Whether you are trying to eat organically or just enjoy the ambiance, a farmers market is a great place to spend the day. Perusing the many tables covered in produce and merchandise is a great way to relax and stock up on yummy treats for an inexpensive price. The Bay Area boasts a series of farmers market practically every day of the week. The sprawling city of San Jose and the surrounding areas host farmers markets throughout the week, offering fresh food for a cost that wont break the bank:
Farm Fresh Fridays
Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., white tents shielding vendor’s merchandise pop up along the quaint street of San Pedro Square, between Santa Clara Street and St. John in Downtown San Jose. From fresh tomatoes to “I Love San Jose” t-shirts, the vendors offer a little bit of local flavor that any visitor can get a piece of for a small price.
Santana Row Farmers Market
Offering the freshest fruits, vegetables and other tasty snacks, the Santana Row Farmers Market is open year round every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located on the Piazza di Valencia in West San Jose’s upscale Santana Row neighborhood, this weekly market offers a variety of fresh breads, cheeses, and much more.
Blossom Hill Certified Farmers Market
This quaint, neighborhood farmers market features approximately forty growers and food producers each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week, they are set up in the Princeton Plaza Mall in South San Jose, at the corner of Kooser and Meridian.
Mountain View Certified Farmers Market
Rated as one of the best in the bay area, this local farmers market is recognized for its large size, flower market and live entertainment! The market takes place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to one p.m., boasting over 70 organic growers and vendors. You can find them at the Downtown Mountain View Caltrain Station Parking Lot at 600 West Evelyn.
Los Gatos Farmers Market
Popping up every Sunday morning year round, this market is the best place to sample some of the best produce, courtesy of local growers. Located at Town Plaza Park at the Montebello Way and Broadway Extension in Downtown Los Gatos, the market is open for business from eight a.m. to one p.m., rain or shine.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tote bag and go explore the farmers markets in your area. Each one is unique and provides the opportunity to stock up on delicious produce at a price that’s in your budget!