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San Diego Farmers Markets

Find open-air shopping all around the county!

With a year-round growing season and plenty of sunshine, San Diego produces a wealth of farm fresh goods. Area farmers markets are also a great place to find local artisan crafts and mix and mingle with the locals.

Home to More Than 6,500 Farms

San Diego County has more small farms than any other county in the nation. San Diego is the top producer of avocados, number three in honey production, number five in lemons, number nine in strawberries and ranked tenth in number of egg-laying hens. We also grow a lot of guavas, pomegranates, limes, macadamias and more.

At daily San Diego farmers markets in neighborhoods throughout the county, you can sample fresh-from-the-farm produce from regional farmers and tasty treats from local artisans. Mingle with the locals and meet the farmers while you nibble on sweet, ripe fruit, listen to live music, stroll through colorful booths and experience San Diego's delicious lifestyle. At some markets, cooks whip up crepes, kettle corn and tamales; vendors sell garlic-stuffed olives, olive oil, cheese and honey, all prepared locally.

At many farmers markets you'll also find local artisans selling everything from handmade soaps, jewelry, and art to textiles, pottery, photography and other crafted treasures.

On Almost Any Given Day...

On Tuesday afternoons, cross the bridge into charming Coronado, where beautiful views of San Diego bay are complemented by the quaint small town vibe and fresh produce at the Coronado Farmers Market. Wednesday evenings, farmers congregate at the Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market where their bounty is paired with live bands, art vendors and llama rides in the laid-back beach town. On Thursday afternoons, head to San Diego's hippest neighborhood for the North Park Farmers Market. Here you'll find artists, innovators and urbane young families shopping for grass-fed beef, pastured chickens and the best produce local farmers have to share. Then, on Saturday morning, hit up the Little Italy Mercato and sample "la dolce vita" with a cup of espresso from Joes on the Nose, while you peruse more than four blocks of local goods ranging from artisan-cured meats and fresh live uni from the water off Point Loma to rainbows of fruits and veggies.

On Sunday mornings, choose between the sprawling Hillcrest Farmers Market where food vendors, artisans and farmers draw big crowds and the seaside La Jolla Open Aire Market where residents of upscale La Jolla flock for fresh produce, cut flowers and more.

No matter what time of year or what day of the week you visit San Diego, you'll find incredible markets where the region's farmers will tempt your taste buds and share with you the amazing riches of San Diego's agricultural output.

For more information about farmers markets around San Diego County, visit the San Diego County Farm Bureau website. Days and times are subject to change.

Other locations and schedules for San Diego's farmers markets:

Coronado Island

Coronado Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 to 6:00 PM
Ferry Landing
1st & B
Coronado, CA 92118

Downtown / Gaslamp Area

Dockside Fish Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fish Harbor Pier (near Tuna Harbor, between the USS Midway & Seaport Village) Open-Air fish market featuring pop-up canopies, tables & lots of Fresh local catches for sale
San Diego, CA 92101

City Heights Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
On Wightman St. between Fairmount and 43rd Street
San Diego, CA 92125

Gaslamp Quarter - Third Ave Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
400 block of Third Ave. between Island Ave and J Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Golden Hill
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
B Street between 27th and 28th
San Diego, CA 92105

Horton Square Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (March - mid-October)
225 Broadway, south side of building at Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101

Little Italy Mercato
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cedar St (between Kettner & Front Streets)
San Diego, CA 92101

Hillcrest / Uptown Neighborhoods

Hillcrest Certified Farmers Market & Open-Air Bazaar
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
3960 Normal Street at Lincoln (Adjacent to the DMV)
San Diego, CA 92103

North Park Thursday Market
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:30 pm
North Park Way from 30th St. to Utah St.
San Diego, CA 92104

La Jolla Neighborhood

La Jolla Open Aire Market
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
7300 Block of Girard Avenue at Genter Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

UCSD/La Jolla Certified Farmers Market at the Price Center
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Closed 3rd week of June through 3rd week of September and 2nd week of December through 1st week of January
9500 Gilman Dr. Next to the UCSD bookstore on Lyman Lane and Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Mission Bay and Surrounding Beach Neighborhoods

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market and Wednesday Night Out
Wednesday: 4:00 to 7:00 PM (October - March)
Wednesday: 4:00 to 8:00 PM (April - December)
4900 block of Newport between Cable & Bacon
Ocean Beach, CA 92107

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to Noon
4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd.
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
Bayard St. from Garnet Ave. to Grand Ave. to Hornblend St.
San Diego, CA 92109

Mission Valley and Old Town Neighborhoods

Linda Vista Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center
6939 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111

South Bay San Diego Region

Chula Vista - Otay Ranch Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 4:00 to 8:00 PM (Winter until 7:00 PM)
2015 Birch Road and Eastlake Blvd.
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Imperial Beach Certified Farmers Market
Friday: 2:00 to 7:30 PM (April - September)
Friday: 2:00 to 6:00 PM (October - March)
Portwood Pier Plaza
10 Evergreen Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Southeast San Diego People's Produce Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
1655 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

East County San Diego Region

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Certified Farmers Market
Friday: 7:00 AM to Noon, November - April
Christmas Circle - 700 Palm Canyon Drive and Borrego Springs Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

El Cajon Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:30 PM (April - October)
Thursday: 3:00 to 6:00 PM (November - March)
190 E. Main Street at Rea Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

La Mesa Village Certified Farmers Market
Friday: 2:00 to 6:00 PM (March - October)
Friday: 1:00 to 5:00 PM (November - February)
Date Avenue and University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941

Santee Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM (March - October)
Wednesday: 3:00 to 6:00 PM (November - February)
9608 Carlton Hills Blvd. (corner of Mast & Carlton Hills Blvd)
Santee, CA 92071

San Diego North Coastal Region

Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Carmel Valley Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop
San Diego, CA 92130

Del Mar Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Upper Shores Park - 225 9th St.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Encinitas Station Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 5:00 to 8:00 PM (May - September)
Wednesday: 4:00 to 7:00 PM (October - April)
Corner of Vulcan and E Street in the parking lot of the Pacific Amtrak Coaster Station
620 Vulcan
Encinitas, CA 92024

Leucadia/Encinitas Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Paul Ecke Elementary
185 Union Street (at Vulcan)
Encinitas, CA 92024

Oceanside Certified Farmers Market & Faire
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pier View Way & Coast Hwy 101
Oceanside, CA 92054

Oceanside Sunset Market
Thursday: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Pier View Way west of Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Del Rayo Village Shopping Center
16079 San Dieguito Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Solana Beach Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
410 South Cedros Avenue at Rosa Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075

San Diego North Inland Region

Escondido Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 to 6:00 PM (October - May)
Tuesday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM (June - September)
262 Grand & Juniper
Escondido, CA 92025

Mira Mesa Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM (March - October)
Tuesday: 2:30 to 6:00 PM (November & February, closed in January)
Mira Mesa High School
10510 Reagan Road
San Diego, CA 92126

North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
12655 Sunset Drive
Escondido, CA 92025

Poway Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 to 11:30 AM
14134 Midland Road at Temple Street
Poway, CA 92074

Ramona Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1855 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market & Specialties
Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bernardo Winery
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128

Rancho Penasquitos YMCA Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
9400 Fairgrove Lane (at Salmon River Road)
San Diego, CA 92129

Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Innovations Academy
10380 Spring Canyon Road (at Scripps Poway Parkway)
San Diego, CA 92131

Valley Center Country Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM (April - October)
Thursday: 2:00 to 6:00 PM (November - March)
28246 Lilac Road (at Valley Center Road)
Valley Center, CA 92082

Valley Fort Village Farmers Market (Fallbrook)
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Valley Fort Village
3757 S. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Vista Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
County Courthouse
325 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081

Welk Certified Farmers Market (Escondido)
Monday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, California 92026


For more information about farmers markets around San Diego County, visit the San Diego County Farm Bureau website. Days and times are subject to change.

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