Sundays and Mondays

Sunday beckons with a bounty of San Diego farmers markets, each offering its own unique array of delights. From the coastal charm of Solana Beach to the bustling atmosphere of Chula Vista, and the quaint allure of Rancho Santa Fe Del Rayo Village, there’s something for everyone to discover.

At the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Sunday mornings are a vibrant affair, brimming with food vendors showcasing an enticing selection of fresh produce and artisanal products. Meanwhile, over at the La Jolla Open Aire Market, the seaside setting adds an extra layer of enchantment to your shopping experience. Here, amidst the ocean breeze, you can peruse a diverse range of goods, from cut flowers to handcrafted jewelry, all while enjoying complimentary dog-sitting, live music, and relaxing massage services.

And as the weekend draws to a close, why not kickstart your week with a visit to the Welk Farmers Market on Monday? Nestled amidst majestic mountain views, this market offers a serene backdrop for sourcing your weekly certified organic produce. While browsing the stalls, you can also partake in scavenger hunts or try your luck at weekly raffles, adding an element of excitement to your shopping experience.

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays

For breathtaking vistas of San Diego Bay, venture across the bridge to Coronado Island and immerse yourself in the charm of the Coronado Farmers Market, held every Tuesday. But that’s not your only option; Tuesdays also offer a bounty of farmers’ markets to explore, including Otay Ranch, Pacific Beach, Mira Mesa, San Marcos, Downtown Escondido, and Vail Headquarters.

As Wednesday rolls around, the culinary adventures continue with a diverse lineup of farmers’ markets awaiting your exploration. From the laid-back vibes of Ocean Beach to the bustling energy of Little Italy, there’s no shortage of delights to discover. In Little Italy, tantalize your taste buds with kefir soda and peruse boutique clothing stores for the latest trends. Meanwhile, in Santee, indulge in incredible macarons that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings. And if you’re craving a taste of international cuisine, head to Carlsbad State Street for authentic Kenyan fare.

In the evening, the Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market comes alive with live bands and unique art vendors, offering a delightful blend of music and creativity. Don’t forget to also consider a visit to the Little Italy Certified Farmers Market for even more culinary delights and artisanal treasures.

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Thursdays and Fridays

On Thursdays, make time to explore the vibrant farmers’ markets in Linda Vista, Mainstreet Oceanside, North Park, and Scripps Ranch. And as the afternoon sun casts its golden glow, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of one of San Diego’s trendiest neighborhoods. The North Park Farmers Market awaits, offering a tantalizing array of grass-fed beef, locally sourced produce, and pastured chickens. Here, amidst a diverse crowd of artists and innovators, you’ll discover an eclectic mix of flavors and inspirations.

Come Friday, indulge in the delights of the La Mesa Village Certified, Borrego Springs Certified, and Rancho Bernardo Certified farmers markets. While fewer in number, these markets still offer a wealth of products and services to tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses. From fresh fish and artisanal cheeses to Christmas tree broccoli, there’s no shortage of culinary treasures to uncover.

For early risers on Friday morning, the Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market beckons with a tempting array of baked goods, hot food vendors, fresh produce, and handmade crafts. And be sure to save room for some homemade fudge at the Borrego Springs Certified Farmers Market, where every bite is a taste of pure indulgence. With so much to see, taste, and explore, Fridays are for savoring the simple joys of farm-fresh goodness and community camaraderie.


Make the most of your Saturdays by indulging in a day of shopping and culinary delights at some of San Diego’s finest farmers’ markets. From the bustling Tuna Harbor Dockside to the charming ambiance of Little Italy Mercato, there’s a market to suit every taste and preference.

At Tuna Harbor Dockside, Del Mar Certified, City Heights Certified, Vista Certified, Poway Certified, Fallbrook Main Avenue Certified, and Temecula–Old Town farmers markets, you’ll discover a treasure trove of international gourmet treats, handmade goods, fresh-baked bread, and artisanal foods. From savory delights to sweet treats, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

For a truly unforgettable experience, make your way to Little Italy Mercato, where five blocks of culinary delights await. Here, you can peruse the stalls for fresh-caught fish, artisan-cured meats, and locally sourced produce, all while sipping on a perfectly brewed espresso. And if you’re feeling active, why not join one of the fitness classes offered with a stunning ocean view at the Del Mar Certified Farmers Market? With so much to see, taste, and explore, your Saturdays in San Diego are sure to be filled with unforgettable moments and culinary adventures.

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