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Finding fresh food: Farmers’ markets on or near campus
Are you looking for an easy way to add fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to your diet? The Stanford community has many year-round options for fresh, local produce:
Stanford Farmers’ Market at Tressider: Tuesdays (all year) from 10 a.m. to 2. p.m., at the Tresidder Memorial Union patio. The market sells eggs, honey, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as prepared foods like hummus and jam and cookies, pretzels, kettle corn and beef jerky. Artists offer purses, jewelry, paintings and handmade cards.
Palo Alto California Avenue Farmers’ Market: Sundays, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at California Avenue and El Camino Real.
Mountain View Farmers’ Market: Sundays, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 W. Evelyn Ave. (except on 49er Home Game Sundays, when the location is Bryant and California).
Menlo Park Farmers’ Market: Sundays, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz Ave. & Menlo Ave.
Redwood City Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, April through November, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 500 Arguello Street.
Canada College Farmers’ Market: Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Canada College (Lot 7), 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
San Carlos Farmers’ Market: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 700 Block of Laurel Street.
San Mateo Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the College of San Mateo.
Don’t have the time to make a trip to the market? Consider bringing the market to your home by signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership. You pay a subscription fee, and each week a box of various fruits and vegetables are delivered to you. It’s a fun way to try new, seasonal vegetables while supporting local farmers.