Located in the Embarcadero, the newly renovated Ferry Building Farmers Market is a great place for a quick bite. They housed organic products: produce, cheese & dairy, mushrooms, bread, meat, confectionery, pattiserie (french cookie vendor) and garden plants. It is very clean, affordable and affords a great view of the water.
Hours: The local farmers and street vedors set-up stands outside on Tuesday and Saturday between 8-2pm. Vendors inside the building are open all week.
Outside vendors peddled wares from fused glass jewelry, silver jewelry, rock engravings to oil paintings. The produce vendors outside seemed cheaper than those inside. I enjoyed a sample of walnut peanut brittle at the peanut stand. Next to the knife sharpening stand is a Mexican food stand with amazing vegan tamales ($3.50). If facing the ferry bulding, she is on the end on the left.
Take cash. While most vendors take credit cards, they have minimum purchase amounts. There is a Bank of America ATM inside the Ferry Building.
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