Fun at San Diego Farmers Markets


San Diego farmers markets

When searching for fresh produce, flowers, local honey, mussels and other edibles, nothing beats San Diego Farmers Markets! And to see a list of these markets throughout the county, see the list below (and feel free to add any markets we may be missing!).

San Diego Farmers Markets can be found almost any day of the week, but we advise getting there as early as possible if you want the best selections–and possibly shorter lines. It is also wise to bring cash–as well as your own tote bags or basket. Some vendors accept credit and debit cards, but better to be safe than sorry. It is also best to leave pets at home for this shopping trip!

Most of the San Diego farmers markets we list are established venues, but may be 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 .

San Diego Farmers markets for both weekend and weekday 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.

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.



ESCONDIDO – WELK VILLAGE, Welk Certified Farmers’ Market (Escondido), Monday: 3:00-7:00 pm, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, California 92026, Accepts EBT,Manager: Tasha Ardalan & Brandon Janiss Phone: (760) 651-3630


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.

by Roberta Murphy

…who is also a raving fan of San Diego Farmers Markets!