Have You Been to the Orinda Farmers’ Market?

Orinda Farmers’ Market now (left) and at the 1997 opening day parade (right).


Watch for the East Bay Bakery’s Pistachio, Chocolate, and Candied Orange Peel Brioche Loaf, a likely Orinda market highlight during the upcoming holiday season. (Photo courtesy of East Bay Bakery)

On the occasion of this market’s 25th anniversary, come see how this beautiful park-like setting adds to the market’s value as a community gathering place. Stroll through and meet its close-knit community of vendors who work to bring you hyper-fresh food. When farmers can sell directly to consumers, it helps strengthen our local food system.

The Orinda Farmers’ Market is proud to be part of Contra Costa Certified Farmers Markets Inc., which is the longest running market association in Contra Costa County.

“The farmers’ market movement in the East Bay began in 1982 and the Orinda market opened its proverbial doors on July 26, 1997,” says Barbara Kobsar, Edible East Bay’s What’s in Season writer, who is proud to be a vendor at the Orinda market with her Cottage Kitchen jams made from fruit grown by her fellow vendors.

“The premise of connecting food producers and consumers remains the same as the Orinda market continues to expand and improve with each season,” she adds. “Roam the market to explore all the fresh in-season produce and specialty foods while you chat with the vendors.”

A real highlight of this market is its beautiful, relaxed setting with an adjacent local community park where you can meet family and friends while you enjoy your fresh morning coffee or smoothie, crepe, or pastry.

There’s also plenty of easy parking!

Want more information? Visit cccfm.org, facebook.com/OrindaFarmersMarket or Instagram at OrindaFarmersMarket, or place a call to 925.322.6228.