San Diego has got to have one of the best selection of Farmer’s Markets out there. And for all you farmer’s market newbies, we’re not talking about a couple stands of fresh produce (although there are plenty of those). Here in San Diego, our farmer’s markets are a full blown activity. Some are more elaborate and interactive than others, but they all most certainly provide great entertainment, beautiful, unique arts and crafts, and fresh, delicious food.
So what makes a farmer’s market, well, a farmer’s market? A certified farmers’ market is a location approved by the County Agricultural Commissioner where certified farmers offer for sale only those agricultural products they grow themselves, or products from another certified farmer. To become a certified farmer, one must satisfactorily meet the requirements of an inspection by the Department of Agriculture, thus allowing them to sell his produce at Certified Farmers’ Markets.
So if these products can get pass by personal inspections by the Department of Ag, the stuff has gotta be good. There’s at least one farmer’s market a day here in San Diego, so be sure to check one out. Maybe even check them all out! We’re pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.
TuesdayCoronado – 1st & B.- Ferry Landing 2:30-6pm Escondido – Grand and Jupiter 3:30-7pm (May-September), 2:30-6pm (October-April) Mira Mesa – 10510 Reagan Road (Mira Mesa High School) 2:30-7pm Morena District – 1240 W. Morena Blvd (Parking lot between Toys R Us and Petco) 3pm-7pm Pacific Beach – Bayard St from Garnet Ave to Hornblend St 2-6:30pm La Jolla – Lyman Lane and Library Walk (next to UCSD bookstore) 10am-2pm (Closed 3rd week of June through 3rd week of Sept and 2nd week of Dec through 1st week of Jan.)
WednesdayCarlsbad – Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Drive 1-5pm Encinitas – 620 Vulcan (parking lot of the Pacific Station Amtrak Coaster stop) 5-8 pm (Summer), 4-7 pm (Winter) Mission Hills – W Washington St & Falcon St 3-7pm Escondido – 12655 Sunset Dr. 11am-2pm Ocean Beach – 4900 blck of Newport Between Cable & Bacon 4-7pm (January – March), 5-8pm (April – December) San Marcos – 333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Rd 3-7pm Santee – 10445 Mission Gorge Rd (Abandoned school parking lot) 3-7pm
ThursdayChula Vista – Center St and Third Ave 3-7pm (April-October), 3-6pm (November-March) Horton Square – 225 Broadway 11-3pm (March-October) Linda Vista – 6939 Linda Vista Rd (Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center) 3-7pm North Park – Herman street between University and North Park Way 3-7pm Oceanside – Pier View Way & Coast Hwy 101 9am-1pm, 5pm-9pm Pacific Highlands – 5951 Village Center Loop (Canyon Crest Academy) 3:30-7pm San Carlos – 8204 San Carlos Dr (Pershing Middle School) 4-7pm UTC – 9001 Genesee Avenue (Westfield Mall) 3-7pm
SaturdayCarlsbad – Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Drive 1-5pm City Heights – On Wightman St. between Fairmount and 43rd St. 9am-1pm Del Mar – 1050 Camino Del Mar 1-4pm Golden Hill – B Street between 27th & 28th 8am-12:30pm Little Italy – Date Street-India to Columbia 9am-1:30pm Pacific Beach – 4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd 8am-12pm Poway – 14134 Midland Rd. 8-11:30am Ramona – 1855 Main St 9am-1pm Scripps Ranch – 10380 Spring Canyon Rd 9am-1pm Vista 325 S. Melrose Drive (County Courthouse) 8am-12pm