Forget the grocery store. Visit one of our local Silicon Valley farmers markets instead for the freshest in meat and produce. Go green and support your local farmer.Sprouts.  Trader Joe's.  Whole Foods.  These chain grocery stores offer a great selection of meat, produce and other organic items for your everyday life.  However, there is nothing quite as satisfying as buying directly from the grower.  Silicon Valley farmers markets bring farm fresh ingredients to your family's dining room.  When you buy from a local farmer, you help them support their family while keeping money in our local economy.  That's because what they earn gets put right back into their business and other local businesses when they, in turn, buy goods and services.  Besides, Mother Earth will be grateful you haven't used fossil fuels to haul in these goods from other parts of the country.  It's a win-win for everyone.

Where You'll Find Silicon Valley Farmers Markets

CAMPBELL

Where: E Campbell & N 1st St
When: Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (510) 745-7100

CUPERTINO

Where: 10123 N Wolfe Rd
When: Wednesdays & Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (800) 949-3276

Where: Cupertino Oaks Shopping Center (21275 Stevens Creek Blvd)
When: Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (650) 290-3549

LOS ALTOS

Where: 2nd St
When: Thursdays 4pm to 8pm
Contact: (925) 465-4690

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Where: Mountain View Caltrain (600 W Evelyn Ave)
When: Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (800) 806-3276

PALO ALTO

Where: 555 Bryant St #382
When: Saturdays 8am to 12pm
Contact: (650) 328-2827

Where: California & Ash
When: Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (510) 745-7180

SAN JOSE

Where: Blossom Hill (Junction of Santa Teresa Blvd & Hwy 85/87)
When: Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (925) 465-4690

Where: 4055 Evergreen Village
When: Wednesdays & Sundays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (925) 825-9090

Where: Berryessa (1376 Piedmont Rd)
When: Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (925) 825-9090

SANTA CLARA

Where: 950 Jackson St (Corner of Jackson & Homestead)
When: Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (510) 745-7100

SARATOGA

Where: West Valley College (14000 Fruitvale Ave Parking Lot 3)
When: Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (800) 806-3276

SUNNYVALE

Where: Murphy Ave & Washington
When: Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Contact: (510) 745-7100

As you can see, no matter where you are in the Silicon Valley, there is sure to be a market available to you.  Do you have a favorite Silicon Valley farmers market you patronize every week?  Is it listed above?  If not, please let me know where it is located and what you like most about it in the comments below.  Let's keep these guys in business!

Tom Stynes, StynesGroup Real Estate Services, your source for Silicon Valley real estate