By the numbers
On any day of the week, except Monday, you’ll find a farmers market operating somewhere in the East Bay. Markets from Livermore to Lafayette don’t just support small farmers—they boost local economies, provide gathering spots, and encourage healthier eating habits.
Number of certified farmers markets in California in 1977
Number of certified farmers markets in California today
Peak number of people who patronize the 39 farmers markets in the East Bay each week
Percentage of the 75 regular vendors at the Danville Farmers Market that sell specialty fare, such as meat, soap, barbecue sauce, and organic Tibetan food, rather than produce
Average number of dollars spent per customer per visit to a farmers market in California
Millions of dollars generated annually by California farmers markets
For a complete list of East Bay farmers markets, visit www.cafarmersmarkets.com.