Ripe & Raw: Your Guide to San Diego County Farmers Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Welk – 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. Escondido


Otay Ranch – 2015 Birch Rd. and Eastlake Blvd. Chula Vista

Escondido – 200 Block of E Grand Ave. (at Juniper and Kalima) Escondido

UCSD – 9500 Gilman Dr. (Dept. by Lymann Ln. and Gilmand Dr.) La Jolla

Pacific Beach Tuesday – Bayard St. (from Garnet Ave. to Hornblend St.) San Diego

Coronado – 1201 First St. (at B Ave.) Coronado

Mira Mesa – 10510 Reagan Rd. (at Mira Mesa Blvd.) San Diego


Grossmont Center – 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. La Mesa

Encinitas Station – Corner of E St. and Vulcan Ave. in parking lot B, Encinitas

Santee – Corner of Carlton Hills Blvd. and Mast Blvd., Santee

Ocean Beach – 4900 Block of Newport Ave. (between Cable and Bacon St.), San Diego

College Avenue – 4747 College Ave. (East parking lot) San Diego


Chula Vista – Center St. (between Church Ave. and 3rd Ave.) Chula Vista

Downtown El Cajon – 201 E Main St. El Cajon

Oceanside – Corner of Pier View Way and Coast Hwy., Oceanside

Horton Square – 225 Broadway Cir. San Diego

North Park – Herman St. to N Park Way (CVS parking lot) San Diego

Linda Vista – 6931 Linda Vista Rd. (Linda Vista Plaza shopping center) San Diego

UTC – Regents Rd. (South of Port DeMerano) San Diego

Carmel Valley – 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. (Canyon Crest Academy parking lot) San Diego


Imperial Beach – 10 Evergreen Ave. (Imperial Beach Pier Plaza) Imperial Beach

La Mesa – Date and University Ave., La Mesa

Borrego Springs – 700 Palm Canyon Dr. and Borrego Springs Rd., Borrego Springs

Kearny Mesa – 5898 Copley Dr. San Diego

7th District – 5185 Waring Rd. (between Orcutt and Zion) San Diego

Rancho Bernardo – 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte San Diego

Fallbrook – 102 S Main St. Fallbrook


Lemon Grove – Main St. Promenade (at Broadway) Lemon Grove

Del Mar – 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar

Escondido Saturday – S Kalima St. (between Grand Ave. and Second St.), Escondido

Poway – 14134 Midland Rd. (at Temple) Poway

Ramona – 1855 Main St. Ramona

Vista – County Courthouse (300 block of Melrose Dr. just south of Hwy 78) Vista

Little Italy Mercato – W Beech St. (between Kettner Blvd. and Union St.), San Diego

City Heights – Wightman St. (between Fairmount and 43rd St.) San Diego

Golden Hill – B St. (between 27th and 28th St.) San Diego

Pacific Beach – 4150 Mission Blvd. (between Reed and Pacific Beach Blvd.) San Diego

Peoples Produce – Corner of 47th and Castana St., San Diego

Clairemont – 4833 Doliva Dr. (at Kessling Dr.) San Diego

Scripps Ranch – 10380 Spring Canyon Rd (corner of Scripps Poway Pkwy. and Spring Canyon Rd.) San Diego

Fallbrook – 102 S Main St. Fallbrook


Rancho San Diego – 1725 Hillsdale Rd. (Valhalla High School) El Cajon

North San Diego – 12655 Sunset Dr. (Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstand) Escondido

San Marcos – 1080 W San Marcos Blvd. (Restaurant Row parking lot) Escondido

La Jolla – 7300 Block of Girard Ave. (at Genter St.), La Jolla

Solana Beach – 410-444 S Cedros Ave. Solana Beach

Rancho Santa Fe – 16079 San Dieguito Rd. (Del Rayo Village Center) Rancho Santa Fe

Third Ave. – 400 Block of Third Ave. (between J St. and Island Ave.) San Diego

Point Loma – 2900 block of Canon St. (between Rosecrans St. and Shafter St.), San Diego


Wholesome Highlight

A look at 3 of San Diego’s top farmers markets

Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Culturally Rich Vibe

  • Yelp – 4.5 Stars
  • A lively and productive way to start your weekend – sip out of a coconut, eat a crepe, and hang out with the local community.
    • Enjoy live music and ready-made food and drink while you’re there.
    • Must try: Bitchin Sauce
    • 150+ Vendors: produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, coffee, crafts, plants, jewelry, clothing,etc.
    • Tip: Come early to find parking – it gets busy!

Ocean Beach Farmers Market

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (4:00 – 7:00 p.m. November through April)

Beachy Chill Vibe

  • Yelp – 4.5 Stars
  • Perfect for a dinnertime outdoor experience with lots of chatting and live music entertainment.
    • For dinner enjoy: tacos, sandwiches, torpastas, (baguettes stuffed with pasta), crepes, ceviche, tamales, and more.
    • Generally less packed than Little Italy Mercato.
    • Must try: Sea urchin
    • Vendors: produce, meats, art, crafts, flowers, Bitchin Sauce, etc.
    • Tip: Bring cash! – They don’t accept cards

North Park Farmers Market

Thursdays from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Small Town Vibe

  • Yelp – 3.5 Stars
  • If want a quaint, calm, very local experience then this is your place!
    • Fewer vendors than Little Italy Mercato and Ocean Beach, but a great variety and high-quality selection.
    • Must try: The Gumbo Pot (vegan jambalaya bowl)
    • Vendors: produce, ready-made food, meats, eggs, green juice, cheese, flowers, ceviche, Bitchin Sauce, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, art, beauty products, etc.
    • Tip: Parking in the CVS lot for $2/hour

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