The Vista Farmer’s Market is San Diego’s longest running Farmer’s Market. It started over 30 years ago.
If you are in the north county, this is also one of the largest and best markets which is open nearly every Saturday from 8am -1pm
Eat breakfast or lunch here and have your choice of 9-12 hot food vendors selling everything from crepes, belgium waffles, tacos to tamales, sausages, Rotisserie chicken, Acai bowls and Food from Africa. I’m sure I’m forgetting a few of them as well.
If you are looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, you’ll find that here too. The market goes well beyond that with so many small vendors who make everything from gluten free bread to pesto to pasta to desert and everything in between.
I figured the best way to describe the market was by recording what I saw as I walked around with my daughter, Caitlin. You can listen here to the podcast. (yes, coming very soon)
In the recording, I missed about 1/3rd of the market in the walk so I failed to mention so many of the vendors like the lady that sells compost worms and worm castings, a company that sells homemade blends of teas, a place that sells pottery, another that sells jewelry and dozens more vendors.
As you hear my daughter say on the podcast, her favorite part is the samples.
This is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. If you have little kids, it is far more fun to shop here rather than going to a grocery store. You’re kids will love the music, samples and outdoors.