Sunnyvale Farmers Market
If you happen to be in sunny Sunnyvale on a Saturday, then make sure that you don’t miss the farmers market that is open from 9am to 1pm. The market is known for its friendly vendors who bring with them an array of local produce that some visitors may not immediately recognize.
This includes California favorites such as sugar cane stalks, pineapple guavas, pomelo, and even Asian pears, so if you are on the lookout for something a little different then you will probably find it here. Sunnyvale offers one of the best farmers markets in the bay area at Sunnyvale Farmers Market, located between Washington Avenue and the Sunnyvale CalTrain station. Sunnyvale Farmers Market operates each and every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Lots of vendors are happy to give out free samples so that you can try the produce before you buy, and you will also find other quirky attractions here such as live music. The market hosts a variety of fresih fruits and vegetables, flowers, fresh baked goods, some hot foods, meats and cheeses and preserves. This market is approved to accept Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program (SFMNP) food coupons, Calfresh EBT and participates in Market Match.
Another reason to stop by Sunnyvale Farmers Market is the family-friendly atmosphere. The market is set up like a “T” including historic Murphy Avenue, such that it is easy to navigate, while there is enough space and enough entrances and exits to allow the steady flow of customers proper access. The beautiful tree-lined streets of Sunnyvale Farmers Market make this a Saturday morning destination spot for families of all sizes. It’s possible to spend a few hours browsing, purchasing, and enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the farmers market. Of course, you’ll need to take a few things into consideration when visiting Sunnyvale Farmers Market. First, parking is very difficult in the immediate areas, including the Macy’s parking lot across the street. These parking areas fill up quickly, not only with Sunnyvale Farmers Market visitors, but with shoppers in the adjacent malls and department stores. We would recommend you park at the Target on Mathilda and Iowa Avenues, which is a five to ten minute walk from the farmers market. Also, be advised that the prices at Sunnyvale Farmers Market are higher than those that you would find at an ordinary grocery or department store. This isn’t really a problem as you can find products you wouldn’t find anywhere else and you can be sure that you are supporting the local community over all else.