Just got these pics by She-Rene, who I ran into outside at the SF Underground Market a couple weeks ago. I confess I never made it inside where the market was being held. I showed up to this discreet warehouse, on a side street in the SOMA district, and the line literally snaked down the street and into a neighboring lot. CRAZY!
As I crouched down and tried to sneak a peak into the jam-packed market (all I saw were a sea of sneakers and ballet flats), an onlooker told me that they had already let in hundreds of people in the first couple of hours! I guess throughout the night they had 1,200 visitors. So awesome for them.
The SF Underground Market brings together a slew of vendors, local farmers, purveyors and even novice cooks who sell anything from jam, honey and home-brewed kombucha, to salumi straight from Italy. One stand selling pork buns ran out of buns, says She-Rene! Sad.
The market is a members-only collective, which you can sign up for here, for free. It was founded by ForageSF, and this marked the third event. They've become extremely well-supported by the community and press, and the market venue keep getting bigger and bigger to accommodate the crowds.
From She-Rene's pics, looks like it was a ton of boisterous fun, and super successful. Congrats, ForageSF! I will make sure to get there very EARLY for the next one.
All photos by She-Rene, aka themarmaladesky. Find more SF Underground Market photos on her Flickr page.