The nearby Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. The market has been open since 1981, marking 2021 as the 40-year anniversary. Visitors will be able to buy fresh produce and flowers from Heart of the City Farmers Market vendors, purchase prepared food for lunch, as well as jams and jellies, cheese, fungi, eggs, nuts, and more.
“I've been to plenty of the Farmer's Markets around SF only to find myself consistently heading back to the Heart of the City. Located right off Civic Center BART on Market Street, it's conveniently located and there are always plenty of booths to peruse.” - Alex K., Yelp
The market runs year-round on Sundays and Wednesdays and is located at San Francisco's United Nations Plaza, along Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets above Civic Center BART Station. Click here for a map.
Farmers Market Hours:
Sundays 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesdays 7:00am - 5:30pm
The HOTCFM shares a few shopping tips:
-Shop early for the freshest produce and shop at the end of the day for deals.
-Buy in season fruits and shop frequently for smaller amounts so you can plan your meals as you go.
-Stack your shopping bag with heavy items on bottom to avoid bruises.
Whether you scored a ripe watermelon, summer squash or sweet corn, turn your farmers' market bounty into a delicious summer meal in your NEMA kitchen with these recipes:
Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette. Use in-season squash and zucchini in a beautiful galette.
Caprese Zoodles. A brand-new way to eat Caprese salad.
Roasted Pepper Crostini: It doesn’t get simpler than this appetizing bite.
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Summer Squash. The crosshatch pattern isn’t just for show.
Image credit: Heart of the City Farmers' Market on Facebook
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