Hayward Farmers Market: A year-round bread basket

When:

Saturday: 9am-1pm

Where:

777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
United States

Phone:

(800) 897-3276

BART Station:

Hayward

Walk Time:

Two minutes

The Hayward Farmers Market is open year-round, rain or shine, every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Photo courtesy of Agricultural Institute of Marin.

Summer is almost here — and the year-round farmers markets are gearing up to provide local, organic summer produce for the Bay Area.

Downtown Hayward has a market on Watkins Street, stretching from B Street to C Street, directly across from the Hayward BART Station, past city hall. Every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm, over 35 farmers, food purveyors, and artisans sell locally grown and organic produce, local seafood, pastured eggs, cheese, nuts, honey, breads and baked goods, plants and fresh-cut flowers, pre-packed and hot foods, artisanal crafts and jewelry.

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A variety of local organic produce. Photo courtesy of Raquel Crites.
 

The market has a community feel, with music and chairs for people to eat and hang out.

Whether you are exploring the market with the kiddos in tow, or looking to grocery shop for the next week, you'll be sure to find some outstanding offerings at the Hayward Farmers Market.

White nectarines, which are milder in flavor, the sweet yellow peaches from this market are a solid purchase and a healthy snack. Photo courtesy of Raquel Crites.
 

Helpful tip: A farmer at Rojas Family Farms’ says if the center of the fruit is dark, they are ripe, sweet and ready to eat.  

A long-time staple of the market, Joe’s Honey stand sells local raw honey. Joe's hives are in San Leandro and Hayward, so you know you will be getting quality products from Bay Area bees. Joe’s honeycombs are a sweet treat the kids will surely love.

Joe has been selling his honey since 2008. Photo courtesy of Joe's Honey.
 

Next time you are in the East Bay, consider buying this week’s produce in a friendly downtown marketplace at the Hayward Farmers Market.

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