The farmers market takes place at the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco, at the base of Market Street on the Embarcadero. There are many public transit, biking, and parking options listed below.
Driving and Parking
For driving directions, visit Google Maps. There are a number of affordable parking options within a couple blocks of the Ferry Building. On Saturday, the best deal is Golden Gateway Garage at 250 Clay Street—just $3 for the whole day. On Tuesday and Thursday, the Ferry Building offers valet parking ($5 for 1 hour, $13 for 2 hours, $10/hour after that). We validate parking for the ACE lot at Embarcadero and Washington ($2.50/hour for the first 2 hours with validation; $6.50/hour after that).
For motorcycles, there are 40 parking spaces just north of the Ferry Building at Pier ½ ($.50/hour 7 am to 7 pm; $.25/hour 7 pm to 11 pm).
We’ve prepared an easy-to-use parking guide with parking options and their availability and validation rates:
We do our best to keep this map current, but we do not operate any of the listed parking facilities. Prices and locations may change without our knowledge. Please drop us a line if you discover incorrect information.
The Veggie Valet is a free service that allows you to drop off your farmers market purchases and either continue shopping or grab your car for curbside pickup. The Veggie Valet booth is open from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Veggie Valet service is offered through the Information Booth.
The Ferry Building is one of the most easily accessed locations in the Bay Area. We encourage shoppers to take public transit to spare the air. You can reach it by all San Francisco BART lines, many MUNI lines, the F Market Streetcar, the California Street Cable Car line, and several ferry lines. From the Peninsula, ride Caltrain and connect with Muni’s N-Judah. Find Bay Area transit information, maps, and schedules at www.transit.511.org.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART): The Embarcadero stop is just one block away! Go to www.bart.gov.
San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI): Busses, trains, and streetcars all stop at or near the Ferry Building. Plan your trip at www.transit.511.org.
Ferry: Terminals for Sausalito, Oakland, Alameda, and Larkspur ferries are behind the Ferry Building. For schedules, visit www.goldengateferry.org.
With a large bike lane, the Embarcadero is easily accessed by bicycle. Bike racks are located in front of and behind the building. We recommend that you use a sturdy U-lock, as there have been incidents of cable-clipping. For bike lane maps and cycling information, go to www.sfbike.org.
Other Things to Do Nearby
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is in the located near many attractions on the waterfront. Here are just a few.