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Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Market Services

We offer many services to make your farmers market shopping experience more relaxing, rewarding, and enjoyable!

Info Booth

Got questions? Our friendly staff and volunteers are happy to assist you. Visit our Info Booth in front of the building (Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm; Tuesday, 10 am to 2 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm) for market maps, parking validation, events calendars, educational literature, and additional services listed below.

Public Transportation and Parking                

The market is located right at the hub of BART, MUNI, and ferries, accessible from every transit line. On market days, there are a number of convenient validated parking options. Visit the Info Booth or Info Kiosk for parking information and validation. Learn more »

Veggie Valet

Bags weighing your down? Leave your purchases at our free Veggie Valet, and come back later or pick them up curbside. On Saturday, the Veggie Valet can be found curbside, south of the clocktower (8 am to 1 pm). On Tuesday and Thursday, the Veggie Valet service is offered through the Info Booth (10 am to 2 pm).

Market Maps

Visit the Info Booth or Info Kiosk for a map of the current market layout. Our layout changes from week to week as seasonal sellers come and go, so if you can’t find your favorite seller, please ask! View sample market maps »

Credit Cards

Many of our sellers take credit cards. Look for “We Take Credit Cards” signs at their stalls or view a current list of sellers. You can also use your credit card at the Info Booth to purchase wooden gift coins, which can be redeemed at any farmers market stall.  As of April 1, 2017, all market coin purchases with Square at the Info Booth will be assessed a 2.75% service fee.

EBT, WIC, and Market Match

Our farmers markets accept EBT (CalFresh/food stamps). During market hours, customers can use their EBT card at the Info Booth to receive market coins.

EBT shoppers can now double their food dollars (up to $15 per market day) through our Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers must be redeemed directly at participating sellers’ stalls.


Machines are located inside the Ferry Building on the north side (near Blue Bottle Coffee Co.) and on the south side (across from Sur La Table).

Seasonal Shopper Rewards Program

Are you a frequent farmers market shopper? We want to thank you! Visit the Info Booth or Info Kiosk to pick up your Seasonal Shopper Rewards Card. Earn rewards and win prizes! Learn more »

Farmers Market eGift Cards and Coins

Give the gift of fresh, local food. Our farmers market eGift Cards make the perfect gift for any occasion. Learn more about purchasing and redeeming eGift Cards, and using market coins in the farmers market. Learn more »

Farmers Market Merch

The Info Booth sells farmers market tote bags and other items. See a list here »

Public Education Programs

Our farmers markets are farmers markets that educate. At our Classroom, we offer free cooking demonstrations, seasonal celebrations, Discovery Stations, and more. Learn more about our education programs or visit the Info Booth or Info Kiosk to pick up a calendar of events.

We also host education programs during non-market hours, including farm tours, panel discussions, kitchen skills classes, and children’s programs. Learn more »

Educational Handouts and Signs

Visit the Info Booth for seasonality charts, recipes, and other informational literature. Laminated signs posted at each seller’s tent educate shoppers about the seller and their farming or production practices. Visit the Info Booth for a binder of seller profiles.

Group Visits

We encourage classes and groups to visit our farmers markets. At this time we do not offer tours, but we are sometimes able to accommodate requests for a brief introduction to the market by a staff member. Learn more »

Chef Shopping Program

Chefs are an important part of our farmers market community. We support chefs who shop at the market for their business by offering curbside parking (requires an annual registration) and shopping carts for large purchases. View a list of chefs who shop with us »

Dogs Policy

We often get questions at the Info Booth about bringing dogs and other pets to the farmers market. California Health & Safety Code 114259.5 stipulates that live animals aren’t allowed in certified farmers markets and permitted food facilities, with the exception of service animals. Fraudulently misrepresenting service animals is a misdemeanor (California Penal Code 365.7 [a]). Please make plans to leave your animal at home or at a safe place outside of the market.



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