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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, filled with food vendors, artisans and farmers, and the seaside La Jolla Open Aire Market to seek out fresh produce, clothing, jewelry 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
1201 First Dr. at B Ave., Ferry Landing
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 Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
On Wightman St. between Fairmount and 43rd Street
San Diego, CA 92125

Gaslamp Artisan Market 
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
On Fifth Avenue Between Market Street and J Street
San Diego, CA 92101 

Little Italy Mercato Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
501 W. Date Street from Kettner Blvd. to Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101

Little Italy Wednesday Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
501 West Date Street- From Kettner Blvd. to Front St.
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 - Between Lincoln and University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

North Park Thursday Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:30 pm
2900 North Park Way from 30th St. to Granada Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104


La Jolla Neighborhood

La Jolla Certified Farmers Market and 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
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (September-June)
Closed July-August
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 8:00 PM (October - March)
Wednesday: 4:00 to 8:00 PM (April - September)
4900 Newport Avenue between Cable & Bacon St.
Ocean Beach, CA 92107

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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 (September-May)
Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:30 PM (June-August)
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 (March-August)
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (September-February)
Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center
6931 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 hours: 3:00 to 7:00 PM)
2015 Birch Road and Eastlake Blvd.
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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


East County San Diego Region

Borrego Springs Certified Farmers Market
Friday: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (November - April)
Friday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM (May-  October)
Christmas Circle - 700 Palm Canyon Drive and Borrego Springs Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

La Mesa Village Certified Farmers Market
Friday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM 
La Mesa Blvd. between Palm Ave. and Allison Ave. 
La Mesa, CA 91942 

Lemon Grove Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2885 Lemon Grove Avenue- At VFW Post 2082
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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 (March-October)
Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (November-February)
2900 State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008 

Del Mar Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Civic Center
1050 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014 

Leucadia 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
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pier View Way & Coast Hwy 101
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: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
401 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075


San Diego North Inland Region

Escondido Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM (October - May)
Tuesday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM (June - September)
266 East Grand Ave. - at Juniper & Kalmia
Escondido, CA 92025

Mira Mesa Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 to 7:00 PM (February - October) ** Opens 2nd Tues in Feb.
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
Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead
12655 Sunset Drive
Escondido, CA 92025

Poway Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 to 1:00 PM
14134 Midland Road at Temple Street
Poway, CA 92064 

Rancho Bernardo Thursday Certified Farmers Market & Specialties
Thursday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bernardo Winery
16535 Via Esprillo- Between Via Frontera and Via Del Campo
San Diego, CA 92127

Rancho Penasquitos YMCA Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
9400 Fairgrove Lane (at Salmon River Road)
San Diego, CA 92129 

Vista Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 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

Ready for More? Here are 7 Local San Diego Markets

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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