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Downtown Palo Alto Farmer’s Market has a charm of its own. With bustling stands of vegetable vendors, meat sellers as well as food stalls and food trucks lined around the Gilman Street this is a place for meeting friends, stocking up groceries and strolling under the bright sun. Founded in 1981, this market is an important part of the city. Over 50 farmers from the neighboring cities bring their produce here for sale and the market has been a source of livelihood for all of them. From flowers, fruits, fresh herbs, dried fruits, nuts or honey you can shop to your hearts content. If you are hungry after a long shopping haul take a break and enjoy homemade crepes, pastries, pancakes and more at the food stalls.
If designer and couture brands are your dream, but you don't have the kind of resources to be buying a Chanel every other day, then some rummaging around at this store might help. Fillmore & 5th is a designer consignment store, with the main outlet in San Francisco and another in Palo Alto. You are bound to find a great collection of garments, as well as accessories and shoes at this store, with most of them being available at very good rates. See it to believe it.
At the California Avenue Farmers’ Market one is bound to find stalls and shops selling fresh produce as well as organic grocery supplies. This is a great beginning for your Sunday. Start by sampling the organic produce and then go on and buy what you liked. Make sure to skip brunch before you head here, as later you can eat at the food stalls selling everything from baked goods like delicious muffins, pastries and cakes to crepes, chicken, pan cakes and more. The Small Bees is worth a visit because here you will find some of the best organic honey as well as Beeswax Hand Cream, Beeswax Lip Balm, Honey and Goats Milk Soap, Beeswax Candles. After your done, you can sit under the shade of the trees and listen to the street musicians play.