If you’re in the mood to experience the healthy California lifestyle, grab your shopping basket and head to one of these weekly Farmers Markets to sample some local homegrown delights in Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, and La Jolla.
Pacific Beach/Ocean Beach Neighborhoods:
Every Tuesday from 2-6:30pm, Garnett Avenue comes alive with vendors offering local produce, seafood, and honey, plus a selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories handcrafted by local artisans and craftspeople. The market also bolsters a fun community vibe with live music and entertainment.
If you happen to be in Pacific Beach over the weekend, you’ll have a chance to try some great Southern California produce and seafood on Saturdays, 8am-Noon in the Promenade Mall at Mission Blvd (between Reed and Pacific Beach Blvd).
Every Wednesday from 4-8pm (4-7pm in winter), locals and tourists head to Newport Avenue (between Cable and Bacon Streets) for a chance to sample the delicious local produce of the San Diego region. Choose from locally grown niche produce like avocados, citrus, and honey at this popular outdoor market.
La Jolla Neighborhood
If you’re near the upscale neighborhood of La Jolla, head to Girard and Genter (at the SW corner of La Jolla Elementary School) for a delightful variety of fresh produce, cut flowers, artisanal cheese, and much more. Sundays, 9am-1pm.
Further inland at 7131 Regent Street, you’ll find a small farmers market on Thursdays from 3-7pm that features vendors selling locally made food not found at other markets like tamales, garlic sausages and Egyptian cuisine. Besides a selection of local produce, the market also offers homemade arts and crafts.
UCSD/La Jolla Certified Farmers Market at the Price Center
Every Tuesday from 10am-1pm, vendors set up their booths on Gilman Drive (at Lyman Lane next to the UCSD bookstore) for a lively outdoor market. The big draw of this La Jolla market is the tasty selection of exotic food. Some popular vendors feature Ethiopian and Mexican, plus fresh made crepes and Panini’s.
With its mild climate and abundant sunshine, San Diego enjoys a year-round growing season that produces local favorites like guavas, pomegranates, citrus, and macadamia nuts. And with 70 miles of beautiful coastline, you’ll also find fresh local seafood at some of these popular Oceanside markets.