Food & Drink: Market time

A guide to local farmers’ markets

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From Mill Valley to Novato, Marin farmers’ markets are in full swing. Photo courtesy of the Agricultural Institute of Marin.

By Tanya Henry

Ahhh … spring is here! That means asparagus, berries, beets, peas and spring greens are now at their seasonal best. It also means that the farmers’ markets that close for the winter are mostly back up and running. Several different organizations run the ever-growing number of markets—so don’t be surprised to see more popping up throughout the county. Support your local farmers at the local stands and markets listed below.  

Mill Valley:

Mill Valley Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Fri., 9:30am-2:30pm

Where: CVS parking lot, Alto Shopping Center, 759 E. Blithedale Ave.

Tam Valley Farmers’ Market

When: May-December, Tues., 3pm-7pm

Where: Shoreline Shopping Center, 219 Shoreline Hwy.

Corte Madera:

Corte Madera Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Wed., 12pm-5pm

Where: 100 Corte Madera Town Center

Larkspur:

Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Sat., 9am-2pm

Where: 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle

Fairfax:

Fairfax Community Farmers’ Market

When: April-December, Wed., 4-8pm

Where: Peri Park, 124 Bolinas Rd., Fairfax

Fairfax Community Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Sun., 10am-2pm

Where: Fairfax Library parking lot, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at Broadway

Bolinas:

Gospel Flat Farm Stand

When: Year-round, 24/7 honor system

Where: 140 Olema Bolinas Rd.

San Rafael:

Thursday Marin Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Thurs., 8am-1pm

Where: Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium parking lot, 3501 Civic Center Dr.

Downtown San Rafael Farmers’ Market

When: April-Sept., Thurs., 6pm-9pm

Where: Fourth Street, between B and Cijos streets

Sunday San Rafael Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Sun., 8am-1pm

Where: Civic Center Dr./Peter Behr Dr.

Marinwood Community Farmers’ Market

When: Year-round, Sat., 9am-1pm

Where: Marinwood Plaza, 101 Marinwood Ave.

Novato:

Downtown Novato Community Farmers’ Market

When: May-Sept., Tues., 4pm-8pm

Where: Grant Ave., between 1st and 4th streets

These markets are slated to reopen in June:

Ross Valley Organic Farm Stand

When: June-Oct., Tues., 1pm-7:30pm

Where: Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Point Reyes Farmers’ Market

When: June-Nov., Sat., 9am-1pm

Where: Toby’s Feed Barn, Hwy. 1

Woodacre Organic Farm Stand

When: June-Oct., Sat., 9am-5pm

Where: Downtown Woodacre, 175 San Geronimo Valley Dr.

San Geronimo Valley Organic Farm Stand

When: June-Oct., Wed., 1pm-7:30pm

Where: San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

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