By Matt Wilson, @WilsonSTComms

Hot weather came and scorched the Bay Area this weekend, which to me is a clear sign that summer is coming soon. There’s great debate about which season is our personal favorites here among some of us on the communications team, though really are there truly any *real* seasons in the Bay Area? My friends from Wisconsin and Canada have a good chuckle when I talk about my love of Bay Area “winters.”

One thing we can agree on is that sunnier weather has us itching to head to our local farmers’ markets to catch some rays, hear some live music and pick up locally grown produce. This discussion got us thinking: how many of these local markets are easily accessible via Caltrain and SamTrans? We did a little research and found that many, many, many are!

Belmont Farmers’ Market

Location: Caltrain Parking Lot at El Camino Real and O’Neill Street

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Belmont Station, SamTrans routes 397, 398, ECR

Brisbane Farmers’ Market

Location: Community Park, 11 Old County Road

When: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Public Transit: SamTrans routes 292, 397

Burlingame Fresh Market

Location: Park Road starting at Burlingame Avenue

When: Sundays from the third week of January through the Sunday before Christmas, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and every Thursday from May through October from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Burlingame Station

California Avenue Farmers’ Market in Palo Alto

Location: California Avenue at El Camino Real

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to California Avenue Station

Daly City Farmers’ Market

Location: Serramonte Mall (behind Macy’s), 133 Serramonte Center

When: Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Public Transit: SamTrans routes 121, 122, 130

Farmers Market at Bay Meadows

Location: 3O6O S. Delware St. in San Mateo.

When: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through October

Public Transit: Caltrain to Hillsdale Station

Foster City Farmers Market

Location: 1010 Metro Center Blvd.

When: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Transit: SamTrans routes 54, 251, 256

Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market

Location: Shoreline Station, 225 Cabrillo Highway S

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through December 21

Public Transit: SamTrans route 17

Menlo Park Farmers Market

Location: Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz and Menlo avenues, in downtown Menlo Park.

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Menlo Park Station, SamTrans route ECR

Mountain View Farmers Market

Location: Downtown Mountain View Caltrain Station Parking Lot, 600 West Evelyn Ave.

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Mountain View Station, VTA light rail to Mountain View Transit Center

Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market

Location: Rockaway Beach, Old County Road

When: Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Public Transit: SamTrans routes 110, 112, 118

Palo Alto Farmers’ Market – Downtown

Location: Gilman Street and Hamilton Avenue

When: Saturdays May 12-Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to noon

Public Transit: Caltrain to Palo Alto Station, SamTrans route ECR

Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market

Location: 500 Arguello St.

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, April through November

Public Transit : Caltrain to Redwood City Transit Center, SamTrans routes 296, 397, 398, ECR

San Carlos Farmers; Market

Location: 700 block of Laurel Street

When: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to San Carlos Station, SamTrans route ECR

San Mateo – Farmers Market at Bay Meadows

Location: 3060 S. Delaware St.

When: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Hayward Park, SamTrans route 292

Sunnyvale Farmers ‘Market

Location: Murphy and Washington avenues

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Transit: Caltrain to Sunnyvale Station

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