Flea & Farmers’ Markets in Berkeley and the Bay Area

During the semester I have taken you on a journey across the globe, from traffic jams in central London to the most contaminated site in the world and back to one of our greenest cities. Since the semester is now coming to an end, I decided to focus on something closer to home, in Berkeley and the Bay Area to be precise!

Do you need something but don’t necessarily want to go and buy it completely new in the store? Maybe you lack the social stimulation that talking to a farmer represents rather than just packing your groceries at the supermarket? In that case, visiting flea- & farmers’ markets are the perfect thing for you! Buying things second hand will reduce your carbon footprint, and visiting a farmers’ market will allow you to actually meet the people that put the food on your plate.

Flea Markets
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Berkeley Flea Market
In the Bay area there are a number of flea markets and a quite big one can be found not far away from the UC campus. A three minute BART ride from the Downtown Berkeley BART or just a couple of minutes on the F-bus and you’re by the Ashby BART station where the Berkeley Flea market takes place on Saturdays and Sundays! For more information check out: http://berkeleyfleamarket.com/

Alemany Flea
Another Flea Market you could check out is Alemany Flea Market, at 100 Alemany Blvd., SF.
6Am to 3pm. For more info; http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/

More markets
For more Flea markets, check out: http://sf.funcheap.com/city-guide/guide-bay-area-flea-markets/

Farmers’ Markets
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Berkeley Farmers’ Market – Thursdays (All Organic)
Shattuck Avenue at Rose Street – http://visitberkeley.com/what-to-do/farmers-markets

Berkeley Farmers’ Market – Saturdays
Center Street – http://visitberkeley.com/what-to-do/farmers-markets

Berkeley Farmers’s Market – Tuesdays
63rd and Adeline Street – http://visitberkeley.com/what-to-do/farmers-markets

 

Enjoy!

Christofer Ahlgren

Christofer is an exchange student from Sweden, currently studying at Berkeley during the final year of his Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. Blogging topics will range from how to make your life a little bit more Green, to structural environmental solutions affecting entire cities, from Berkeley to the other side of the world and back.

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