One of the items we added to our Summer Bucket List a little late was to “Go to the Farmers Market”. Last Sunday, that is exactly what we did! I have to say, the North San Diego Farmers Market was a little smaller than I had hoped. It is really somewhere you could just swing by and pick up your produce for the week not really a “make a day of it” kind of market. But, it is located on a historic farmstead (which just happens to be dirctly behind a golf center~oh today’s world) and you can tour the farmhouse. It was 90* last Sunday so we didn’t, but I’d like to go back and check it out!
The P’s LOVE fruit especially berries so they were happy with their purchases of Strawberries and a Berry/Eugenia mix.
The only other fruit we found there last week was citrus so we didn’t buy any. The woman there informed us that they are very local farmers (San Diego County only, unlike bigger markets that bring in produce from all over SoCal) and that each week varies. She assured me that this week there would be plums and other stone fruits.
Want to visit?
The North San Diego Farmers Market is open on Sundays from 11-4pm at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025. They do accept credit/debit cards but you must get “Market Money” from the booth at the front and there is a $1 charge for every $20 you get from them. In my opinion it’s better just to bring some cash.
If you are looking for a Farmer’s Market in your area check out: Eat Local Grown for a map of local gowers and Farmers Markets