Farmers markets, you love 'em, and Oakland has plenty of 'em. We are all about fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers' markets, but you gotta experience an Oakland farmers market. Check out the farmers' markets that Oakland has to offer 6 days out of the week. 

Friday in Old Oakland

The atmosphere on the streets of Oakland on Friday afternoons is kind of like a party. Of course, you have your usual farmer's market suspects like fresh fruits, vegetables, local food, and local artisans' goods, but Fridays in Old Oakland also have live music! Cultures collide at this farmers market with not only its fresh produce but also with its food selections like Cholita Linda, Roli Roti Chicken Rotisserie, dim sum, and so much more. The options are kind of endless. (8 am - 2 pm)

Also on Friday:

Uptown Oakland Farmers Market at 1 Kaiser Plaza 10 am- 2 pm | Kaiser Hospital 3600 Broadway

The Friday’s farmers market in Old Oakland is one of the best in the whole city, and the variety is not only represented in the food and fresh produce, but also in the color and flare of local characters who shop there.

Saturday in Grand Lake

The farmers market at Lake Merritt/Grand Lake is a local favorite. The big reason is that, well, it's pretty big. It's also ideally located near Oakland's Lake Merritt at Splash Pad Park. This farmers market is home to over 40 local farmers, 30 specialty food purveyors, and a handful of local artisans selling everything from homemade soaps to fresh bread. (9 am - 2 pm)

Also on Saturday:

Phat Beets at 5717 Market Street 10 am- 3 pm | North Oakland

Farmer's Markets in Temescal and Jack London Square are markets for foodies of all ages, from infants to millennials.

Sunday in Temescal & Jack London Square

This farmers' markets physical location, on the border of Temescal and Rockridge in the parking lot of a local DMV, is not nearly as important as its metaphysical location: on the corner of Emerging Food Neighborhood between Strollerville and Hipsterville. This is the market for foodies of all ages, from infants to millennials to mothers and real 60s-era hippies. (9 am 1 pm.) 

Although smaller than the Temescal's market, the scenery at Jack London Squares Sunday market can't be beaten. It opens at 9 am, and at 9:30 am a yoga session starts--a free one-hour class. But bring a mat or towel. They also have live music and local vendors along with delicious fresh produce and food into the afternoon. And you can enjoy all of this, right by the water. (9 am- 2 pm)

Also on Sunday:

Fruitvale Village 34th Avenue & E. 12th Street 10 am- 3 pm | Montclair Village La Salle Avenue & Moraga Avenue 9 am- 1 pm

During the Week

TUESDAY Fruitvale Village 34th Avenue & E. 12th Street 11 am- 7 pm | North Oakland Children's Hospital 52nd Street & Martin Luther King 2 pm- 7 pm 

WEDNESDAY Saint Martin de Porres Community Produce Stand 675 41st Street September to June 2 pm-5:30 pm | Urban Gardens 5707 Dover Street 3 pm -6 pm 

THURSDAY Fruitvale Village 34th Avenue & E. 12th Street 11 am-7 pm