Farmers' Markets in San Diego

Farmers' Market

Every day, Americans spend money on clothes, coffee, gasoline, fast food or take-out, and other items of both necessity and want. In most cases, we have little time to spare for a once simple pleasure known as  grocery shopping -- which is now done in a hurry, as if the clock is counting down to the end of the world. Where did the fun in food go? We are willing to spend money to fill up our cars, but don’t our bodies need good fuel too? It’s very easy to eat inexpensive,” fast food” because it saves money and can feed more family members. We know that eating a healthy diet can lead to longer, healthier and happier lives, so if you’re ready to make the change, every single community in San Diego County has an answer for every day of the week. How so? Why, the Farmers’ Market, of course!

Farmers’ Markets make it so easy and accessible for the busiest person to grab items essential to a well balanced meal. It’s a one-stop shop for your fresh vegetables, fruits, baked breads, pre-made meals,  meats, juices, snacks, jams, jellies—and in some cases, fresh flowers, jewelry, cooking equipment, clothing, and other house-hold items. By buying local, you are not only supporting your community, but you are stimulating your local economy. Eating healthy is the most beneficial to yourself, and by making your mark in your community, you can make a difference inside and out. Purchasing your groceries directly from the farmers is a guaranteed way to support agricultural efforts. Plus, it’s a great way to get involved and maybe try something you’ve never tried before.

Let’s not forget the food trends—we bet your favorite restaurants shop at Farmers’ Markets too! High end restaurants across the nation are adopting a “buy local, serve local” mentality, meaning that they buy from local growers and only serve ingredients that were grown and sold within a 100 mile radius. They’re making the change from purchasing from the big dogs to buying from their neighborhood farmers. Isn’t it time you considered the same ideas your favorite chefs are practicing?

The Farm Bureau of San Diego County makes it simple for all San Diego residents to buy from Farmers’ Markets. Every day of the week, neighborhoods host their own special Farmers’ Market that caters to their area and provides natural produce from hard working individuals. Whether you’re an avid shopper or a first timer, shopping at a Farmers’ Market is easy—all you need to know is when and where. Here’s a list of where to stop and shop when you have a moment!


  • Escondido – 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive in Welk Village, Escondido


  • Alpine 1830 Alpine Boulevard
  • Coronado— At the corner of 1st and B Street, at the Ferry Landing in Coronado
  • Escondido— At the corner of Grand and Juniper Street in Escondido
  • Mira Mesa— 10510 Reagan Road in Mira Mesa
  • Spring Valley— The newest addition! At the corner of Bancroft Drive and Spring Drive off HHY 94 in Spring Valley
  • UCSD/La Jolla— Lyman Lane next to the UCSD Bookstore, at the Price Center


  • Adams Avenue, North Park— 4672 35th Street, between Adams Avenue and Madison Street in North Park
  • Bonita 4744 Bonita Road, at the Bonita Valley Community Church in Bonita
  • Carlsbad— Roosevelt Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad
  • Ocean Beach— 4900 block of Newport Avenue between Cable and Bacon Street in Ocean Beach
  • San Marcos— 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road at Cal State San Marcos in San Marcos
  • Santee— 10445 Mission Gorge Road in an abandoned school parking lot in Santee
  • Tu Mercado (USD)— 5998 Alcala Park at the University of San Diego Campus in San Diego 


  • Chula Vista— Center Street and Third Avenue in Downtown Chula Vista
  • Del Sur— At the corner of Camino Del Norte and Lone Quail Road in Del Sur
  • Horton Square— 255 Broadway Street in Downtown San Diego
  • North Park— 3151 University Avenue in the CVS parking lot at the corner of University and 32nd Street
  • Oceanside Certified Farmers’ Market and Faire— Between Pier View Way and Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside (9:00am-1:00pm)
  • Oceanside Sunset— Between Tremont and Pier View Way in Oceanside (5:00pm-9:00pm)
  • UTC, La Jolla— 9001 Genesee Avenue at the Westfield UTC Shopping Mall in La Jolla


  • Borrego Springs— Between Christmas Circle and Palm Canyon Drive at the Christmas Circle Community Park
  • Fallbrook— 102 South Main Street, at the corner of Main Street and Alvardo in Fallbrook
  • Imperial Beach— 10 Evergreen Avenue at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach
  • La Mesa— 8300 block of Allison Avenue, east of Spring Street in La Mesa
  • Mission Hills— Between West Washington Street and Falcon Street in Mission Hills
  • Mission Valley— 1288 Camino Del Rio North in the Westfield Mission Valley Mall parking lot in Mission Valley
  • Rancho Bernardo— 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo
  • Southeast San Diego— 600 Euclid Avenue in Southeast San Diego


  • Carlsbad— Roosevelt Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad
  • City Heights— At Wightman Street between Fairmount and 43rd Street in City Heights
  • Del Mar— 1050 Camino Del Mar between 10th and 11th Street in Del Mar
  • Flower Hill Del Mar— 2720 Via de la Valle at the Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar
  • Little Italy— Date Street between India and Columbia Street in Little Italy
  • Pacific Beach 4150 Mission Boulevard between Reed and Pacific Beach Boulevard in Pacific Beach
  • Poway 14134 Midland Road in Poway
  • Ramona— 1855 Main Street in Ramona
  • Scripps Ranch— 10380 Spring Canyon Road at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road in Scripps Ranch
  • Vista— 325 South Melrose Drive at the County Courthouse south of Highway 78 in Vista


  • Escondido— 12655 Sunset Drive at Sikes Adobe in Escondido
  • Gaslamp District— 400 block of Third Avenue between Island Avenue and J Street in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego
  • Hillcrest— 3960 Normal Street by Lincoln Avenue in Hillcrest
  • Julian— 4470 Highway 78 between The Bead Shop and the Wynola Farms Marketplace in Julian
  • La Jolla— At Girard and Genter at the corner of La Jolla Elementary School in La Jolla
  • Leucadia/Encinitas— 185 Union Street at Paul Ecke Elementary in Encinitas
  • Point Loma— 2600 Block of Cannon Street between Rosecrans and Shafter Street in Point Loma
  • Rancho Santa Fe— 16079 San Dieguito Road at the Del Rayho Village in Rancho Sante Fe
  • Rancho Bernardo Webb Park— 16616 Rancho Bernardo Center Drive at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo
  • Solana Beach— 410 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach

Talk about selection! If you’re not yet convinced that buying local produce provides fresher ingredients as well as protects the environment, preserves diversity, and supports local farmers and the local economy, then go see for yourself how shopping San Diego County Farmers’ Markets can greatly improve the lives of those around you—not to mention yourself! Don’t fool yourself when it comes to eating fast food. Every step towards a healthier lifestyle counts, even with the smallest of choices you make—like switching from store bought, pesticide ridden apples to farm fresh apples grown from a farmer in your community. Take the time to do your part!  


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