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Downtown Palo Alto Farmer's Market

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Address: Gilman St and Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
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My go-to place for flowers Saturday mornings (thru Dec. 18 this year)

I have purchased flowers from five different vendors at this market. Now we're into mums, but earlier in the season, I've enjoyed sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, baby's breath... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have purchased flowers from five different vendors at this market. Now we're into mums, but earlier in the season, I've enjoyed sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, baby's breath, hydrangeas, and many that I cannot name. Full Belly Farms sells dried flower wreaths that are spectacular. This market also boasts a specialty mushroom vendor, should you want to expand your gourmet/cooking repertoire.... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun farmer's market. A bit on the small side but it has a good variety of produce and food vendors. The live music is a plus as well. It starts in the spring and ends a bit after Thanksgiving so the vegetables are certainly seasonal. It's on Saturday morning so it's a good opportunity to run into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to know that there is such a place to buy fresh and authentic food ! You ll Also find crêpes for your kids !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The vendors have been coming to this location for year, if not decades. The market has a decidedly community feel and offers a variety of greens, fruits, vegetables, and sundries such as very local honey. Sometimes there's music. I love bringing my son here to experience shopping for food at its best!

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went several times and enjoyed it a lot. The produce were fresh, and breakfast and lunch food were excellent, but not cheap. It is a good thing for family to do together. Street parking was not bad.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Saturdays downtown Palo Alto are fun and yummy at the farmers market. Fresh fruit and veggies, flowers, nuts, baked goods--breads and cookies, chocolates, and even amazing Mexican fresh made food to eat while shopping.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Palo Alto Farmer's markets, this one as well as the one on California Avenue, have the unappealing tendancy to underdress, preferring faded tents in every color of the rainbow to the crisp look of all white tents, and preferring servicable but uninspiring plastic crates instead of something more visually appealing. Frankly, it makes it seem as if the vendors just... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

parking is a problem and the space is really too small for the number of vendors. I would recommend the farmers market on sunday on California avenue..more choices and more room and parking.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Nothing like an intimate Farner's Market to cheer one up and make Saturday start well. The market is run well and cheerfully and is longstanding. Vendors are steady, friendly, and organized. The customers are a little league of natiions. A delight for residents and visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Went there on a Sunday morning, ate some delicious roasted chicken and tasted a lot of strawberries on our way. There are lots of fresh produce for you to buy and cook at home, wish to come back someday~

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