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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in August 2017, and other timely information:

August brings with it Spring and the ability to buy locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

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Alameda County

  • Ardenwood Historic Farmworking farm, farm market, pumpkins
    Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA. Phone; 510-796-0663.. Ardenwood is a working farm, not really a pick-your-own. They have a pumpkin patch & all sorts of seasonal events. The market is called Perry's & it has both organic & not. The daily activities change from season to season. Through Ardenwood's educational programs, visitors can see and participate in many activities common to a turn-of-the-century farm. Weekdays, naturalists provide programs for school classes and other groups by reservation. Horse-drawn wagon & train rides. 
  • J.E. Perry Farms - Certified Organic, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA 94555. Phone: 510-791-0340. Alternate Phone: 510-579-0763. Fax: 510-791-0128. Email: jeperryfarms@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 7pm. Directions: South on us 880 toward Oakland/San Fransisco. Exit Dumbarton highway 84.exit Highway 84 at Ardenwood/Newark Boulevard. Go north on Ardenwood Boulevard. The entrance is just north of Highway 84. North on us 880 toward San Jose. Exit Dumbarton highway 84.exit Highway 84 at Ardenwood/Newark Boulevard. Go north on Ardenwood Boulevard. The entrance is just north of Highway 84. Pumpkin patch is open till October 31st. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 16, 2009)
  • Moggi Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market,
    8200 Altamont Pass Rd, Livermore, CA 94550. Phone: 925-724-4009. Alternate Phone: 925-606-0846. Email: moggiranch@gmail.com. Open: Farmer's Stand is open 6:30 am to 8:30 am and 2pm to 5pm but this May change;. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pomegranates are ready Now! Come and Pick your own; UFO Peaches June thru July Nectarines June thru July Plums June thru July Mulberries Late May thru September - Worth the wait Pomegranates October thru late November ( Ready Now ). We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow only rare or specialty fruits: Mulberries (not in season) UFO peaches(not in season) Old stock Nectarines (not in season) Pomegranates (In Season and Ready) Fruit stand is open 6:30am to 8:30am and 2:00pm to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. We operate our U Pick on the weekends. Call if you want to buy pomegranates on the weekend and you do not want to pick yourself. We will pick them for you and have them ready for your pick up. (UPDATED: October 20, 2012)
  • NewPark Mall Farmer's Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)
    2086 NewPark Mall, Newark, CA 94560. Open: Sundays 9a-1p. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. They take EBT/SNAP cards (give tokens). (ADDED: May 31, 2012, suggested by a visitor)

Contra Costa County

  • Bloomfield Cherries - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, cherries, restrooms
    501 Payne Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-550-5540. Email: Tom@BloomfieldCherries.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: See map. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. U-Pick and picked; 7 varieties of cherries are available during May and June each year at my 10-acre orchard in Brentwood (Northern California). The varieties are: Brooks, Coral Champagne, Utah Giant, Bing, Sweethearts, Lapin and White Rainier. They ripen at different times within the season, so call first if you're looking for a specific variety. (ADDED: April 05, 2011)
  • Enos Family Farms - Certified Organic, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    23275 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-437-9973. Email: enosfamily@enosfamilyfarms.com. Open: "See our website for current hours;". Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are fully Certified Organic by the C.C.O.F. & USDA Organic. (UPDATED: November 20, 2012) (ADDED: September 20, 2010)
  • Windmill Farms Produce -  locally grown produce both organically and conventionally as well as a lot of specialty grocery and bakery items form local independent companies. For October they have an enormous Pumpkin lot decorated with hay bales, Halloween decoration, a petting zoo and last year they had pony rides
    2255 San Ramón Valley Blvd, San Ramón, CA 94583. Phone: 925-820-0747. Email: Windmill_Farms@sbcglobal.net. Open: Feb - December Generally open 10am - 7pm, longer during Christmas Trees and Summer. It is a open-air family owned produce business run by the same family since 1975. They have thousands of pumpkins to chose from, maybe 15-20 varieties, mini pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, candles, carving kits and more. The prices for the pumpkins are the best we have seen in the East Bay. The have public restrooms, ready to eat snacks and cold drinks, ice cream and other goodies if you need a little stop. They accept cash, checks and debit cards, but credit cards are only accepted during the Christmas tree selling season. They have some of the nicest quality Oregon trees and the prices are fair. They offer delivery and flocking which is hard to find at other places. Overall it is just a nice quaint store and a fun shopping experience. (ADDED: June 05, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on June 05, 2010: "We like the market and try to go at least once a week. It is the only place we buy our Pumpkins and Christmas trees now."

 

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