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La Jolla Open Aire Market

La Jolla Community, News | 19th Jul 2013

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Event Details

  • What: La Jolla Open Aire Market
  • Where: Girard Avenue and Genter Street on the upper playground of La Jolla Elementary School, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Contact No.: 848-454-1699
  • Official Website: www.lajollamarket.com

The La Jolla Open Aire Market occurs every Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the upper playground of La Jolla Elementary School. This weekly event is known as one of the biggest farmers market in all of San Diego. The market features different kinds of fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables and flowers. There is also a food court that serves delicious menu items like barbecue, lemongrass, Mexican food, waffles, crepes, and desserts. Moreover, local artisans offer various forms of artworks like artisan jewelry, clothes, hats, French lines, and unique treasures. And there will be live music too.

Known as one of the largest and best farmers markets in San Diego, it has become one of the premier weekly events for both locals and tourists. Families, including their kids, can enjoy live music, playgrounds, grass fields, and more.

Every third Sunday of the month, from September to May, the market offers free family activities, unless otherwise stated.

The Food

Stroll around the La Jolla Open Aire Market and enjoy the food, whether eat them there or perhaps take some home. There is a diverse selection of vendors that appeal to every appetite. The food court offers a wide variety of foods, anything you can think of. Some of the food vendors you can see at the market are the following:

  • Alaska’s Nature Seafood
  • Baba Foods
  • Center Cut Fresh Fruits
  • Dos Roti
  • Egyptian Delights
  • Green Door Catering
  • Jackie’s Jam
  • Peggy’s Pasta
  • Soup on
  • Turkish Grill; and more

The Farmers

At the center of the market are the Certified Farmers Market vendors or the CFM. Many of the growers operate small family farms in La Jolla. Most of them have already developed a reputation for quality and high-value specialty crops. Supporting local farmers market is indeed better for the environment, and doing so ensures consumers in enjoying the freshest produce.

Some of the CFM vendors are the following:

  • Arthur Futterman
  • Betty B Ranch
  • Carlsbad Strawberry Co.
  • Gilbert Quintos
  • Hidalgo Flowers
  • JR Organics
  • Living Earth Ranch
  • Max’s Honey House
  • Pudwill Farms
  • Revolution Landscape
  • Tom King Farms
  • Valley Center Growers; and more

The Artisans

The La Jolla Open Aire Market provides a shopping experience unlike any other. As previously mentioned, it features different works of art from paintings to jewelry and clothing, and more. If you are searching for something different, this particular farmers market is the best shopping destination for you.

Some of the Artisans at the market are the following:

  • American Gaucho
  • Art We Deliver
  • Billow Boutique
  • Chara Designs
  • Daughter of the Earth
  • Holistic Science
  • Italian Imports
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Papillion Couture
  • Zofia; and more

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