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Farmers markets in San Diego

Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up 26 farmers markets around San Diego.

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This is our type of sunny market.

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Get ready to fill up your reusable shopping bags with fruits and veggies, San Diegans.

In the spirit of supporting all things local, we’ve rounded up 33 farmers markets in the San Diego area where you can head outside to find fresh food, live music, and local vendors.


Chula Vista Certified Farmers’ Market | Sundays, year-round| 10 a.m.-2p.m.

  • Features: Explore 60+ vendors at Memorial Park that bring local produce, baked goods, salsas, fresh flowers, and artisan goods to downtown Chula Vista.
  • Parking: Metered street parking, or find a public lot.
Flowers for sale at the Hillcrest Farmers Market

Something about this market smells great.

Photo via @extrarachel

Hillcrest Farmers Market | Sundays, year-round | 9 a.m.-2p.m.

  • Features: You’ll find 175+ vendors, new merchants weekly, live music, food, and local produce.
  • Parking: Free parking on surrounding streets and in the San Diego Unified School District administrative offices lot, the DMV Field Office on Normal Street, and USPS lots

La Jolla Open Aire Market | Sundays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: This market recently turned 25 and includes local artisans and cooking demos, meals, and fresh produce.
  • Parking: Street parking, and in the lots at The Gillespie School, La Jolla Elementary, and the public lot on Genter Street.

Leucadia Certified Farmers Market | Sundays, year-round | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Features: This Encinitas market has 75+ vendors selling food, flowers, and baked goods, plus a food court and entertainment for kids.
  • Parking: Paul Ecke Elementary parking lots, Highway 101 parking pods, and nearby street parking

Point Loma Farmers Market | Sundays, year-round | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Features: This market new market seeks to connect farmers and families and will benefit Devoted to Youth.
  • Parking: The market takes place at the Point Loma High School Main Parking Lot — find parking there.
People browsing vendors at the Third Avenue Market in Chula Vista

Fruits, flowers, and cookies.

Photo via @sd.jes

Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers’ Market | Sundays, year-round | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Features: This market features farm-fresh foods and prepared meals plus plants, crafts, and decor. Check its website for news and featured vendors.
  • Parking: Limited space in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center lot and nearby street parking

Santa Ysabel Certified Farmers’ Market | Saturdays + Sundays, year-round | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Features: Head to this market for local fruits and veggies, baked goods, and live entertainment. Plus, explore local art and sustainability education.
  • Parking: Street parking

Solana Beach Certified Farmers’ Market | Sundays, year-round | 12-4 p.m.

  • Features: Shop artisan goods and local farmers, or grab a meal at the market’s food court. Plus, find live music and seasonal events and vendors.
  • Parking: Street parking on South Cedros Avenue and nearby streets


Welks Resorts Certified Farmers’ Market | Mondays, year-round | 3-7 p.m.

  • Features: This Escondido farmers market is the county’s only one on Mondays, and it includes local vendors, organic produce, and monthly scavenger hunts.
  • Parking: Lawrence Welk Resort lots


Coronado Farmers Market | Tuesdays, year-round | 2:30-6 p.m.

  • Features: This small, long-running market offers fresh food, fruits and vegetables, and flowers at Coronado Ferry Landing.
  • Parking: Coronado Ferry Landing offers a paid parking lot, nearby street parking, or take the ferry from downtown San Diego.

Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market | Tuesdays, year-round | 2:30-6 p.m. (October-May), 2:30-7 p.m. (June-September)

  • Features: Browse local vendors and produce at Heritage Garden park until sundown.
  • Parking: Street parking.
Tables and vendors at the San Marcos Farmers Market

Walking, shopping, and relaxing in San Marcos.

Mira Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market | Tuesdays, starting second Tuesday in February | 3-7 p.m. (February-October), 3-6 p.m. (November + December)

  • Features: This market is home to local vendors, with a presence of Asian dishes and ingredients.
  • Parking: Mira Mesa High School Parking Lot.

Otay Ranch Farmers’ Market | Tuesdays, year-round | 4-8 p.m.

  • Features: This Chula Vista market has over 20 local farmers and 25 prepared food vendors.
  • Parking: Otay Ranch Town Center lots.

Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market | Tuesdays, year-round | 2-7 p.m.

  • Features: Find produce from certified farm vendors and explore locally-made products and eateries.
  • Parking: Street parking, or find a paid lot nearby.

San Marcos Certified Farmers Market | Tuesdays, year-round | 3-7 p.m. summer and spring; 3-6 p.m. fall and winter

  • Features: Live music and local vendors selling produce, jewelry, pet goods, and hot meals.
  • Parking: June and Campus ways parking structures.
Little Italy Mercato

It’s perfect weather for local shopping.

Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday


Little Italy Mercato | Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m., year-round

Note: Saturday’s market tends to bring more crowds and vendors.

OB Farmers Market | Wednesdays, year-round | 4-8 p.m.

  • Features: The eclectic beach community hosts 100+ vendors selling food, crafts, pre-packaged meals, and more.
  • Parking: Street parking, or find a nearby lot.
Heirloom tomatoes for $4 at the Santee Farmers Market

Leave the farmers market with an heirloom.

Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday

Santee Certified Farmers Market | Wednesdays, year-round | 2:30-6:30 p.m. (November-February), 3-7 p.m. (March-October)

  • Features: A small, neighborhood market featuring fresh, locally-grown produce, fresh bread, dog treats, and food.
  • Parking: Pathways Church parking lot.

State Street Farmers’ Market | Wednesdays, year-round | 2:30-6 p.m. (November-February), 2:30-7 p.m. (March-October)

  • Features: Find vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and many products that aren’t readily available in traditional grocery stores — plus, new vendors rotate in.
  • Parking: Street parking, or find a public lot


North Park Thursday Market | Thursdays, year-round | 3-7:30 p.m.

  • Features: 50+ vendors selling produce and locally-made goods, plus fun and events at the North Park Mini Park.
  • Parking: Street parking, or park in the North Park Parking Garage for $1 per hour.
Hot food vendors at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market

Explore these hot food vendors in Scripps Ranch.

Scripps Ranch Famers Market | Thursdays, year-round | 3:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Features: 50+ vendors selling local goods, space to eat lunch or dinner, live music, and early bird specials.
  • Parking: Street parking and nearby parking lots (follow the signs).

Oceanside Certified Farmers Market | Thursdays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: Vendors selling produce, flowers, and artisan baked goods. Later on Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., the Oceanside Sunset Market brings live music and 200+ merchants selling food, crafts, and other goods.
  • Parking: Street parking available, as are paid and public lots.

Linda Vista Famers Market | Thursdays, year-round | 2-7 p.m.

  • Features: Discover dozens of vendors selling fresh produce and hot meals, plus crafts vendors and representation for local nonprofits.
  • Parking: The market is in a parking lot with plenty of spaces for visitors.
La Mesa Farmers Market

Enjoying a fun, sunny day in Le Mesa.

Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday


La Mesa Village Farmers Market | Fridays, year-round | 3-7:30 p.m.

  • Features: This local market celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023 and continues to offer food, locally-made goods, and entertainment in the heart of the Village.
  • Parking: Free parking at Civic Center, street parking.

Borrego Springs Certified Farmers’ Market | Fridays, returns Nov. 3m 2023 | 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Features: This small market features produce from San Diego farms like local citrus and Fallbrook avocados.
  • Parking: Street parking, plus parking lots across the street.

Rancho Bernardo Farmers Market | Fridays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: Find produce, artisan food, crafts, and local honey and eggs — plus easy access to the winery’s Village Shops.
  • Parking: Bernardo Winery’s parking lot plus street parking.
Cardiff Farmers Market fruits and veggies table

These are the colors we hope to see at a farmers market.


Cardiff Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Features: This new market has a growing collection of vendors selling produce, hot foods, drinks, and local goods.
  • Parking: MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus parking lot.

Del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market | Saturdays, year-round | 12-4 p.m.

  • Features: Since 1986 this market has been celebrating the region’s farms with vendors selling fresh, sustainably grown produce, flowers, and prepared foods.
  • Parking: Del Mar Civic Center garage

Fallbrook Main Avenue Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Features: Shop a selection of local farmers and artisans, plus check for new vendors and themed celebrations.
  • Parking: Plenty of street parking between Mission Road and Main Avenue
Civita Park Entrance with farmers market in the back

This Mission Valley park doubles as a weekend shopping area.

Photo by Michael Beausoleil + SDtoday

Mission Valley Certified Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: Head to Civita Park where you can find a food court selling prepared items, local merchants, and fresh produce.
  • Parking: Civita Park’s parking lot and street parking along Civita Boulevard

Poway Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: Find 65+ vendors, live music, and freshly-prepared food near Old Poway Park and Poway-Midland Railroad.
  • Parking: Old Poway Park’s lots and street parking

Ramona Certified Farmers Market | Saturdays, generally February-October (check schedule) | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Features: Find farmers, food vendors, and local artisans, often accompanied by live entertainment. While the market is closed for the winter, be on the lookout for the Christmas Market in December.
  • Parking: Street parking — do not park in nearby commercial lots

Vista Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Features: This market has been operating since 1981 — making it San Diego County’s longest-running farmers market. It features over 50 farmers, 40+ foodmakers, and over a dozen local crafters.
  • Parking: The market is at the Superior Court North County Division, and the lot has 600+ parking spaces.

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