For those in search of fresh produce, flowers, honey and other edible goodies, nothing beats open air Farmers Markets.
Numerous farmer’s markets can be found throughout the San Diego metropolitan area–six days per week. Most are established venues, but are subject to change in location, hours and season. If you are driving any distance, you may want to call to make sure the market will be open at your planned time of visit.
Alternatively, you may wish to verify the information via the San Diego Farm Bureau site .
Farmers markets for weekend shoppers:
Clairmont Market and Bazaar: 3 – 6:30 p.m. 6991 Balboa Ave at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School. Mgr: David Robert (619) 602-3644.
La Costa Canyon High School Farmers Markets,10-2 p.m. with food trucks as well! One Maverick Way, Carlsbad, CA (858) 272-7054
Pacific Beach: 8 a.m.-noon, Mission Boulevard between Reed Avenue and Pacific Beach Boulevard at the Promenade Mall. Mgr: Mary Hillebrecht (760) 741-3763.
Scripps Ranch: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ellen Browning Elementary School, 10380 Spring Canyon Rd. Mgr: Bev & Mike Cassidy (858) 586-7933.
South Park: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., corner of 30th and A Streets, Albert Einstein Academy playground, Mgr: Darcy Young (858) 405-6086.
Poway: 8 a.m. – noon, corner of Midland Road and Temple Street at Old Poway Park. Mgr: Suzanne Bendixen (619) 440-5027
Del Mar: 1-4 p.m., corner of El Camino Del Mar and 10th Street at the City Hall parking lot. Mgr: Alan Usery (760) 727-1471.
Carlsbad: 8 a.m. to noon, on Roosevelt between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Drive. Mgr: Christy Johnson (760) 434-2553 .
Vista: 7:45 a.m. – 11 a.m., corner of Eucalyptus and Escondido Avenues at the City Hall parking lot. Mgr: Margo Baughman (760) 726-8545.
Temecula: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Olde Town Temecula at 6th and Front Street. Mgr: Gayle Cunningham (760) 728-7343.
Carlsbad: 8 a.m. to noon Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Dr. Mgr: Christy Johnson (760) 434-2553
South Park: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Corner of 30th and A Streets, Albert Einstein Academy playground, Mgr: Darcy Young (858) 405-6086.
University City: – 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spreckels Elementary School, 6033 Stadium Street, San Diego 92122, Mgr: Mike Echavarry (619) 729-4333
Hillcrest: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the corner of Normal and Cleveland streets (DMV parking lot). Mgr: David Larson (619) 237-1632.
Solana Beach: 2 – 5 p.m., 410 – 444 S. Cedros Ave at Rosa St. Mgr: Barry Koral (760) 631-0200 or (760) 455-1261.
La Jolla: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Girard Avenue at Genter Street (La Jolla Elementary School). Mgr: Darcy Young (858) 405-6086.
Downtown Third Avenue Market and Asian Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 400 block of Third Avenue between Island Ave and J Street. Mgr: David Klaman (619) 279-0032.
Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paul Ecke Elementary School, at Union and Vulcan Streets. Mgr: Ron La Chance (858) 272-7054.
Coronado: 2:30-6 p.m. corner of First and B streets (Old Ferry Landing). Mgr: Mary Hillebrecht (760) 741-3763.
Escondido: 2:30-6 p.m. Grand Ave. between Broadway and Kalmia Streets. Mgr: Debra Rosen (760) 745-8877.
UCSD/La Jolla: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. UCSD Certified Farmers Market at the Price Center, near the bookstore, Lyman Lane, and Library Walk. Mgrs: Bonnie Harmon and Christine Woolery (858) 534-4248.
Carlsbad: 2-5 p.m. on Roosevelt Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive. Mgr: Christy Johnson (760) 434-2553 Cell (760) 687-6453.
Ocean Beach: 4-7 p.m. (closes an hour later during summer months) 4900 block of Newport Avenue. Mgr: David Klaman (619) 279-0032.
Temecula: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Promenade Mall across from Edwards Temecula Stadium 15 Theaters. Mgr: Gayle Cunningham (760) 728-7343.
Oceanside: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pier View Way at Coast Highway. Mgr: Suzanne Bendixen (619) 440-5027.
Chula Vista: 3-7 p.m. (closes an hour earlier in winter) Third Avenue at Center Street. Mgr: John Ward (619) 422-1982.
North Park: 4-7 p.m. North Park Way and Granada. Mgr: David Larson (619) 237-1632.
Horton Square/Downtown: 11 a.m.-3 p.m (held March to mid-October), 225 Broadway. Mgr: Mary Hillebrecht (760) 741-3763.
El Cajon Marketplace: 3 to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in summer) Downtown El Cajon at Orange Ave and Main Street. For information, call (858) 272-7054.
La Mesa Village: 3-6 p.m. Allison Street, east of Spring Street (at La Mesa Village). Mgr: Suzanne Bendixen (619) 440-5027.
Rancho Bernardo: 9 a.m.- noon, Bernardo Winery parking lot at 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte. Mgr: Mike Machor (760) 723-2469.
North Pacific Beach: 3 – 6 p.m. – November – February and 3 – 7 p.m. – March-October. Corner of Cass and Chalcedony Streets. Mgr: Ron LaChance (858) 272-7054.
Borrego Springs: 7 a.m. to noon (Nov thru May) at Christmas Circle Community Park at Christmas Circle and Palm Canyon Dr. Mgr: Erica Savage (760) 767-5555.
Clairemont Mesa: 3:30 to 7 p.m., Closed in winter months, Ray Kroc Middle School, 5050 Conrad Street, Clairemont Mesa and Highway 805, Mgr: Susan G. Beach (858) 272-4267.