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25 Swanton Road Davenport, CA 95017 (831) 469-8804 swantonberryfarm.com Description In 1983, on a dream and a prayer (and a beat-up tractor), Jim Cochran and Mark Matze rented four acres of land and planted them with strawberries. The goal…

610 & 644 First Street Napa, CA 94559 (707) 226-6529 oxbowpublicmarket.com Description If you said that this unassuming (and incredible) place is something like Napa’s answer to the Ferry Building, you wouldn’t be far off. Steve Carlin, founder of Oxbow,…

Antiques Faire 2900 Navy Way Alameda, Ca 94501 alamedapointantiquesfaire.com Description On the first Sunday of each month, the stark runways of the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station come alive with more than 800 booths selling fantastic vintage treasures….

Update: Pop Up General Store is no longer operating. 4629 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Oakland, CA 94609 popupgrocerystore.com popupgeneralstore@gmail.com Description Question: What’s magically delicious, obsession-inducingly fleeting, and the foodie version of the flash mob? Answer: Oakland’s Pop-Up General…

1709 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 (510) 525-9626 thexocolatebar.com Description From hot chocolate to edible art to a variety of jewelry and collectibles, this chocolate shop is extra sweet. The chocolate is made from organic ingredients and comes in…

983 Moraga Road Lafayette, CA 94549 (925) 283-2207 chowfoodbar.com Description Located in the pretty shopping center, La Fiesta Square, this independent health food market is one of the last of its kind. And it’s got a wide array of…

Star Grocery 3068 Claremont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 652-2490 Description Star Grocery is a to-die-for deli meets extravagant local produce selection (plus all the usual grocery store suspects). This tiny little market is unassuming and easy to miss,…

5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 510-250-6000 rockridgemarkethall.com Description The butcher, the baker… There’s no candlestick maker at this gorgeous European-style market, but they do have a flower shop and a fish shop. That’s to say nothing of the…