A reminder for everybody trying out new recipes, fresh ingredients are key. Don’t forget about your neighborhood farmer’s market. Not only will you be supporting local food production, you’ll set yourself up to create a meal that will truly impress. Here’s a partial list but you might want to contact the California Farmer’s Markets Association if you don’t see a location nearby where you live or work.

Alemany Farmers Market (Mission/Bernal Heights)
 Saturdays: 6 a.m –3 p.m.
, 100 Alemany Blvd.
, 415-647-2043

Bayview Hunters Point Farmers Market (SOMA/Potrero Hill) 
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m.-Noon,

Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 
4705 Third St., 

Crocker Galleria Farmers Market (Union Square/Financial District)
 Thursdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Crocker Galleria
, 50 Post St., 

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (Embarcadero)
 Tuesdays: 10 a.m-2 p.m., 
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,

Ferry Building, 
1 Ferry Plaza
, 415-291-3276

Fillmore Farmers Market (Fillmore District)
 Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 
O’Farrell at Fillmore, and Fillmore Center Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market (Civic Center)
 Wednesdays: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
, Sundays: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
, Market St. (between Seventh and Eighth Streets), 

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market (Richmond District)
 Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
, 2425 Geary Blvd.,
Parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital Garage at 2190 O’Farrell St.
, 800-949-3276

Noe Valley Farmers Market (Noe Valley) 
Saturdays: 8 a.m -1 p.m.
, 3861 24th St., (between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets), Live music at 10 a.m.
, 415-248-1332

Stonestown Farmers Market (Sunset District) 
Open Year Round
, Sundays: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
, West side parking lot near Macy’s off Buckingham Way, 

UCSF Farmers Market (Sunset District) 
May through October 
Wednesdays: 10 a.m-3 p.m.
, 505 Parnassus Ave.