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The best farmer’s market in the area...

When you see chefs buying their produce, you know the market has to be good. We go on Thursdays (a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
San Rafael, California
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Big, not fabulous, a handful of gems amongst 100

It may be one of the biggest, not one of the best, but a few gems amongst the five rows of a... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When you see chefs buying their produce, you know the market has to be good. We go on Thursdays (a little smaller but a lot less crowded) and Sundays (more selection but larger crowds). If you are just visiting the area and will not be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

It may be one of the biggest, not one of the best, but a few gems amongst the five rows of a hundred vendors. I’ve been going here for a few years and can attest to the fact that it has several booths that are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We happened to visit outside of a regular farmers market under pretty heavy rain. Nevertheless both the boutiques and restaurants were nice. We got spme lunch from the food track and enjoyed the life music.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I have been buying most of my food at the Farmers' market in San Rafael for many years now and I am very grateful for it. From fresh fruit and vegetables to eggs and freshly caught wild salmon, I find it all there. Even when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I went to get greens for salad.and vegies...prices are ok..some vendors prices are better and vegies etc look better..Thursday is not as good as Sunday ....I know the produce is fresher but a bit more pricer...you really have to taste and check for taste and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Loved this small market. Was able to walk there, enjoy lunch, as there are a number of local food trucks. Some of the best (and sometimes biggest) fruit & veggies around! Pricey. Worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The market is a great way to find what you are looking for, whether it is fish, meat, or some kind of fruit. Whatever you are looking for, the market is likely have it in one of the stalls!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kabbish
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Love going here to get fresh veggies, wonderful flowers and especially to wonder around looking for something unusual to take home to cook

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We are big fans of farmers markets and try to visit them wherever we may travel. This one has an excellent selection with broad range of produce. Very friendly with several vendors offering samples. We bought mini-pies (blueberry and mixed-berry) from a lady from Ghana...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Definitely worth a trip when in Marin County vicinity. We took a local bus from downtown San Rafael, which served as our base for hiking Point Reyes. As far we can tell, every purveyor except for raw seafood and vegetables offered samples. Take them up...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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May 14, 2016|
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Response from lisahV3831HP | Reviewed this property |
yes.but thurs has moved to the parking lot at northgate mall
November 16, 2015|
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Response from rkhawg | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's 8am - 1pm, Sundays & Thursdays‎. But they could have changed that since my visit. Hope this helps.
bob h
July 3, 2015|
Response from rkhawg | Reviewed this property |
I've just now received this question. I'm sure by now you've figured out the answer to your question. At least I would HOPE you did. Sorry about the timeliness - it's not of my doing.