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North Park Thursday Market Grand Opening

March 16, 2016 - 2:05pm
Author: 
Admin

Join us on Thursday, March 24 for the Grand Opening of the NEW North Park Thursday Market on North Park Way from 30th St. to Granada Ave. This new certified farmers' market will incorporate all of your favorite farmers and vendors from the old Herman Ave. location, as well as a host of new faces and products. 

This Grand Opening event will feature Chefs and Officials Ribbon Cuttings (3PM & 5:30PM), cooking demonstrations from Carnitas Snack Shack's Chef Hanis (4PM & 5:45PM), a complimentary drop-in "Art Your Vegetables" workshop from The Studio Door, opportunity drawings and giveaways, and multiple stages of live music. 

Mark your calendar for every Thursday, year-round, rain-or-shine, from 3PM - 7PM for fresh food in the heart of North Park, San Diego's hippest neighborhood!

San Diego Markets 2015 Holiday Schedule

December 18, 2015 - 2:59pm
Author: 
Admin

Happy Holidays from the San Diego Markets family!

 

Please find a holiday schedule for our three weekly farmers' markets below:

 

 

 

 

 

Little Italy Mercato

Saturday, December 19, 2015: OPEN 8AM - 2PM

Saturday, December 26, 2015: OPEN 8AM - 2PM

Saturday, January 2, 2016: OPEN 8AM - 2PM

 

Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers' Market

Tuesday, December 22, 2015: OPEN 2PM - 7PM

Tuesday, December 29, 2015: OPEN 2PM - 7PM

Tuesday, January 5, 2016: OPEN 2PM - 7PM

 

North Park Farmers' Market

Thursday, December 24, 2015: CLOSED

Thursday, December 31, 2015: CLOSED

Thursday, January 7, 2016: OPEN 3PM - 7PM

Vendor 101 Training Workshop

November 22, 2015 - 12:58pm
Author: 
Brijet M.

Ready to get out of the cubicle and bring your product to market?

There are more than 50 weekly farmers markets in San Diego County. Learn how to take your crop, product or idea and become a farmers' market success story.

Farmers Market Vending 101

Experienced market managers and other professionals will answer your questions including:

How do I decide what to sell?
What are the basics of funding my business?
How do I create a brand?
What do I need to know about packaging and labeling?
What kind of equipment do I need and where do I find it?
How do I determine pricing and inventory?
What permits do I need and how do I get them?
Does the Cottage Food law affect my business?
What will it cost to get started?
How do I get accepted and make my product a best seller?
Do I need a website? How do I leverage the power of social media?

 

Professionals on site to answer your questions about Insurance, commercial kitchen space, equipment, marketing and more!

Limited class size. Register here

Fall Events at the North Park Farmers' Market

October 23, 2015 - 12:10pm
Author: 
Lee M.

The leaves aren't the only things that are changing at the North Park Farmers' Market. We've unveiled a brand-new layout, making it easier than ever to find your favorite farmers, stock up on locally made grocery items, enjoy a meal in San Diego's hottest food neighborhood, and shop for holiday gifts. 

We've expanded the market all the way to University Avenue, with farmers lining the east side of the street. Aisles continue down to North Park Way, with more farmers and vendors and ample dining seating in the CVS parking lot. PLUS, we've opened up 2 FULL ROWS of COMPLIMENTARY 1-HOUR PARKING for NPFM shoppers. 

Over the next few weeks, we've got loads of events for kids and adults. Check them out (and print off a copy for you fridge at the link below. 

 

NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET FALL EVENTS

 

See you at the market!

Little Artists Win Big at the North Park Farmers' Market

June 10, 2015 - 10:18am
Author: 
Lee M.

The North Park Farmers' Market is your fun, food-focused, family-friendly headquarters this summer. Explore nature's bounty every Thursday from 3PM-7PM on Herman Ave. between University and North Park Way & in the CVS parking lot. Shop for the freshest produce, meat, cheese, honey, eggs, and flowers, enjoy live music and amazing cuisine from our prepared food vendors, and keep kids engaged with these Market Activities:

For our youngest shoppers:

  • Help your child identify shapes and colors.
  • Count the number of different fruits and vegetables on display at a given booth.
  • Visit the North Park Library booth on the first Thursday of every month (July 2, August 6, September 3) for kid-focused activities.

 

As age-appropriate:

  • Encourage your child/ren to take a more active role in the shopping process to learn about money/making change.
  • Is your child an aspiring chef? What recipes have they come up with?
  • Does your child have an idea for a business? What can they learn from the market/vendors?

 

 

*UPDATED* We're Rockin' and Rollin' During "Bike Month"

May 8, 2015 - 10:03am
Author: 
Lee M.

*UPDATE* From SANDAG (MAY 14, 2015): "Bike to Work Day postponed to May 29
Due to heavy rains and thunderstorms forecast for the greater San Diego region tomorrow, which could create unsafe bike riding conditions across the county during the morning and afternoon commutes, SANDAG announced on May 14, 2015, that Bike to Work Day activities will be rescheduled from Friday, May 15, to Friday, May 29, 2015."
MORE

The North Park Farmers’ Market (Thursdays, 3-7PM on Herman Ave. between University & North Park Way) celebrates San Diego’s cycling community during “National Bike Month” this May. There’s never been a better time to get your ‘fixie fix,’ burning calories while saving money and gas. Whether you’re wheeling into work every morning, or just cruising around the neighborhood, North Park is a great place to put the pedal to the metal…

And then the other pedal…

And then the other pedal… 

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The North Park Farmers' Market now proudly accepts EBT!

February 13, 2015 - 11:05am
Author: 
Brijet M.

The North Park Thursday Farmers' Market is now proudly accepting EBT at the market!

Bring your card to the Information Booth on Herman Avenue and we'll provide you with EBT Scrip Cards you can use at any of our 25+ farm booths and any vendors selling grocery items to take home & eat.

(EBT dollars will not be accepted at non-food or any prepared food to eat on-site booths.)

 

We are proud to offer healthy food options to those using EBT to shop for groceries.
See you at the North Park Farmers' Market every Thursday, year-round, 3pm - 7pm!  

ORANGE YOU GLAD IT'S THURSDAY?

January 28, 2015 - 11:43am
Author: 
Brijet M.

Looking for inspiration after loading up on citrus from the North Park Thursday farmers' market? Check out these sweet and sour ideas:

Blood oranges are very versitile! Buy salmon from Sakura Seafoods for this Salmon & Blood Orange Salsa and use the extra oranges to make these sweet dessert bars. Stock up on your favorite citrus from Smit Farms for this citrus salad (drizzle with honey from Meljess Bees for added flavor). After stirring up some citrus-ade, try dehydrating R&L Farm's grapefruits, limes and lemons! You can use dehydrated citrus to flavor The Loose Leaf's teas and your favorite soups, or use for crafts and decorations.

Great Things Come from Prickly Plants!

January 21, 2015 - 11:04am
Author: 
Kristen

Have you ever tried Dragon Fruit (also known as pitaya) before? Now you can when you welcome our newest farmer, Gerwig Avocado Ranch at the North Park Farmers' Market! This prickly plant is crunchy like a pear, and sweet like a kiwi. (Learn how to pick the ripe one and prepare it here!)

GO GREEN IN 2015 AND CELERY-BRATE!

December 31, 2014 - 11:39am
Author: 
Kristen G.

Start your 2015 the right way with help from the North Park Farmers' Market!

With fresh, local produce you can make this your healthiest year yet! Try this refreshing Avocado Celery salad with celery from Suzie's Farm, cucumbers from Valdivia Farms, and ripe avocados from Paradise Valley Ranch (add flavorful Hopkins AG almonds and tangerine slices from Smit Farms to kick it up a notch).

Be sure to use that left over celery, avocado, and cucumber for this detoxifying smoothie!

See you this Thursday starting at 3pm on Herman Ave!