The local farmer's market can be found in most city's now and getting more popular as people are taking the time to learn and appreciate how and where their food comes from. Its almost like being a rebel against the big supermarkets with mass produced foods from the other side of the world. We are lucky here in the bay area to have a market somewhere everyday of the week, with the big one in Marin County on Sunday. You will find everyone from Marin county foodies, local chefs and lot of families, its a year round, rain or shine operation. Besides vegetables, seafood and meat, there are also local food stands selling Indian, Mexican and organic cooked foods. I have been coming here for the last 12 years and I love it, nothing like buying from the farmer who grew the food and picked it that morning and it goes into my saute pan that night!