Farmers Markets: Offering Local Fare and Fun!

farmer_market_savor  Growing up on the Central Coast one of my favorite things to do was to go to the local farmers markets. Where else can you sample cuisine from multiple local restaurants, listen to a variety of local musicians, and get your grocery shopping done all in one place? Make it a family or friend’s event and go as a group, I promise you will have a great time.

  Are you looking for fresh and locally grown produce? You are sure to be impressed with what the Central Coast Farmers Markets have to offer. This is where local farmers head to sell their goods. Heading into the spring here is what you can expect to find: Strawberries, Cauliflower, Onions, Broccoli, Beets, Avocados, Lettuce, Asparagus, Peas, Potato’s, a variety of citrus and much more. One of the perks of shopping for produce at a Farmers Market is that many of the farms are organic and you know their source. In addition to the locally grown crops you will also find locally made products like orange juice, apple cider, milk, jerky, honey and nuts to name a few. Though the farmers market was created to showcase local farmers and their crops, you can also find many other local businesses among the vendors. You will likely find homemade jewelry, candles, soaps, and crafts of all kinds. Buying local is a great way to help keep the local economy strong and support small business.

Have I piqued your interest? Great! Below you will find a list of local markets to check out.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you!

Central Coast Farmers Markets

Downtown SLO Farmers Market

Arroyo Town and Country Square Shopping Center

Wednesday Mornings, Arroyo Grande

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Smart & Final parking lot

1464 East Grand Avenue

Downtown SLO Farmers Market

Thursday Nights

6:10pm till 9pm

Higuera Street, SLO

Morro Bay Farmers Market

Thursday Afternoons

2:30pm to 5:00pm

Spencer’s Fresh Markets parking lot

2650 Main St, Morro Bay

Village of Arroyo Grande Market

Saturday Afternoon

12:00pm to 2:30pm

In the parking lot between Bridge Street and the Swinging Bridge.

SLO Morning Market

Saturday Mornings

8:00 am to 10:45am

325 Madonna Road, SLO

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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