Activities

Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market

Market Schedule

Day Time Season
Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM May 1, 2010 to November 20, 2010

Market Location

On Crescent Drive in front of the Century 16 Theatre in downtown Pleasant Hill Get directions...

About the Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market

The Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market has joined the PCFMA family of markets. Join us every Saturday throughout the year for the season's freshest produce from your favorite farmers. Throughout the season you'll also find many new producers and products as well as fun special events to make your farmers' market better than ever!

Weather Forecast

The farmers' market is open rain or shine, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. Click here for today's weather forecast for the farmers' market.

Cooking Demonstrations on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Cookin' the Market at the Castro Farmers' Market! (5:30 & 6:30) in the Castro Farmers' Market
Learn how to cook with this season's best produce at the Castro farmers' market! (5:30 & 6:30pm) Cooking Demonstrations on Friday, May 28, 2010

Cookin' the Market at the Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market! in the San Jose Downtown Farmers' Market
Join our chefs in Downtown San Jose as they give away tastings of their market-fresh creation all day!

Farm Tours

Want to know where your food comes from? Curious about what it takes to get your favorite fruits and vegetables to market? Interested in seeing some of our state's most beautiful and verdant agricultural areas? Then join a Farm Tour!

Several times a year PCFMA, in partnership with Fresh Approach , organizes tours of local farms for farmers' market shoppers. Each tour includes visits to two to four farms as well as lunch, prepared by PCFMA's Cookin' the Market chefs using fresh produce from the farms visited that day. Check out the links to upcoming tours and the pictures from past tours to learn more!

Watsonville Farm Tour - July 19, 2009

This tour visited three beautiful local farms around Watsonville. Starting with Rodriguez Ranch's strawberry fields, the tour continued to Nuñez's organic vegetable farm. Our farmers' market chefs were waiting there for us with a spectacular lunch using just-picked local produce. After filling our bellies, we continued on to a peach and nectarine orchard for a sweet dessert before heading back to San Jose.

Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Farm Tour - August 16, 2009

We traveled together to farms in Pescadero and Half Moon Bay. Stopping first at Iacopi Farms to see what's in season, we continued to Fifth Crow farms to check out the mobile chicken house and fields of organic strawberries and vegetables. Our farmers' market chefs were on hand there to prepare a delicious seasonal lunch with produce from Fifth Crow and other local farms before we moved on to an inside look at Challenge Orchids' award-winning flowers.

Brentwood by Bike Farm Tour - June 21, 2009

The Brentwood by Bike Farm Tour visited three Brentwood farms including Simoni and Massoni's corn farm, Frog Hollow Farms and Shelly's Garden. In addition, Olivos do Oro joined the group during the lunch for a special presentation of their olive oils. A great group of over 25 riders rode the 15-miles round trip through some of Brentwood's most abundant agricultural lands.

Pleasanton Farm Tour - May 17, 2009

Leaving from Downtown Pleasanton, the tour visited Olivina, a local olive oil producer, and Terra Bella, a family farm growing vegetables on the grounds of an old Hearst family hunting lodge. Our farmers' market chefs prepares lunch for the 30 participants at Terra Bella, using produce from the farm.

Music in the Market

Performers on Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lyndell Reeves in the Alameda Farmers' Market . Amigos Music in the Berryessa Farmers' Market . Big Fat Swing Co. in the Brentwood Farmers' Market . Fontain's Muse in the Clayton Farmers' Market . Cedar & Casini in the Danville Farmers' Market . Melvin Butts Quintet in the Fillmore Farmers' Market . Flutopia in the Pinole Farmers' Market . Nabata in the Pittsburg Farmers' Market . Baja Blue in the Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market . Fred McCarty in the Pleasanton Farmers' Market . Al Fabrizio in the San Lorenzo Farmers' Market . Suzanne Holland in the San Mateo Farmers' Market . Russell C. Turnquist in the South San Francisco Farmers' Market . Eddie Williams in the Union City Farmers' Market . The Season of Us in the Vallejo Farmers' Market .

Performers on Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hirtzon in the Alum Rock Village Farmers' Market . Coyote Slim in the Belmont Farmers' Market . Lyndell Reeves in the Divisadero Farmers' Market . Paulette Renee in the Evergreen Farmers' Market . The Buds in the Inner Sunset Farmers' Market . Bon in the Irvington Farmers' Market . Layce Baker Jr. in the Jack London Square Farmers' Market . K.C. Jiang in the Milpitas Farmers' Market at ICC . Em K in the San Bruno Farmers' Market .

Performers on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Russell C. Turnquist in the 25th Avenue Farmers' Market in San Mateo . Earl J. Rivard in the Alameda Farmers' Market . Ancestral Water in the Concord Farmers' Market . Big Dog in the Kaiser Permanente Union City Farmers' Market . Fred McCarty in the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Farmers' Market .

Performers on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lily Holbrook in the Castro Farmers' Market . Fred McCarty in the Evergreen Farmers' Market . Benjamin F. Glasgow in the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Farmers' Market . Zej in the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers' Market . Em K in the Mission Bay Farmers' Market at UCSF . Big dog in the Upper Haight Farmers' Market . Bon in the VA Palo Alto Farmers' Market .

Performers on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Billy Martini's 70's Tribute in the Concord Farmers' Market . Amber Snider in the Dixon Farmers' Market . Billy Brass Quintet in the Fairfield Farmers' Market . Bon in the Kaiser Permanente Fremont Farmers' Market . Angel the Harpist in the Kaiser Permanente Martinez Farmers' Market . Michael Montoya in the Livermore Farmers' Market . Fontain's Muse in the Martinez Farmers' Market . Cool Jazz in the San Carlos Farmers' Market .

Performers on Friday, May 28, 2010

Angel the Harpist in the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Farmers' Market . Dave Earl in the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Farmers' Market . Big dog in the San Jose Downtown Farmers' Market . Rick Linderme in the Vallco Farmers' Market .

Please be sure to let the performers in the farmers' markets know how much you enjoy their music with a tip or by purchasing a CD to take home.

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Parks and Recreation

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