NOTICE: Our markets are OPEN!

4 of our markets remain open for your fresh produce needs.

To ensure the safety of you and our farmers’ market vendors, the following precautionary measures have been put in place:

  1.  Shop at a safe distance – Market managers will be enforcing the 6ft rule to all customers in attendance
  2.  No sampling
  3.  Do not touch or pick up produce
  4.  Use automatic hand sanitizer stations
  5.  Do not linger. Purchase your delicious local produce and return home to eat, cook and enjoy

We are so happy to see you continuing to support our open markets, but please keep the safety of yourself and the safety of others your first priority. 

4 of our wonderful markets remain open at this time. Click below to  see hours and locations.
Saturday Afternoons, Arroyo Grande
Saturday Mornings, San Luis Obispo
Thursday Afternoons, Morro Bay
Wednesday Mornings, Arroyo Grande

Thursday Evening, San Luis Obispo *cancelled until further notice

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April Crops

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

Honey
Oranges
Asparagus
Beets – red and gold
Spinach
Carrots
Microgreens
Cabbage
Celery
Cilantro
Snap Peas
Artichokes
Swiss Chard
Radishes
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Homemade Jams

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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.

Food comes from farms. Next time you're shopping at one of our open markets, be sure to thank a farmer (from a safe distance). And thank all of you for continuing to support our markets!

Markets this week:
Thursday afternoon in Morro Bay 2-4:30pm
Saturday morning in San Luis Obispo 8-10:45am
Saturday afternoon in Arroyo Grande 12-2:30pm

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Happy Monday! We have a week of markets ahead of us, which means more fresh produce for your home cooking. To ensure the safety of you and our farmers' market vendors, the following precautionary measures have been put in place:

- Shop at a safe distance. All market managers will be enforcing the 6ft rule to all customers and vendors in attendance
- No sampling allowed
- Do not touch or pick up of the produce, the farmers will safely provide it to you

Feel free to use the automatic hand sanitizer stations set up throughout each market. We are happy to see you continue to shop at our open markets, but please do not linger. Purchase your delicious local produce and return home to eat, cook and enjoy.
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Need some fresh air AND some fresh veggies? Visit the Sat. morning market in SLO 8-10:45 in the World Market parking lot of AG 12-2:30 in the village. We’ll be there...armed with hand sanitizer ☺️ ...

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Did you know farmers’ markets are an “essential business” and remain open even during a shelter-at-home order? That’s right!

We’re in Morro Bay today 2-4:30 with plentiful produce available. But please take precautions - not touching produce and keeping your distance if you attend.
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