With Thanksgiving just days away, many people are planning just what exactly will be on the dinner table this Thursday. But vendors at Bay Area farmers markets have been getting ready for this week for months.
Now all that preparation is paying off.
This Sunday, the San Rafael Civic Center Market saw thousands of shoppers looking for Thanksgiving staples such as beans, potatoes and carrots.
Agricultural Institute of Marin puts on this market, which regularly sees more than 10,000 people every Sunday. It's the organizations largest market with more than 200 local vendors, according to CEO Bridgitte Moran.
“We’re trying to get the word out to make this a locally-sourced holiday,” Moran said. “Our vendors are small family farmers, and we need to support them.”