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Jul 26, 2010 08:15 AM

Vegetable stands in and around Oxnard?

I am new to Oxnard (Channel Islands Harbor area) and although the Sunday Farmer's Market here is great, it's pricey and only on Sundays. I see a lot of roadside vegetable stands driving around town, but I can't find a listing of them or any reviews anywhere.

Anyone know of anything like this, or have any recommendations for stands with great produce?

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  1. drove through there a few weeks ago the stands I stopped at were on the down side of PH. It seemed like they catered a lot to Hispanic taste for tropical fruits that were, of course, imported. The stand operators knew the provenance of the local produce (which was prominently displayed out front). The cherries from near Fresno, the corn from Camarillo, both real good and well priced.

    1. There is a farmers market in downtown on Thursdays from 9am-1pm as well. The Red Barn on Victoria is a local favorite. For strawberries, Central Avenue just off the 101 and Central and Rice. McGrath Family Farms is wonderful and organic too.

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      1. re: OxnardCVB

        Thanks everyone. I'm going to go shopping tomorrow

        1. re: sheckylovejoy

          I often go to the stand across from McGrath on Central but, N side of the freeway. Look for these same stands to be full next spring for strawberry season. This is the vortex. When you have a free day, drive from Central down to Hwy 126 E through Fillmore. Many more fruit/vege stands. Also you can check out Underwood family farms. The Somis location still has the sign "pick your own blueberries" - I drive by daily 'cuz I work in Camarillo but, live in Santa Clarita.

        2. re: OxnardCVB

          At the end of April last year, I stopped by McGrath Family Farm's roadside stand on my way north. The perfume of the strawberries was quite potent even outside the small structure. At that time of the year, they were picking Seascapes. The three baskets of organic berries perfumed my car for the ride home. I also bought some rainbow chard.

        3. The Sat farmers mkt is downtown Ventura is one of the best in the area. Great variety and good quality; you can see some restaurant chefs there, checking things out.