Farmers Markets in North San Diego County

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Farmers Markets in North San Diego County


Farmers Markets are a great way to find fresh fruits and vegetables every week, and to support the local farming community. But farmers markets have evolved to offer so much more than fruits and vegetable, including a range of artisanal foods (meats, cheeses, specialty juices, pastries/cakes/pies, honey), hot and cold foods, and more depending on the particular market and the size.


The farmers markets here in SoCal operate year round, given our weather, with offerings varying depending on the season and availability.


Here are some of the local farmers markets in North San Diego County.


State Street Farmers Market, Carlsbad Village is open on Wednesdays from 2:30 until 7 pm (Daylight Saving Time hours – closes at 6 pm during standard time November to February). Located at 2900 block of State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue. (714) 257-5859


Leucadia (Encinitas) Farmers Market. Sundays 10 to 2. At 185 Union Street at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School. (858) 272-7054


Cardiff Farmers Market. Cardiff by the Sea, Saturdays 12 to 2. Held at the Mira Costa College San Elijo campus, 3333 Manchester Avenue.


Solana Beach Farmers Market. 444 S. Cedros Avenue on Sundays from 1 until 4 pm. Every Sunday except Easter, July 4 and Christmas Day.


Oceanside Farmers Market. Thursdays from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at 401 Pier View Way (at North Coast Highway). (760) 754-4512


Vista Farmers Market. San Diego Regional Courthouse Complex, 345 S. Melrose Avenue. Saturdays from 8 am until 12 noon. This is the longest running farmers market in San Diego, since 1981. (760) 945-7425


San Marcos Farmers Market. Thursdays from 3 until 7 pm. 251 North City Drive. (760) 744-1270


Del Mar Farmers Market. Saturdays from 12 until 4 pm. Civic Center, 1050 Camino Del Mar. (760) 453-9837.


Here’s a list of other farmers markets in the region from the San Diego County Farm Bureau for every day of the week. Check to see what’s in your community or nearby if you don’t already know!

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Comments (8)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff you are lucky your farmers markets are already up in running, hopefully ours will also be in another week or two.

Jun 04, 2023 01:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi George Souto  Bet you will be glad your farmers markets are coming soon. I do enjoy that ours are year-round!


Jun 05, 2023 10:30 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It must be wonderful to have farmer's markets open year around.  I have not seen any farmer's market in Goodyear.  I will have to do some research and see if we have any.  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Jun 04, 2023 04:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It was a good day  Ray Henson , thank you! Hope you can find some local farmers markets in your area.


Jun 05, 2023 10:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff I love farmers markets here in Los Angeles we probably have as many as you listed in your area. I have two problems with the farmers market, one they are generally open from 8am to 12 noon.... hard for me to get out of the house after I check my emails and conduct business.... the second problem I find is I seldom have more than $20 cash in my pocket and well they always want cash....:))Endre

Jun 04, 2023 10:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Endre Barath, Jr. - we take charge cards at our Farmer Market booth (selling hand made tables and benches!)

Jun 05, 2023 04:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Lot of the vendors here do take credit cards Endre Barath, Jr.  I prefer to use cash and we usually stop at the bank before going to make sure to have enough cash if the pockets are empty.


Jun 05, 2023 10:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... what's better than a Farmers Market? Your post reminded me that this year I never did a post on Charlotte area Farmers Markets, which I've done for many years. 

Jun 05, 2023 04:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker  Yes, we enjoy the farmers markets pretty well. Guess there's still time for you to do your farmers market post even though it's June!


Jun 05, 2023 10:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Jeff Dowler, CRS I know, Jeff... but I have so many other posts in the queue it's hard to make time for another post. (Especially when I consider that all those year of doing farmers market posts never provided any outreach to  me.) I'll just play it by ear.

Jun 05, 2023 12:25 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Farmer's Markets can have all sorts of interesting things - not just food! I'd definitely check out a few if I were in your area.

Jun 05, 2023 04:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

There are lots to choose from and we have been to more of them at least once Kat Palmiotti  I have to say the one in Vista is my favorite because of its size.


Jun 05, 2023 10:35 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Farmer's markets are the best, way better than shopping in stores.  I hate that all of the stores carry so many items that are poisonous, haha.

Jun 05, 2023 06:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Things are certainly fresher at the farmers markets Brian England although not necessarily less expensive.


Jun 05, 2023 10:39 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, so many enjoy Farmers Markets and looks like the public has some choices!

Jun 05, 2023 07:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Joan Cox 

There ARE lots of options in our area, as well as other farm stands and community farms.


Jun 05, 2023 10:40 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Your weather allows for the markets to operate year-round. As you can recall from living in New England ours run from early to mid-June to late September and that is about all we can expect.

Jun 05, 2023 10:17 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Ed Silva 

When living in New England we certainly did appreciate when the weather warmed up and the markets were open, even if only for a few months.


Jun 05, 2023 10:41 AM