My favorite way to start off a Sunday morning is to walk out my door, down 2 blocks and go to the downtown 3rd Avenue Farmers Market. I recommend starting off with an organic coffee or juice and then just cruise and enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of what local San Diego farmers have to offer. Put together by the San Diego Farmer’s Bureau, there are numerous Farmers’ Markets throughout San Diego County.
Over 6,000 farmers work to make agriculture a billion dollar industry in San Diego County. Many of San Diegos growers run small family farms, with 65% harvesting nine acres or less. These local farmers have developed a reputation for quality and high-value specialty crops.
Visiting one of San Diegos many Farmers’ Markets allows you to experience agriculture. These Farmers’ Markets are State certified; ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California and meets all California quality standards. These criteria make certain that you will receive the freshest produce for a great price.
Many other products are sold at these Farmer’s Markets such as arts and crafts, clothing, music, and all sorts of organic products. There is a certain charm of shopping for your dinner outdoors that a supermarket certainly does not provide, plus, you will be supporting your local farmers. Check them out… Here’s a list of some San Diego Farmers Markets.
Coronado-2:30 to 6:00pm
Old Ferry Landing @ First St. & B Ave.
Escondido-2:30 to 6:00pm
Grand Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia St.
UCSD/La Jolla-10:00am to 2:00pm (September-June)
UCSD Price Center near the bookstore at Lyman Lane and Library Walk
Roosevelt St. between Grand Ave. and Carlsbad Village Dr.
4900 block of Newport Ave. between Cable St and Bacon St
Temecula-9:00am to 1:00pm
Promenade Mall across from Edwards Theatres
Chula Vista-3:00pm to 6:00pm (3:00pm-7:00pm in Summer)
Downtown Chula Vista at Center St and Third Ave
Horton Square/SanDiego-11:00am to 3:00pm (March thru October)
Downtown San Diego @225 Broadway and Broadway Circle
North Park-3:00pm to Sunset
CVS Pharmacy parking lot at University & 32nd St
Oceanside-5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tremont and Pier View Way
Oceanside-9:00am to 1:00pm
Coast Hwy and Pier View Way
Tierrasanta-3:00pm to 7:00pm
De Portola Middle School @ 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd & Santo Rd
Borrego Springs-7:00am to Noon (November thru June)
Christmas Circle Community Park @ Christmas Circle and Palm Canyon Dr
La Mesa-3:00pm to 6:00pm
8300 block of Allison Ave east of Spring St
Rancho Bernardo-9:00am to Noon
Bernardo Winery parking lot @ 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
Carlsbad-9:00am to 1:00pm
Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Dr
Del Mar-1:00pm to 4:00pm
City Hall parking lot at Camino Del Mar between 10th St and 11th St
Pacific Beach-8:00am to Noon
Promenade Mall on Mission Blvd between Reed and Pacific Beach Blvd
Poway-8:00am to 11:30am
Old Poway Park at Midland Rd and Temple
Scripps Ranch-9:00am to 1:00pm
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
Temecula-8:00am to 12:30pm
Old Town Temecula at 6th and Front St
Vista-7:45am to 11:00am
City Hall parking lot at Eucalyptus Ave & Escondido Ave
Hillcrest-9:00am to 1:00pm
DMV parking lot
La Jolla-9:00am to 1:00pm
La Jolla Elementary School
Leucadia/Encinitas-10:00am to 2:00pm
Paul Ecke Elementary School
Third Avenue/San Diego-9:00am to 1:00pm
Downtown San Diego @ 3rd Ave and J St
**In Harvest Right now: Navel oranges, lemons, avocados, kumquats, strawberries, cauliflower, asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, tangerines, tangelos, carrots, celery, cabbage, peas, beets, cherimoyas and guavas**