A Guide to Marin County’s Freshest Produce Markets
In an area as rich in agriculture as Marin County, it’s no wonder that farmers’ markets are community fixtures! The county’s Agriculture, Weights, and Measures Department is responsible for inspecting all of the certified growing sites and established Farmers’ Markets to ensure that the finest goods are being delivered to Marin County residents. If you’re looking for the perfect place to find fresh and delicious local produce, check out this list of the best markets Marin County has to offer.
This farmers’ market is held every Saturday morning throughout the year, rain or shine! From 9 AM to 2 PM, visitors can enjoy goods from Fallon Hills Ranch, Frog Hollow Farm, Soda Rock Farm, the Alexandre Family Farm, and many more. Enjoy some snacks from the Casablanca Food Truck or Chantelle’s Granola, and bring the whole family to listen to musicians and storytellers or even ride a pony.
A summer market held in downtown San Rafael, the San Rafael Summer Farmers’ Market is proud to offer a fresh and exciting selection of fruits and vegetables. Sample incredible and diverse dishes from all over the world, including Salvadorian, Yucatan, Mexican, and Thai! You can even try Madrid-style churros or ice cream made with locally sourced fresh fruit. Bring the whole family to listen to music or make arts and crafts!
Known as the Bay Area’s first organic farmers’ market, Point Reyes is well-known and beloved by the greater community. This market is located outside Toby’s Feed Barn and is held every Saturday. The outdoor KidsZone is a fun and educational space for children where they can make crafts in a cozy garden area. Market vendors include Brickmaiden Bread, Point Reyes Flowers, Thai Kettle, Absentee Winery, The Wild Pear Co., and more!
Founded in 2019, this is one of Marin County’s newer farmers’ markets but is already becoming a community favorite. The market was founded by a group of Tomales food and agricultural workers, and today, it is a registered nonprofit entirely run by volunteers. Tamales Farmers’ Market vendors include Wild Oat Hollow, which makes homemade soaps from goat milk and other natural products. Joe Matos Cheese Co., a seventh-generation Portuguese cheesemaker, Bodega Bay Oyster Company’s locally-harvested seafood, and many more.
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