I just love a good farmer’s market! 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 too difficult to find the right ingredients to fit your needs. I love waking up early on a Saturday morning and just strolling through the market. I always seem to find something interesting and unique every time I go!
Whether you’re wanting fresh flowers, organic spinach, or hand-crafted jewelry, it’s easy to #shoplocal with the many markets that pop up around the city. If you can’t go one day, don’t worry, in San Diego there’s a farmers market for every day of the week! Here are my favorites:
Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market
8am – 2pm
San Diego, CA 92101
We are starting the week off with Saturday because this market is the most popular, and my personal favorite! Every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, the Little Italy 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 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.
Hillcrest Farmers Market
9am – 2pm
San Diego, CA 92103
Located in San Diego’s trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, this farmers market 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.
The shopping is a dream as well with so many art and crafts vendors.
Escondido Welk Farmer’s Market
3pm – 7pm
Escondido, CA 92026
Start the week of right with some fresh fruits and veggies! This little 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 market is beautifully tucked amongst the mountains and nature.
Pacific Beach Farmers Market
2pm – 7pm
San Diego, CA 92109
Located off Garnet Avenue and close to the beach, this fun farmers market supplies the Pacific Beach community. It’s smaller than other markets however equal in fun since there’s often live music and yummy foods!
Ocean Beach Farmers Market
4pm – 7pm
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach has its own unique vibe, and that same spirit can be felt in its farmers market as well! This funky and hippy-happy beachside community creates a fun atmosphere with tasty meals, homemade arts and crafts, and live music. Probably the most unique farmers market I’ve ever been to. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
North Park Thursday Market
3pm – 7:30pm
San Diego, CA 92104
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!
La Mesa Farmers Market
2pm – 6pm
La Mesa, CA 91942
What’s a better way to end the work week than with an afternoon stroll around organic foods and local vendors? A smaller market, but great in quality, I loved the Greek olive oil company with fresh olives and feta.
Over to you! Where’s your favorite farmer’s market?