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After some talking, planning, procrastinating, and more talking, we made it to the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market!

Located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, this modern market sprawls over three city blocks, giving visitors the option of shopping outdoors under tents, or indoors in the Ferry Building Marketplace.

The day we went was a sunny, breezy Saturday morning, and the sidewalks were crowded with equally enthusiastic shoppers, eager to spot a deal while supporting local vendors.

As we made our way around the building, we stopped on the deck encircling the back and took in the view of the bay. After some time, we made our way inside the building for some more foodie adventures.

ferry plaza macarons

The interior of the Ferry Building Marketplace has a mall feel to it, with gorgeous displays of food and floral items in lieu of shops. We wound through the serpentine walkways and took in the atmosphere: the scent of freshly-baked raisin scones, stacks of hard cheese, the rich aroma of locally brewed coffee, explosions of color on the petal of every flower in sight, mountains of pastel cupcakes, mixing with the scent of rotisserie chicken wafting in the breeze.

ferry plaza cheese

A vendor selling all things mushroom and fungi-related:

ferry plaza mushrooms

Adorable displays of dessert:

ferry plaza sweet treats
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ferry plaza sunflowers
ferry plaza zinnias

We go our local Farmers’ Market all the time, but this was on another level. It’s a fun, free, and child-friendly way to spend a sunny Saturday morning if you’re ever in the San Francisco Bay Area!


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