I contacted Mother Nature and asked her to please send nice weather because my friend would be in town this weekend. She didn’t. It was cold and rainy all weekend. So, I had to be creative and find fun indoor things to do.
On Saturday, we went to the Ferry Building for the farmer’s market (1 Ferry Building, yes that’s the address. www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com). The Ferry Building is an old historic building that has been converted into a farmer’s market. Home to an incredible collection of artisan food vendors, eclectic garden shops, and homemade wares, the farmer’s market attracts foodies from all over the Bay Area.
There was a fancy cheese stand that gave free samples of their finest cheddars, a man and a woman selling honey, live crabs, pot stickers, etc (list of merchants). We walked around for hours eating free samples! Then we spent another hour in Sur la Table playing with all the fancy cooking gadgets. Then we ate grilled cheese sandwiches made by Cow Girl Creamery. It was a perfect afternoon! And the whole market is indoors so you can enjoy yourself despite the rain!
If you go to the Ferry Building, you should probably ride the bus. There are no parking spots! The building is on the Embarcadero right on the bay. So you get a beautiful view while you shop. If you are into fancy schmancy food, or even if you’re not, you should check out the farmer’s market inside the Ferry Building!