Visiting your local Farmers Market is the perfect weekend activity for people of all ages. Farmers markets are a great way to support your local businesses in San Diego County. Most of the produce vendors attending these local markets are producing organic and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. Shopping at the farmers market is a healthier alternative and improves the local economy. Go out there and support your local farmers, artisans, artists, and other vendors! Shop at farmers markets!
La Jolla Open Aire Market
Time: 9 AM-1 PM.
Address: 7335 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 (La Jolla Elementary School)
The La Jolla Open Aire Market is truly a unique and one of a kind farmers market. It not only helps local San Diego artisan and produce businesses, but also supports the students of La Jolla Elementary School. A portion of the sales at this farmers market are actually donated back to the school. With the money, the school has had the ability to hire additional teachers to create smaller class sizes and improve the art and music program. Shopping at this farmer’s market makes a really difference in the La Jolla community and creates brighter futures for the students. This farmers market vendors include local businesses that sell produce, crafts, artwork, and ready to eat food.
Del Mar Farmers Market
Time: 1-4 PM
Address: Upper Shores Park at 225 9th Street, Del Mar
The Del Mar Farmers Market has a great location and directly benefits the community of Del Mar. The Del Mar Farmers Market is a Non-Profit Farmers Market and a Certified Farmers Market. This market’s mission is to connect California local produce companies to have a direct market to sell to local San Diegans. Del Mar Farmers Market has help fund city projects on the library and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. This market is perfect for the spring and summer seasons because you are able to hit the beach or grab brunch with friends and then come and enjoy the market. It is the perfect leisurely activity with an even more prime location. This farmers market has all organic and pesticide-free seasonal produce. The Del Mar Farmers Market also offers a variety of flowers and plants, cage-free eggs, variety of cheeses, hummus, desserts, coffee, and much more.
Leucadia Farmers Market
Time: 10 -2 PM
Address: 185 Union St, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Leucadia Farmers Market is located in beautiful sunny beach city of Leucadia. Like the Del Mar Farmers Market, the Leucadia Farmers Market is also a Certified Farmers Market and even has an organic produce section of the market. There are over 75 local vendors who participate each week. These vendors offer produce, baked goods, meat, seafood, flowers, plants, artwork, boutiques, and more. The market is also very family friendly. This farmers market has live music and children’s activities such as face painting. There also is a playground for the children to play on. This market is perfect for a Sunday family outing!
Cedros Avenue Farmers Market
Address: 444 S. Cedros Avenue (at Rosa Street)
Cedros Avenue Farmers Market is located in beautiful Solana Beach. This market offers all sorts of produce, meats, breads, desserts, flowers & plants, jewelry, clothing and much more. Cedros Avenue offers a wide variety of vendors and also have a food court where you can grab lunch. The vendors are unique local businesses. Local businesses include Make Good Coffee Co., Carlsbad Strawberry Co., and Da-Le Ranch Meats. Most of the produce vendors are all organic locally grown. This farmer’s market is a perfect Sunday activity.