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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Tours

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
San Francisco foodies and local chefs alike flock to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to peruse stalls bursting with some of Northern California’s finest produce. At the waterfront market, visitors can tempt their taste buds with local goat cheese, fresh-pressed olive oil, organic vegetables, and a variety of ready-to-eat artisanal goods. 

The Basics
Located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a picturesque escape from the bustle of city life, whether you want to peruse the colorful stalls, tuck into meals from local food trucks and sit-down restaurants, or just grab coffee and enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The gourmet action continues inside the adjacent Ferry Building, where local shops sell foraged wild mushrooms, gold-leafed chocolates, and sustainably farmed Marin County oysters, among other treats. 

For a deep-dive into the market’s culinary scene, explore on a food-tasting tour with an expert guide. Travelers can also rent a bike to explore San Francisco’s waterfront, or combine a farmers market food tour with a visit to Alcatraz Island, home of the prison that once held America’s most notorious criminals. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The market is a must-see for foodies and culture lovers. 
  • The Ferry Building contains restrooms, ATMs, and limited public seating. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. 
  • The nearest parking lot is at Washington Street and Embarcadero. 

How to Get There
The farmers market is located along the Embarcadero, at the foot of Market Street. It is accessible by road, MUNI, BART, and ferry, and a pleasant 30-minute waterfront stroll from Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco’s historic trolley cars (F-line Market) stop directly in front of the building. 

When to Get There
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is held year-round on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The market is most crowded on Saturday and can be a serious social fest, complete with culinary demos by city chefs and interviews with local farmers. Get there early to avoid crowds, or aim for noon for the full local experience. 

Exploring the Ferry Building 
The historic Ferry Building’s marketplace houses a number of notable purveyors, including Cowgirl Creamery, Frog Hollow Farm, Acme Bread Company, Recchiuti Confections, Miette Patisserie, and Blue Bottle Coffee. Even when the farmers market isn’t open, locals know the Ferry Building is the place to come for gourmet treats and unbeatable bay views.
Address: The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, California 94111, USA
Admission: Free
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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building on the original tour established in 2004 with a culinary expert guide during this 2-hour excursion.
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Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 5 hours
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Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of San Francisco Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of San Francisco Private Tour

World-famous sights, vibrant neighborhoods, and a laidback bohemian atmosphere; San Francisco is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. Get ready to experience San Francisco the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of San Francisco. Follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation poets at the City Lights bookstore and take a walk through streets packed with brightly colored murals. See and touch the city’s past and present as you visit the beautiful Painted Ladies and ride a classic cable car. Follow your local host through several of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, each with its unique character. Explore the country’s first Chinatown. Stroll through the lively streets of the Castro and the vibrant murals of the Mission, home to a thriving Latino community. More to come, join this tour now to find out!
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace with a culinary expert guide and sample many products from artisan and local food purveyors. Then visit the former maximum-security prison, Alcatraz, to shed light on the history-packed location during this full-day excursion in San Francisco.
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