San Francisco Environment Department


Farmer's markets feature local fruits and vegetables in season. Some delicate products, like figs, mulberries, and loquats, may be more readily available at farmer's markets. Since produce is brought directly from nearby farms, you get food at its peak, rather than days or weeks after being shipped and stored. 

Buying directly from farmers also helps prevent waste in the delivery process. The fewer people handling the produce and the shorter distance it travels, the less likely fruits and vegetables are discarded along the way.

Keep it local with these tips:

Additional Resources

Choose seasonal vegetables and fruits grown locally. (CUESA)

10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets (CUESA)

Local Food is Good Food (SF Environment) - Printable student fact sheet

Love food? Keep it fresh.