OTHER MARKET VENDORS
Blue Heron Farms
Organic vegetables and flowers
Organic raw sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and kombucha
Three Twins Ice Cream
Seasonal organic ice cream
Brown rice, almonds and almond butter
Billy Bob Orchards
Frog Hollow Farm
Organic stone fruit, jams and dried fruit
Bariani Olive Oil
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soap and lotion
Blue Bottle Coffee
Fresh coffee and beans
Saturday, 10AM - 3PM
Location & Hours
10AM - 3PM
This market is everything that is great about Berkeley: unique, eclectic, local, and progressive. Since 1992, the Berkeley Ecology Center has been organizing this market to bring the finest quality produce direct to the people. With a great location, a wide variety of customers and musicians, practical resources to help you shop, and amazing farms, it is a weekly event which should not be missed.
Bike, BART, walk, or drive to the convenient downtown location. While there, take a rest in the Civic Center park - lying in the grass, you may even forget that you're just two blocks away from the downtown hustle and bustle. Nestled between UC Berkeley, Berkeley High School, and the tall buildings of Shattuck Avenue, this market attracts all kinds of people: both young and old, and no shortage of vibrant personalities.
But, what would a market be without the farms? The vendors make this market really special. For a sweet tooth, you will find some gourmet (and low glycemic) Cacao confections, or muffins and pastries from the bakeries, or raw food cones that taste better than candy. Cultured makes what may be the best Kombucha on the planet (and crazy good sauerkraut). If you're a meat eater, you can start your visit with oysters on the half shell at Hog Island, then check out Fifth Quarter Carcutterie for some gourmet sausages and meats, and then head to Highland Hills or River Dog for amazingly high quality pastured meat including boar and goat. Speaking of River Dog, have you heard about their eggs? With such a reputation, you have to come early and be ready for a line. In addition, you may find some herbal medicine, crafts, yogurt, wine, cheese, and other surprises.
The Ecology Center spares nothing to make this market great. With a goal of being waste-free, all disposable items given out by vendors are compostable. Please bring your own bags to support the ecological intention (and to keep your veggies most fresh.) Also, for a small fee, the center will charge your credit card for wooden tokens which are accepted at every stand. This can be a great help if you forget your cash. They also sell a number of eco-friendly goods worth checking out.