"Rain or shine", every week these outdoor Oakland Farmers Markets bring people together around Oakland and the East Bay to buy and sell the freshest local organic produce and many other artisanal goods.
There are a number of vibrant local market in Oakland and the East Bay each week. It amazing to see all the natural bounty and people come together each week. Even during the winter months you'll be amazed by the stories and goods you can uncover.
Here's a map where to go near you and weekday and weekend calendar of when to go. We also recommend this chart of when food are in season by the folks at the local foods wheel.
Sunday - Jack London Square Farmers Market
One of the most lovely Oakland Farmers Markets is in Jack London. It’s a sunny, buzzing, welcoming scene along the waterfront in a plaza that hosts other local and community events.
- Jack London – Open Sunday 10am – 3pm
- Temesal – Open Sunday 9am – 1pm
- Fruitvale – Open Sundays 10am – 3pm
Tuesday - Alameda Farmers Market
A popular weekday market in Alameda on Haight Ave. is run by “The Alameda Farmers’ Market is open year-round every Tuesday and Saturday. It’s the best place to shop for seasonal fruits and veggies, as well as other local goods like honey, eggs, or artisan cheese!”
- Alameda Farmer’ Market – Open 9am – 1pm
- Frutivale – Open 12 – 7pm
Wednesday - Uptown Farmer Market
“At your Uptown Oakland Farmers’ Market, the produce is always fresh, always seasonal, and always provided by your local farmers and ranchers.”
- Kaiser Plaza, Uptown – Open Wednesday 10am – 2pm
Thursday - Fruitvale Farmers Market
Located in the Fruitvale Transit Village and organized by the Fruitvale Unity Council the Fruitvale Farmer’s Market “brings fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables from local producers to the neighborhood. Other vendors sell prepared foods like roasted almonds or candy, or merchandise and music.”
- Fruitvale Transit Village, Open Thursday 12-7pm
Friday - Old Oakland Farmers Market
The Old Oakland Farmers Market is a picturesque, old school, and popular spot to shop and see what’s fresh from around the Bay. Before or after visiting the market, grab lunch as Swan’s market.
- Old Oakland – Open 8am – 2pm
Saturday - Grand Lake
Large popular market at Splash Pad Park near Lake Merritt. There is live music and a playground and park area where children can play. You can take a stroll along the water before or after you shop. You can check out all the good to be found at the market here.
The market is doing a number of things to keep it safe in the Covid 19 pandemic. You can also order bounty boxes for curbside pick up at the market.
- Grand Lake – Open 8am – 2pm
- Freedom Farmers Market – 10am – 3pm
- Montclair Open 9am – 1pm
If you like these Oakland Farmers Markets, check out some other fresh things near you.