Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fresh and Friendly Farmer's Market all Year Round

The farmer's market in Japantown on Jackson between 6th and 7th provides a relaxed, cozy kind of open air shopping. If you enter from the 7th Street end you will be greeted by some friendly people who are selling newspapers, fresh hot coffee and offering people a bit of pastry and a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. This one may not be as big as some of the other Sunday farmer's markets but they are serious about vegetables. There are a few non-produce stands like one that sells attractive silver jewelry, a tea stand and a bread stand that sells all varieties of Whole Grain Bread (in my opinion the best bread available in the bay area) but the emphasis here is on seasonal vegetables not the frou frou stuff. This farmers market is open year-round every Sunday rain or shine from 8:30-12.

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