I just got on the bus near the Castro Farmer’s Market and was surprised to see that it is still bustling with people. I thought, now that it was fall, that shoppers would go home around 6 PM when it was dark. However, Daylight Savings Time changes had not deterred Castro’s Farmers’ Market patrons.
I always forget that this corner is always bustling throughout the night. You can catch a bus ride around the corner and go pretty much anywhere in the city from that area. That means it is popular and where all the goodies are. Castro’s Famers’ Market seems to be complying with the nightlife factor of the street corner where it resides.
The Farmers’ Market was still going strong at 6:30PM when I boarded the bus. It turns out, even in the fall and winter, their hours are going to be 3PM to 7PM. This started November 2nd and will continue to December 22nd 2010. This is a change from their previous 4 PM to 8 PM hours.
Honestly, I have disabilities and being out at night always causes me problems. However, the Farmers’ Market was so well lit and slow paced that knew I would not have a problem being there with my service dog. People shopping there are also extraordinarily courteous. So go get some Scream Sorbet and stay out all night this fall!
For more updates about the Castro Famers’ Market and weather updates (they are open rain or shine… but you never know…), visit their website.