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Best resource for information about Farmer's Markets?

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mr_darcy Jun 2, 2013 10:53 PM

Is there some sort of site that has a comprehensive list of all farmer's markets, and what farms / producers are at which ones? It seems like the information is spread out across several different websites:

http://www.pcfma.com/
http://www.urbanvillageonline.com/
http://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/
http://communityfarmersmarkets.com/

And maybe others? Is there a centralized resource?

Thanks :)

  1. majordanby Jun 17, 2013 06:08 PM

    Probably the best resource i can find. Just check off the farmers market box.

    http://www.buylocalca.org/search.php

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    1. re: majordanby
      Robert Lauriston Jun 17, 2013 07:02 PM

      No information about days or hours.duplicate entries, wrong names and URLs, zip code search misses Ferry Plaza. Blech.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        majordanby Jun 17, 2013 07:13 PM

        Hmm, you're right. I swear it was working well a few days ago.

        Anyway, they produce a guide for the Bay Area every few years or so. They provide listings of farmers markets with dates, times and locations. They dont have the pdf version of the bay area guide online for some reason, but it would look something like this (this is for the central coast - see page 24 for listings of farmers markets).

        http://buylocalca.org/PDFs/BFBL_centr...

        The online database should mimic the pdf guide, but apparently it currently doesnt work.

        as many have said in this thread, markets come and go on an annual basis (for example, the redwood city thursday downtown market closed down this year), so it is difficult to find a complete source. however, when i started going to markets, i used the eat local guide as a starting point.

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      wally Jun 4, 2013 03:53 PM

      You don't have any of the specific farmer's markets that have very good information about vendors.

      www.cuesa.org/‎ gives ferry plaza all three days

      the Ecology Center does all of Berkeley's markets although they don't separate out by day.

      http://togetherinfood.wordpress.com/s... lists all of the farmer's markets in San Francisco but not vendors.

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      1. re: wally
        Robert Lauriston Jun 4, 2013 04:06 PM

        The Ecology Center lets you filter by day.

        http://ecologycenter.org/category/fmv...

      2. Robert Lauriston Jun 3, 2013 08:16 AM

        I've seen attempts to do that, but they were incomplete. Many farmers markets don't have vendor information online, and those that do often don't keep it very up to date.

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          mr_darcy Jun 4, 2013 02:27 PM

          Got it, thanks. Hope someone can make it one day!

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