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!
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
6:10pm till 9pm
Higuera Street, SLO
Morro Bay Farmers Market
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Spencer’s Fresh Markets parking lot
2650 Main St, Morro Bay
Village of Arroyo Grande Market
12:00pm to 2:30pm
In the parking lot between Bridge Street and the Swinging Bridge.
SLO Morning Market
8:00 am to 10:45am
325 Madonna Road, SLO