One of my favorite weekend activities is visiting the local farmer’s market. Living in the bay we are blessed with many market options. We usually go to the Lake Merritt or Jack London Square markets since they are so close. After living here for eight months we finally made it to the SF Ferry Building farmers market. I seriously wanted to buy and taste everything!
It’s so easy to get around town here in the bay area. We drove 5 minutes to Jack London Square and took the ferry straight to the SF Ferry Building. We cruised under the bay bridge and had a front row view of the skyline!
The ferry drops you off right at the market so we started shopping right away. I couldn’t help but photograph all the beautiful produce, especially these bright red cherries!
Of course I bought flowers. Don’t you love the smell of fresia? And I couldn’t help but wander over to the fresh oysters too! Plus, local chefs run cooking demonstrations during the farmers market. We learned how to make a vegetarian paella!
I can’t visit the Ferry Building without stopping by Miette. It’s my favorite sweet shop in San Francisco. In fact, it has a location just down the street from our home in Jack London Square! Dangerous…
With our reusable bags and tummies full of good fresh food we hopped back on the ferry and cruised back to Oakland.
Do you visit your local farmer’s market? We try to make it every weekend, it’s become our ritual. We always bring along tons of reusable bags, a grocery list and the exact amount of cash we’ve budgeted for that week. With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, I can’t wait for all the new crops to come!