Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. Our new Friday market has been temporarily closed due to California's extreme drought. We opened in 1981 with a mission to bring high-quality and affordable produce from small local farms to the heart of San Francisco's low-income city center, as well as to support and sustain California's small family farms.
We are an independent non-profit that is operated by its member farmers with a mission to bring healthy food and nutrition education outreach to a fresh food desert that lacks a grocery store. To keep stall fees low so prices stay affordable for our low-income community, our small staff team operates on a shoestring budget and we are fondly known as "The People's Market" for our diversity and grassroots, family-like cooperative structure. Since the market's first day 1981, our farmers have been committed to helping to create a healthy Heart of the City.