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Aug 12, 2010 09:20 PM

Where Did All The Farmers Go?

Dropped by the Ferry Building Farmers Market today and there were only like 4 produce dealers there. I don't expect the weekday event to be like the Saturday Farmer's Markets, but I remember going to a midweek market a couple of years ago and there were plenty of farmers there. Anybody know what's happened?

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  1. From the Ferry Plaza's website:

    "The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay. The markets offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats and eggs from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams. The Thursday market features an array of artisan street food: wood-fired pizza, grilled meats, sandwiches, and tacos, while the Saturday market also includes local restaurants serving a variety of hot, delicious meals."

    Between the lines: Thursday is more focused on prepared lunch. More farmers sell on Tuesday than on Thursday, though not as much as on Saturday. I'm guessing your previous visit was on a Tuesday since the Thursday market is relatively new. If you returned on a Tuesday you'd see lots of farmers just as before.

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