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Marin County Farmers' Market--San Rafael

Address: Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: (415) 457-2266
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful produce, both organic and just local; locavore cheeses, sustainably and humanely-raised meats and lots of fish, breads and pastries galore, and the full gamut of ready-made food for munching--plus music in two venues and clothing & jewelry. There are very pricey items, but one can also find some good deals...discernment is required. It seems to be a family weekend... More 

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San Rafael, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Sunday morning farmers market in San Rafael at Civic Center is the best in the Bay Area. There are rows and rows of fruit and vegetable venders, a wonder selection of prepared food to eat on the spot or take home and a great craft section. There are several areas musical performers as well. My favorite fish market is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are too many strollers, kids and "service dogs". The produce is unusual and fresh but on the pricey side. I try to avoid the market except when I need my knives sharpened.

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San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tiny, overpriced, loud with children's performances. Parking is horrible! The only thing great is the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only is it a fine farmer's market, but there is a huge variety of places to eat freshly prepared foods of all types. There are bouncy attractions and for the kids on Thursdays and Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No matter what the season, you'll be surprised at the variety of fresh vegetables and fruits! Along with the known favorites, I've also tried (and enjoyed) many new varieties. There are always samples. I often finish my day there with a chocolate pastry!

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What else is there to say? I try to go every Sunday morning, right at 8 when they open. Thursday there aren't as many vendors. My all around favorites are Trocadero & Capay for vegetables. I also love the huge French bakery stand on Sundays (which ironically has excellent German-style pretzels).

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent fresh organic produce, great fruit, breads, dairy products and more, great variety! Nice atmosphere with two areas to sit and eat prepared delicious food sold at the back. Live music A great place to go in Marin County!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you like your produce fresh. This is the place. I particularly like the fruit. They are not shipped long distance so they are picked later which results in a much better tasting fruit.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This market is the largest and best. If you must have fresh produce, eggs, fish, anything, this is the place. And you can ask the farmers what they fertilize with if that's a concern. I love walking around and shopping here. Bring lots of smaller bills and a cart to fill.

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