Holiday Craft and Food Markets for All Your Gifting Needs


New Taste Marketplace at St. Gregory’s. Photo from Facebook.

It’s December, and yes, the holidays are coming, which means there’s no better way to support local artists and food producers than buying some of your gifts at a local fair or market. Here are a few with a food angle to check out.

Be sure to stop by the holiday extravaganza from ~NEW TASTE MARKETPLACE~ on Saturday December 7th. From 11am-5pm, locally made food products will fill St. Gregory’s Church in Potrero Hill. Look for rillettes from Wooden Spoons, actual wooden spoons from Lydali, and soulful sauces from Keena’s Kitchen. You’ll also find beer from Almanac Beer Co. and wine from Periscope Cellars, food (to eat there), and live music. Proceeds from the event benefit The Food Pantry. 500 De Haro St. at Mariposa.

Check out the Holiday Food Fare at ~FIREHOUSE 8~ on Sunday December 8th from 10am-3pm. Savage Flour, Common Fare, and ToliverWorks are just a few of the vendors who will be slinging their foodstuffs, along with coffee from Contraband, wine, and beer. 1648 Pacific Ave. at Polk, 415-890-4800.

KPFA Radio is hosting the 43rd Annual ~KPFA CRAFTS FAIR~ on Saturday and Sunday December 14th and 15th from 10am-6pm at the Concourse Exhibition Center in SoMa. In addition to work from local artists, including jewelry, photography, and furniture, they’ve added the “Edible Tastings” section to the event. You’ll find local purveyors with lots of free samples and goods available for purchase, including items from Happy Girl Kitchen Co., Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey, and Bitchin’ Baklava. Because this is the last year the fair will be held at the concourse, there’s a two-for-one offer on all ticket sales: $10 a ticket. And every ticket gets a guest, which works out to $5 per person. Oh, and proceeds benefit KPFA too. Children under 17 and seniors over 65 get in free. 635 8th St. at Brannan.