

West Hollywood Farmers Market
Mondays, 9:00am-2:00pm
Plumber Park, N Vista and Fountain Ave

Melrose Place Farmers Market
Sundays, 10:00am-2:00pm
8400 Melrose Ave, between La Cienega and Orlando

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