Top 3 Downtown Oakland Farmers Markets

When you’re visiting downtown Oakland or find yourself near Lake Merritt, check shopping off your to-do list at a local farmers market. Enjoy some retail therapy at one of the many fun, fabulous outdoor shopping markets to be found on foot or along local bus routes.

Old Oakland Farmers Market

The atmosphere on the streets of Oakland on Friday afternoons is kind of like a party. Of course, you have your usual farmer’s markets 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.

Grand Lake Farmers Market

This market is hosted at the Oakland Splash Pad Park, so feel free to bring your little ones to play and cool down in the park. Shoppers can pre-purchase produce boxes from this market, which hosts over 100 vendors and family-friendly features. Stop by to enjoy live entertainment and a bounce house for the kids.

Jack London Square Farmers Market

At the Jack London Square Market, you’ll find more than 20 vendors serving up specialty honey, fresh-picked blooms, and canine-friendly baked goods for your four-legged friends. This downtown Oakland market features local produce and handmade goods, along with food carts where you can enjoy homemade tamales, pastries, and fresh ground coffee.

Temescal Farmers Market

Head north to the Temescal Farmer’s Market, home to 21 or more seasonal and year-round certified organic vendors. Don’t miss the stalls selling live plants and hot treats. This downtown Oakland shopping hub boasts knife-sharpening services on special market days. In addition to numerous bakeries, you can also find vendors selling packaged foods, including pickles and pot pies.

Residents of Alexan Webster apartments can enjoy all of the adventures in downtown Oakland or near Lake Merritt, with specialty and vintage shopping and exclusive dining venues all close by. Contact the friendly leasing team today to learn about current new renter special offers and discounts.

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