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I just love the San Diego County farmers markets! An added bonus is that in San Diego, you can find organic farmers markets for every day of the week. 🙂 One of my favorite things about San Diego is the healthy and organic atmosphere. If you’re into an all-natural and organic living, you won’t find it difficult to find the right ingredients to fit your needs. One of my favorite things is waking up early on a Saturday morning and strolling through the San Diego farmers markets. No matter which one I go to, I always seem to find something interesting and unique!
Whether you’re wanting fresh flowers, organic spinach, or hand-crafted jewelry, it’s easy to #shoplocal with the many organic farmers markets that pop up around San Diego county. If you can’t go one day, don’t worry, I’ve made a San Diego farmers market list for every day of the week!
The Best San Diego County Farmers Markets
For Every Day of the Week!
SATURDAY: Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market
Hours: 8am – 2pm
Location: 519 W Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101
We are starting the week off with Saturday because in my humble opinion, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market is the best farmers market in San Diego! It’s the most popular San Diego farmers market, and my personal favorite. 🙂 The Little Italy farmers market is located in downtown San Diego, so the only issue is you might have trouble finding parking.
Every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, the Little Italy farmers market is open. With over 200 tents and live music on the streets, the vendor options are endless and the atmosphere is vibrant. Here you can find a little bit of everything. Come hungry because this farmers market has the best food!
Sample fresh cheeses, almond paste, and flavored hummus and garlic spreads. Then wash it down with unique combinations of kombucha, cold brew, or refreshing juices.
The shopping is also fantastic! You can find the most beautiful jewelry pieces, boutique clothing, or even succulents and plants for your garden.
SUNDAY: Hillcrest Farmers Market San Diego
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Location: 3960 Normal Street San Diego, CA 92103
Located in San Diego county’s trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, the Hillcrest Farmers Market San Diego is fun and fabulous! This market consists of about 175 vendors, and here you can find a little bit of everything. Definitely come to sample all the yummy food (the pastries are great!) and wash it down with Saigon coffee.
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The shopping is a dream as well with so many art and crafts vendors.
MONDAY: Escondido Welk Farmers Market
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Location: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive Escondido, CA 92026
Monday is a great day to visit a San Diego farmers market because, why not start the week of right with some fresh fruits and veggies? 🙂 The Escondido Welk Farmers Market is open every Monday, and is located in beautiful Escondido at Welk Village. It’s a little bit of a remote location, but the farmers market is beautifully tucked amongst the mountains and nature.
If you’re in Escondido, you might also want to check out my guide to the Temecula Valley Vineyards
TUESDAY: Pacific Beach Farmers Market
Hours: 2pm – 7pm
Location: 901 Garnet Avenue San Diego, CA 92109
For Tuesday’s San Diego farmers market you’ll want to head on over to Pacific Beach. Located off Garnet Avenue and close to the beach, the Pacific Beach Farmers Market supplies the Pacific Beach community with fresh veggies and produce. This SD farmers market is smaller than other farmers markets listed, however equal in fun since there’s often live music and yummy foods!
WEDNESDAY: Ocean Beach Farmers Market
Hours: 4pm – 7pm
Location: 4900 Newport Avenue San Diego, CA 92107
Have you been to Ocean Beach? If not, you’re in for a treat! Ocean Beach has its own unique vibe, and that same spirit can be felt at the Ocean Beach Farmers Market! This funky and hippy-happy beachside community creates a fun atmosphere with tasty meals, homemade arts and crafts, and live music. It’s probably the most unique farmers market I’ve ever been to (and that’s saying something!) So trust me, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
THURSDAY: North Park Thursday Market
Hours: 3pm – 7:30pm
Location: 3000 North Park Way San Diego, CA 92104
The Thursday San Diego farmers market is the North Park Thursday Market. Located between 30th Street and Utah, join some 80 plus vendors every Thursday at the North Park Market! Here you’ll recognize some of San Diego’s favorites like Bitchin’ Sauce and The Bread Barn Artisan Bread Company. Enjoy this fun neighborhood event which includes live music and a vibrant atmosphere!
FRIDAY: La Mesa Farmers Market
Hours: 2pm – 6pm
Location: Allison Ave & Date Ave La Mesa, CA 91942
I love the La Mesa Farmers Market! What’s a better way to end the work week than with an afternoon stroll around organic foods and local vendors? La Mesa Farmers Market is a smaller market, but still great in quality. I loved the Greek olive oil company with fresh olives and feta.
One of the reasons why I love San Diego is because of all of the organic farmers markets! If you could only visit 3 San Diego county farmers markets, then I would recommend your top choices to be the Little Italy Farmers Market, Hillcrest Farmers Market, and Ocean Beach Farmers Market. If you could only visit one, then it needs to be the Little Italy Farmers Market. 🙂 But don’t let my opinion persuade you, check them all out and lemme know which one’s your fav!
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If you’re not a local then you may only be in San Diego for a short period of time. Wanting to know what the best “bang for your buck” tours are? Below are some of my favorites!
- San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley – I love these tours because you can see everything you want to at your own pace. You can choose from a one-day or two-day ticket.
- San Diego City Tour – This is a half-day tour and allows you to see a lot in a short period of time including the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and La Jolla.
- San Diego Scenic Tour – This is a 4-hour tour of the best scenic stops including La Jolla, Mount Soledad, Coronado Island, and downtown San Diego including Balboa Park, Little Italy and Gaslamp.
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Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.