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San Diego Farmers Markets

Find fresh produce and open-air shopping countywide!

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 Nearly 5,100 Farms

San Diego County has nearly 5,100 farms including full-time, part-time, large, small, conventional, organic, urban, rural, established, and just starting out. Approximately 69% of San Diego County farms are 1-9 acres and more than 40% of the producers are women. San Diego is a leading producer of avocados nationwide, and top crops include nursery, flowers, tomatoes, citrus, poultry, eggs, mushrooms, succulents, and strawberries.

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 a quaint small-town vibe and fresh produce at the Coronado Farmers Market. On Wednesday evenings, farmers congregate at the Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market where their bounty is paired with live bands, art vendors and friendly locals in the laid-back beach town. On Thursday afternoons, head to one of San Diego's trendiest neighborhoods 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.

On Friday mornings, check out the Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market for fresh produce, hot food vendors, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more. During the weekends, hit up the Little Italy Mercato on Saturday mornings and sample "la dolce vita" with a cup of espresso, while you peruse five blocks of local goods ranging from artisan-cured meats and fresh live uni to rainbows of fruits and veggies.

And on Sunday mornings, choose from (among others) the sprawling Hillcrest Farmers Market, filled with food vendors, artisans and farmers; the seaside La Jolla Open Aire Market, with fresh produce, clothing, jewelry, cut flowers and more; and the New Point Loma Farmers Market, which not only offers fresh produce, ready-made food, pastries, arts and crafts and more, but also provides a mothers' feeding tent and a family changing area, as well as live music and games and a children’s educational/fun area.

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 share the amazing bounty of San Diego agriculture.

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.

San Diego's Farmers Markets

Coronado

Coronado Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Coronado Ferry Landing
1201 First St at B Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Downtown / Gaslamp Quarter

City Heights Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
On Wightman St from Fairmount Ave to 43rd St
San Diego, CA 92105

Gaslamp Artisan Market
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fifth Ave from Island Ave to J St. and Island Ave from Fourth Ave to Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Little Italy Wednesday Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
501 W Date St from Kettner Blvd to Front St
San Diego, CA 92101

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

Tuna Harbor Dockside Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
598 Harbor Ln - Fish Harbor Pier (near Tuna Harbor)
San Diego, CA 92101

Point Loma

The New Point Loma Farmers Market
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Point Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106

Hillcrest / Uptown

Hillcrest Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
3960 Normal St from Lincoln Ave to University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

North Park Thursday Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2900 North Park Way from 30th St to Granada Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

La Jolla

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

Mission Bay and Beaches

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (April - September)
Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM  (October - March)
4900 Newport Ave from Cable St to Bacon St
San Diego, CA 92107

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4150 Mission Blvd from Reed St to Pacific Beach Blvd
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
4500 Bayard St. from Garnet Ave to Hornblend St
San Diego, CA 92109

Mission Valley and Old Town

Kearny Mesa Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Service Road from Lightwave Ave to Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123

South Bay

Chula Vista - Otay Ranch Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2015 Birch Rd. and Eastlake Blvd.
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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

South Bay Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
4475 Bonita Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902

East County

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 Dr and Borrego Springs Rd
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

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

Santee Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (March - October)
Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (November - February)
9600 Carlton Hills Blvd and Mast Blvd
Santee, CA 92071

Santa Ysabel Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
21887 Washington St at Hwy 78 and Hwy 79
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

North Coastal

Cardiff Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus
333 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff, CA 92007

Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers Market
Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (March-October)
Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (November-February)
2900 State St from Carlsbad Village Dr to Grand Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Del Mar Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 1:00 PM 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 St
Encinitas, CA 92024

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

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

Solana Beach Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
410 South Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

North Inland

Escondido Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:30 PM to Sunset
262 East Grand Ave at N Juniper St
Escondido, CA 92025

Fallbrook Main Avenue Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
100 S Main Ave from Hawthorne and Fig
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Mira Mesa Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (February - October) ** Opens 2nd Tues in Feb.
Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (November - December, closed in January)
Mira Mesa High School
10510 Reagan Rd
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 Dr
Escondido, CA 92025

Poway Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 14134 Midland Rd at Temple St
Poway, CA 92064

Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market 
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: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
9400 Fairgrove Lane and Salmon River Road
San Diego, CA 92129

San Marcos Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Spring/ Summer)
Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Fall/Winter)
251 North City Dr. (off Highway 78 and Barham Drive)
San Marcos, CA 92078

Scripps Ranch Farmers Market 
Thursday: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
10045 Carroll Canyon Rd. (Newtopia Cyder Parking Lot)
San Diego, CA 92131

Vista Certified Farmers Market
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
County Courthouse
355 South Melrose Dr (south of Hacienda)
Vista, CA 92081


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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