Heart of the City Farmers' Market

Heart of the City Farmers' Market

Heart of the City Farmers' Market
4.5
Flea & Street MarketsFarmers Markets
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. An iconic and beloved community resource, the market opened in 1981 with a mission to support and sustain small farmers and make fresh food accessible for low-income customers who struggle to afford adequate nutrition in a city with the highest cost of living in the nation. We distribute over $1.5 million annually in food assistance at our information tent, provide education programs for people facing the nutritional challenges of poverty, manage distribution and redemption for the largest farmers market EBT program in California, and make over $500,000 per year in grant-funded incentives available to help low-income families purchase fruits and vegetables from local farms.
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Neighbourhood: Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
How to get there
  • Civic Center • 2 min walk
  • Civic Center • 3 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is a great resource for the neighborhood as the fruit and vegies are fresh and there is a good selection, including some odd choices. The merchants are friendly. Office workers come here as well. Too bad the surroundings are so bleak.
Written 16 August 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It's a wonderful community resource, a place to buy good food in a neighborhood that lacks good grocery stores. Prices are low, everything is fresh. And it's out in the open air. Unfortunately the market competes with the decline of the neighborhood.
Written 18 December 2022
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D F
New York City, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I bought some great handi crafts when I was here in 2013. Is it still happening now? Do the have handicrafts or only food?
Written 14 July 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The prices are low and the quality is super-fresh. This farmer's market is excellent and you will see some produce that you are not familiar with. Fun. Unfortunately the area around it continues to be quite dirty and drug-infested. I know because I worked in this area for 30 years.
Written 8 October 2019
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stentdoc
Syosset, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
You can eat here every day and not get bored. The food is of a great variety and very fresh. A lot of character here
Written 30 June 2018
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
I loved that place! It was so magic and colorful. You can buy so fancy things - food, handcraf. Lots of people walking. I recommend it a lot
Written 31 March 2018
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najeeba20
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This farmers market is a shopping paradise. There is a selections of fruits, vegetables, fish and bread.

The quality is exceptional and the prices are superb. You can fill the bag with however much you would like and it will be weighed accordingly.

I really enjoyed this one in comparison to the Ferry plaza market.
Written 14 March 2018
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mzdov
Chicago
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
There are other Farmer's Markets in the city, such as at the Ferry Building, but I feel you get the better price at this one. If you go closer to closing time, you can get even bigger bargains. A wide variety of fruits, veggies and nuts. Many vendors have samples which is nice. If you're a foreigner or not a local, some of the people you pass to get into the market might give you a bit of a startle, but I have never had a "horrible" experience.
Written 8 September 2017
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you like outdoor markets, this is the one with lots of exotic produce, mostly from nearby gardens. Some prepared foods as well. Popular with the locals.
Written 20 April 2017
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Friendly and festive are the flavors that best describe this open air grocery store in the theatre district of San Francisco. Whether you're looking for fresh picked asparagus, pink oyster mushrooms, or strawberries, this is the place to create a scrumptious meal.

Shoppers Tip: Take time to sit and enjoy street musicians sipping a latte with beans from Ecuador.
Written 19 April 2017
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