I like my vegetables to be organic and farm fresh, and South Bay has quite a variety of where to get great organic, farm fresh veggies. The larger chains such as Whole Foods, Sprouts Natural Foods, and World Market always have the largest selections, but I personally like locally grown vegetables, and South Bay offers Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association, a non-profit mutual benefit corporation and Capay Valley Farm Shop, a collaboration of farms and ranches in the Capay Valley bringing you fresh local goodness.
The Urban Village operates both year round and seasonal markets with locations in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Campbell. The Sunnyvale “Urban Village” meets on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm at Caltrain Station on 121 W. Evelyn Ave and is sponsored by the City of Sunnyvale, and on Sundays 9am – 1pm in Palo Alto on California at El Camino, sponsored by CAADA (California Avenue Area Development Association). They also have a location in Campbell that meets Sundays at 9am – 1pm. For a complete list of locations and timings, check their website at urbanvillageonline.com I’ve been buying most of my greens and fruits from this location and found it convenient.
Capay Valley Farm Shop meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:30 pm in downtown Palo Alto at Lytton Plaza on University at Emerson on Stanford Campus. Check their website for their weekly pick at capayvalleyfarmshop.com. I’ve enjoyed their locally grown strawberries here, though this is smaller than the other farmer’s markets.
Country Farm Produce on Wolfe also has a very good selection at the best prices, and the quality here has been the best as compared to the larger chains. The tomatoes and other vegetables here have been tastier than the other stores. If you’re like me, and want the best, freshest, locally grown veggies, check out one of the above farmer’s markets for the best deals.