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Pick up a copy at one of our markets or click here to view.

We run five of the many wonderful Farmers’ Markets in this county. Click on any of the links below to see hours and a map of that market’s location.
Saturday Afternoons, Arroyo Grande
Saturday Mornings, San Luis Obispo
Thursday Afternoons, Morro Bay
Thursday Evenings, San Luis Obispo
Wednesday Mornings, Arroyo Grande

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From the Farmers’ Market to Your Table

It’s that time of year when warm, hearty, comfort foods are on our minds. So make a Farmers’ Market your first stop for winter recipes – from stews & soups to tasty pies and casseroles. There’s many varieties of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs  – more than you could imagine (and we could list)! Stop by with your family & friends to a market near your neighborhood and enjoy the quality produce grown by the people in your very own community.

February Crops

See below for a small sampling of seasonal favorites. There are dozens of options and varieties available at your local market now.

Carrots
Microgreens
Cabbage
Oranges: Satsuma Mandarins & Navel
Celery
Swiss Chard
Cilantro
Winter Squash – Butternut, Delicata, Kabocha & more!
Snap Peas
Artichokes
Variety of Apples
Radishes
Leeks
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Olive Oil
Homemade Jams
Vintage Cheeses

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Give the gift of Farmers’ Market!

Gift Card

Gift certificates can be purchased at the following markets:

SLO • Sat, 8-10:45 am
World Market, Embassy Suites lot

Morro Bay • Thurs, 2-4:30 pm
Spencer's Fresh Market lot

Arroyo Grande • Wed, 8:30-11 am
Smart & Final lot

Arroyo Grande • Sat, 12-2:30 pm
Arroyo Grande Village - Olohan Alley

SLO • Thurs, 6-9 pm
Higuera St. / Chorro St. Intersection

Top Ten Reasons Why Shopping at Farmers’ Market is Better

1. A Healthy Lifestyle

Farmers present large colorful displays of just-picked, vine-ripened, and best-tasting produce for thousands of health-minded shoppers every week.

2. Friendly Community

At farmers’ markets, you always see people talking to one another. They enjoy visiting with others–farmers, friends, and new acquaintances–and having a good time. Markets bring community elements together including fishermen, farmers, bakers, and families.

3. Freshness

With few exceptions, produce is brought to market the same day or within a day of picking. That’s fresh! Fresh products are crisp, have good texture, and taste better.

4. Flavor

Fruits like peaches, and produce like strawberries and tomatoes are picked when ripe, not before. Ripened on the tree or vine adds significantly to flavor.

5. Variety

Farmers bring many different varieties of just about every product. Several examples of the variety found the farmers’ market are: Spitzenberg and Braeburn are among the 70 plus apple varieties, Tuscan and Russian are a couple of the different kinds of kale, and lemon and Thai are two of two of the basil types. Variety provides a great healthy way to enrich ones life.

6. Flowers

You simply can not compare the volume, variety, quality, and freshness of flowers at the farmers’ markets with what grocery stores offer. With the exception of greenhouse roses, the types of flowers at the market vary with the season. For example, in February-March there are fantastic tulips, and during the summer there are tuberose, sunflowers, zinnias, and many more.

7. Meet the Farmers

This is really an advantage. Since the person you buy the product from is the farmer, or his/her employee, you can ask anything about the product, for example, where it was grown, what variety it is, if the product was sprayed, and cooking suggestions.

8. Support Family-operated Small Farms

Each stall space is used by a different farm. By shopping at farmers’ markets, you are supporting these family operated small farms.

9. Reduce the Carbon Footprint

Distance produce travels from farm to you via a grocery store is often greater than 1000 miles. Transport to and storage at the store often requires refrigeration, and these result in carbon dioxide emissions. At our farmers’ markets average distance traveled is less than 50 miles and there is no refrigeration or storage. Buying at a farmers’ market results in less carbon dioxide emissions.

10. California Grown

At the farmers’ market you know that all produce sold at our farmers’ markets is grown in California, not Mexico, not China, nor anywhere else in the world.

See what's new at the Farmers' Markets this February.

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Get outside this weekend and enjoy that warmer weather. While you’re at it, how about headin' over to a farmers market and pick up some fresh local produce? Try a new recipe or unique ingredient you’ve never cooked with before. It’s fun, trust us! ...

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Did you know that FREE issues of Edible San Luis Obispo & Wine Country magazine are available each week at 4 of our markets? Pick up the most recent issue at our info table at: Saturday SLO, Arroyo Grande Saturday & Thursday or Morro Bay Thursday. ...

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Check out January News from the SLO County Farmers' Market Association - mailchi.mp/1ae83de9a82e/jan2020-4722797 & visit our website at slocountyfarmers.org/ for more information! ...

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