Farmers Market Treats for Valentine's Day

January 29, 2024

This Valentine’s Day, indulge your loved ones and yourself with locally grown flowers and handcrafted treats from Foodwise’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Give back and spread the love of your local food community with these farm-fresh and handcrafted gifts.

At the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, satisfy that sweet tooth with hand-decorated Valentine’s shortbread cookies, red velvet heart cakes, and other treats from Batter Bakery (see the menu here); made-with-love pies from Delightful Foods and Three Babes Bakeshop; exquisite cheesecakes from Crumble & Whisk, and delectable pastries from Downtown Bakery, Frog Hollow Farm, Maison Nico, and Saltwater BakeshopFerry Plaza, Saturdays.

tulips in varying colors including pink, purple, orange, and red

Roses are red…but out of season, and often not grown locally and sustainably. Instead, choose beautiful freshly cut tulips, ranunculi, anemones, flowering branches, and other local, seasonal, and sustainably grown flowers from Cypress Flower FarmDevoto Gardens, Four Sisters Farm, Lonely Mountain Farm, and McGinnis Ranch at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Find out why locally grown flowers are a cut above the restFerry Plaza, Saturdays.

For ethically made chocolates, head to Bisou Chocolate. This East Bay-based chocolate maker coaxes intriguing flavors from high-quality cocoa beans to make flavorful bars, truffles, and more, while paying a high premium to cocoa farmers. Ferry Plaza, Saturdays. On Saturday, February 10, stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a chocolate talk and tasting with Bisou co-founder Eli Curtis.

Honey for your honey? Show some love for local bees and beekeepers, too, by visiting from Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey and City BeesFerry Plaza, Saturdays.

Pamper them with lavender sachets, massage balms, scrubs, and others lovingly made bath products from Eatwell FarmFerry Plaza, Saturdays.

At the Ferry Plaza, slurp some fresh Hog Island oysters. Add a dash of hot sauce from Tierra Vegetables for that added spice. Ferry Plaza, Saturdays.

And for breakfast in bed, pick up freshly squeezed orange juice and pasture-raised eggs from our local farmers. Check out our recipe archives for farm-fresh brunch ideas.

And don’t forget: the farmers market is for lovers! So put yourself in the mood with these sweet tales of farmers market romance!

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