The farmers’ market is not just a place for groceries: it’s a great place to find gifts! Preserves, aged balsamic vinegar, locally roasted coffee, hot sauce, fair trade chocolate, and local honey are great gifts available all year round. Over the month of December, join us at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets for a holiday gifting series featuring weekly pop-up vendors selling even more gifts for the foodies in your lives—plus handmade jewelry, woodwork, soaps & body care, pottery, and other handmade goods.
The Berkeley Farmers’ Markets are open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, meat, cheese, prepared foods, and flowers. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture.
Shopping at a farmers market is a wholly unique experience where farmers, local artisans and shoppers get to know each other, do business, and help each other. When you shop at the farmers’ market, you shop local, you shop sustainable, and you shop community.
It can be hard to leave the house in the winter season, especially when your shopping can be as little as a click away. But the wintertime farmers’ market is a special experience worth savoring. Things are a little slower. There’s more time to connect with your vendors.
Our wintertime Pop-up Gifting Series will feature even more vendors with unique products that tell the story of the shop-local movement. Right at the farmers’ market, the same place you can buy ingredients for your family dinner, you can purchase a hand-crafted gift from the person who made it.
Bundle up and slow down this winter season. Take the time to enjoy the thriving community that sustains the slow food movement. Shop local for your holiday gifts at the farmers’ market, and you may find that the real gift is the experience.
Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market (Center Street Between MLK and Milvia): 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23
South Berkeley Farmers Market (Adeline @ 63rd st): 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
North Berkeley Farmers Market (Shattuck Between Vine and Rose): 12/7, 12/14, 12/21