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San Carlos Farmers Market

JRSD Jul 12, 2012 05:35 PM

I drove past Pershing Middle School the other week and figured it was some event, but apparently there is now a San Carlos Farmers Market on Thursdays from 4-7. Anyone been?

From the sdfarmbureau.org website:

San Diego - San Carlos Certified Farmers' Market
Thursday: 4-7 pm
Pershing Middle School
8204 San Carlos Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Manager: Community Crops
Phone: (619)-279-0032

  1. j
    JRSD Sep 22, 2012 10:19 PM

    Went to the Farmer's Market on Thurs. Had about 4-5 stands selling produce - The Dutch Farmers from Rainbow and a couple of others I didn't recognize; a table from Hilliker Farms with eggs and a table from SD Tofu Dairy (?) that was selling locally made tofu.

    There was also a bakery stand with breads, a cookie stand and a rum cake stand and 6-7 prepared food stands. The fish table had prepared oysters and other shellfish to eat on site, a taco stand also had fruit cups, an Indian food stand had mediocre samosas with good sauce, a stand had kettle corn and shaved ice, a stand had waffles and one had Philippine/Asian food (per their sign).

    Overall it was nice to have a farmer's market close to home but it was definitely not a destination market.

    2 Replies
    1. re: JRSD
      Cathy Sep 23, 2012 05:37 AM

      It is one of the Certified Farmers Markets, where I would rather purchase fruits and vegetables, supporting local small farms and actual Farmers, than one of the 'event' markets, which have fruit and vegetable stands run by sellers who re-sell Produce purchased elsewhere.

      1. re: Cathy
        JRSD Sep 23, 2012 08:01 AM

        My point was that the San Carlos farmer's market does not have the variety of vendors and produce that many of the other certified farmer's markets in SD have.

        As such, I would not suggest that someone travel a significant distance to go there vs. Little Italy, Hillcrest, OB, etc. that are certified and that I would consider as destinations. Not sure if they qualify as 'event' markets or not.

    2. DiningDiva Jul 12, 2012 10:08 PM

      Saw the banner on the fence facing onto Navajo a few weeks ago. Haven't been yet. In fact, I forgot all about it until I saw your post.

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