Farmers and Mongers in Oakland
No matter where you live in Oakland, or where you're staying when you visit, you can find a farmers' market nearby: on Fridays in Old Oakland, East Oakland, and at Kaiser Hospital; on Saturdays in Grand Lake (near Lake Merritt); and on Sundays in Jack London
Square, Fruitvale, Temescal, and Montclair. Other smaller scenes pop up, too. Pictured here at the Montclair Farmers' Market in the Oakland hills, cheesemonger and wine merchant Jeff Diamond, proprietor of the nearly Farmstead Cheeses and Wines, proffers samples of smoked gouda to shoppers and passersby.