Many of our county’s growers operate small family farms. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops. Buying local is simply the concept of buying food and floral products produced, grown, or raised as close to your home as possible.

  Farmer's Markets
Buy Local San Diego Produce by visiting one of the Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFM) in San Diego County allows you to experience agriculture. Farmers’ Markets provide venues for farmers to sell directly to consumers and supports small farming operations.
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San Diego County Certified Farmers’ Markets

Farmers Markets are certified by the County Agricultural Commissioner, ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California, and meets all California quality standards. These criteria ensure that you receive the freshest produce for the right price.

Information about how to become Certified by the County Agricultural Commissioner:

San Marcos Office:
760-752-4700
San Diego Office:
858-614-7786
Monday

Monday

Escondido - Welk Village

 

Tuesday

Tuesday

Coronado
Escondido
Mira Mesa
Otay Ranch
Pacific Beach
People's Produce Night
San Marcos
UCSD La Jolla
Wednesday

Wednesday

Carlsbad
Little Italy
Ocean Beach
Santee
South Bay

 

Thursday

Thursday

Lemon Grove
Linda Vista
North Park
Oceanside
Rancho Bernardo
Friday

Friday

Borrego Springs
Imperial Beach
La Mesa
Rancho Bernardo

 

Saturday

Saturday

City Heights
Del Mar
Little Italy
Pacific Beach
Poway
Rancho Penasquitos
Scripps Ranch
Vista
Sunday

Sunday

Hillcrest
La Jolla
Leucadia
North SD (Sikes Adobe)
Rancho Santa Fe
Santa Ysabel
Solana Beach

How do I sell at a farmers market?

In order to sell at a farmers market a producer must be inspected and have a certificate issued by the County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) office. This Certified Producer Certificate (CPC) assures the public that the market seller has grown the products being sold. Click here to download a Certified Producer application, fill it out and submit it, then call AWM at (858) 694-2739 to schedule an inspection and arrange for certification.

New farmers markets can only be opened by a recognized non-profit organization, certified producer, or a local government agency. Onsite managers control the market operations and decide who can participate as a seller. Farm Bureau suggests prospective sellers visit the market(s) of their choice and speak with the manager.