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Seasonal farmers markets spring back throughout the Peninsula

Uploaded: Apr 28, 2023

Fresh Approach's East Palo Alto farmers market. (Courtesy Fresh Approach)

By Kate Bradshaw

Now that the weather is warm again, the Peninsula's seasonal farmers markets are returning to offer people access to farm-fresh produce and locally-made goods. From Pacifica to Los Altos, there'll be no shortage of farmers markets popping up for visitors to enjoy.

Here are nine weekly seasonal markets that have already launched or are soon to kick off for the 2023 season. These seasonal markets are in addition to the many rain-or-shine markets that run year-round on the Peninsula.

San Mateo
Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., May 2 through Oct. 24, 194 W. 25th Ave.

Palo Alto
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 3 through Nov. 1, Palo Alto V.A., 3801 Miranda Ave.

Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m., April 5 through December 20, 400 Old County Road, Rockaway Beach parking lot.

East Palo Alto
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April through November, 2555 Pulgas Ave. at Bay Road. They also offer a community compost drop-off.

People stroll through and hang out at Bon Marché, a French-inspired outdoor market, on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)

Menlo Park
Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., restarted April 26, 600 block of Santa Cruz Ave. Bon Marché is a French-themed midweek farmers market.

Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., starts next week on May 4 and runs through the end of October, located at Park Road at Burlingame Ave. (The Sunday market at this location takes place year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Los Altos
Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., May 4 through Oct. 26, 200 State St.

Redwood City
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April through November, 500 block of Arguello Street.

Half Moon Bay
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 1 through December 23, 225 Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Station Parking Lot.
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