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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Orange County Farmers Markets

August 3, 2022
Farmers Markets In Orange County

Our list of Farmers Markets in Orange County is arranged in alphabetical order by city. There are farmers markets almost every day of the week and in nearly every city in the county. Head out for some fresh air and find fresh, local fruits and vegetables and hand made goods direct from local vendors.

10 Reasons to Shop Orange County’s Farmers’ Markets

  1. Farmers Market Fun for the Whole Family: Farmers markets are a great way to stock up on fresh local produce, but they can be a fun family outing too. Have a scavenger hunt and give your kids a list of things to shop.
  2. Discover New Foods: You’ll find plenty of the standard fare but you’ll also find items you may not have enjoyed yet.
  3. Enjoy the Entertainment: Some farmers markets offer more than shopping. You may find anything from live music and dancing to activities for kids, like stories, crafts, or visiting animals.
  4. Taster Real Flavors: The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. No long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage.
  5. Support Family Famers: Directly supports family farms that are part of the community rather than large grocery chains.
  6. Connect with Your Community: Shoppers get to know the people who are growing/producing their food and other patrons at the markets.
  7. Discover the Spice of Life and Hard-To-Find: A larger diversity of produce is available at farmers’ markets. You’ll find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in an average supermarket
  8. Protect the Environment: Produce at farmers’ markets travels a shorter distance from the field to the plate and has a smaller carbon footprint
  9. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas: Farmers, ranchers, and artisans are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling.
  10. It’s Good for Your Health: Produce and foods found in farmers markets are minimally processed and often grown without using pesticides, antibiotics, or genetic modification

Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

  • Know your seasons and what kind of fruits and vegetables to expect.
  • Plan meals ahead of time
  • Bring small cash and bills
  • Bring big bags, baskets or even a cooler
  • Go early for the best produce and to avoid the crowds
  • Go late for end of day discounts
  • Go often
  • Talk to the farmers and learn about their products
  • Buy in bulk
  • Buy more than just produce
  • Try hyper-local varieties
  • Do a walk-through first
  • Opt for whole vegetables
  • Try before you stock up
  • Take your kids

Aliso Viejo Certified Farmers Market

Aliso Viejo Town Center
Corner of Aliso Creek Road and Enterprise
Saturdays from 8AM – 1PM
Shop for fresh local produce, honey, baked goods, tamales, hummus, yogurts and more. Located in the movie theater parking lot.

Anaheim Downtown Farmers Market and Craft Fair

Center Street Promenade
Downtown Anaheim
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visitors will find vendors with avocados, citrus, and a variety of fruits and vegetables plus honey and other agricultural goods. There are also business vendors, craft booths and vendors, and dining booths and vendors including Zen Tea, The Poisoned Apples, Me Gusta Tamales, Jav’s BBQ and more.

Anaheim Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market

Anaheim Medical Center
3440 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim
Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In an effort to bring healthy choices to the community, Kaiser Permanente hosts a weekly, year-round farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers and vendors. The market is held across from the parking structure.

Brea Farmers Market

Brea Place
135 S. State College Blvd., Brea
Thursdays from 3PM to 7PM
Just re-opened in April 2022, the Brea Farmers Market is back to offer fresh local fruit and veggies, many other food items, and vendors. Open every Thursday!

Buena Park Downtown Farmers Market

Sears Parking Lot Downtown Buena Park
8150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Buena Park Downtown Farmers Market can be found in the Sears parking lot at the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Stanton Avenue. The weekly, year round market offers Certified California Grown fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-cooked food vendors, and gourmet specialty foods available for purchase. There are also arts, crafts and jewelry vendors and local musicians for entertainment while you shop.

Corona Del Mar Farmers Market

Pacific Coast Highway and Marguerite
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Corona Del Mar Farmers Market is a large parking lot market with fresh produce from eight different farms. Shoppers will find a large selection of other vendors here too including products like fresh fish, beef and  sausage, breads, olive oil & balsamic vinegar, fresh mushrooms and truffle oils, pistachios, almonds, hand-crafted soaps, French market baskets, herbs and succulents, and flowers. Vendors with fresh prepared foods include kettle corn, tamales, juices, several varieties of homemade salsa, different types of pesto, Italian pastas and sauces, and dessert items.

Costa Mesa Farmers Market at the OC Fair

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa – Lot D (near Pacific Amphitheatre)
Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free admission & parking; enter at Gate 3.
Shop local at the OC Farm Bureau certified farmers market featuring fresh produce, flowers, fish, honey, and more. There are also vendors who sell hot lunch foods including tamales, tacos, and burritos.

Costa Mesa Farmers Market at SoCo

SoCo at the OC Mix
3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SoCo at the OC Mix hosts a year-round farmers market every Saturday with over 30 vendors. Shoppers will enjoy fresh produce and a variety of other foods and goods available for purchase. Visitors will also find free balloon animals for the kids, free knife sharpening, and live music, plus free pet sitting on the last Saturday of every month.

Cypress Farmers Market

Cottonwood Church Parking Lot
Corner of Katella and Lexington
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Cypress farmers market offers certified locally grown fruits and vegetables plus eggs, fresh baked bread, fresh hummus, honey, award-winning tamales, salsa, essential oils, houseplants, and more. The Cypress farmers market is a year-round weekly event.

Dana Point Farmers Market

La Plaza Park
Pacific Coast Highway and Golden Lantern
34111 La Plaza, Dana Point
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Dana Point Certified Farmers Market offers farm-fresh produce, artisanal breads, eggs, crafts, prepared foods and more. Vendors include Gourmet Tamales, Backyard Mary Bloody Mary Mix, Nature’s Nectar Juices, Julian Apple Pies and more. Craft vendors include Bella’s Treasures, Giggling Ninja, Natural Paradise OC, and many more.

Fountain Valley Farmers Market

Mile Square Park
16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Market located at Freedom Hall in Mile Square Park
Fridays from 9am – 1pm (Rain or Shine)
This new in 2021 Farmers market comes to Fountain Valley’s Mile Square Park. Come out and shop and support this new local market. Located at Freedom Hall near Euclid and Edinger.

Fullerton Farmers Market

Fullerton Community Center
340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton
Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The weekly year-round Fullerton farmers market is believed to be the oldest farmers market in Orange County and offers fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, fish, flowers, plants, nuts, bread and more. Farmers and vendors come from as far away as Fresno to offer their products to Fullerton locals.

Fullerton Downtown Market

Downtown Fullerton
125 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton
Thursdays 4:30PM – 8:30PM
April 7 through August 25

Fullerton’s seasonal market is open from April through August and showcases a variety of farmers, vendors, crafters, and more. Later in the season, the event will include a beer and wine garden, additional hot food vendors, and live musical entertainment.

Garden Grove Farmers Market

Historic Main Street
Between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway
Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Historic Main Street Garden Grove farmers market offers certified California grown fruits and vegetables, plus a variety of gourmet specialty foods. Arts, crafts and jewelry from local vendors are also available for purchase.  Local musicians are on site to provide live entertainment for shoppers.

Huntington Beach Peter’s Landing Farmers Market

Peter’s Landing
16400 Pacific Coast Highway
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Peter’s Landing farmers market and craft fair takes place year round every week. Shoppers will enjoy fresh produce from vendors as well as other fresh made gourmet food products to purchase. There is also a selection of  arts, crafts and clothing vendors, and food vendors serving delicious meals made on the spot including pizza, tacos and teriyaki bowls. There is live entertainment and they often have pony rides and a petting zoo for the kids.

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Farmers Market

Pier Plaza
Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Fridays from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Pier Plaza farmers market is held every Friday year round (no farmers market during July when the Surfing Competition is in town). Shoppers will find a selection of vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, beef jerky, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and more. The event is held at the same time as the Art Afaire so there are also many artists and craft vendors offering gifts, jewelry, clothing, and many other handmade goods for sale.

Huntington Beach Surf City Nights Farmers Market

Downtown Huntington Beach
Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The weekly Surf City Nights Farmers Market and Street Fair is a popular local event. Three blocks of Main Street closes to traffic and fills with pedestrians shopping for goods and produce from local vendors. There are also food booths, live entertainment, and kids activities like bounce houses and giant inflatable slides. There are parking structures and metered parking near the event.

Irvine Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market

Kaiser Irvine Medical Center
6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente brings healthy choices directly to the medical center by hosting a weekly farmers market with local vendors offering fresh fruit, vegetables, and other offerings. The year-round market is held in front of the medical office building.

Irvine Regional Park Farmers Market

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange
Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Irvine Regional Park Farmers Market in the city of Orange is a year-round weekly event that offers shoppers free entry to the park during the farmers market hours, so long as you’re shopping at the market. There are several vendors offering a variety of products including fresh produce, beef jerky, roasted peanuts, hummus, honey, and sauces. The farmers market will be closed during rainy weather.

Irvine Great Park Farmers Market

The Orange County Great Park
8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Great Park farmers market offers certified fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables including some grown at the Great Park, handcrafted artisan products, and a selection of gourmet food trucks. Visit the Farm + Food Lab to get home gardening tips from UCCE Master Gardeners. They often have children’s gardening workshops during the farmers market.

Irvine Mariners Church Farmers Market

5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine
Saturdays from 8 – 12 (Rain or Shine)
Pick up your fresh produce, eggs, honey, local-made products and much more at this weekly walkthrough farmers market at Mariners Church. This large farmers market offers plenty of vendors with lots of variety, and some Yelp! users rate this one of the best farmers markets in OC. The parking lot is located at Bonita Canyon Drive & Turtle Ridge.

Ladera Ranch Farmers Market

28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Sundays from 9am – 1pm (Rain or Shine)
Includes farmers, cottage producers, food trucks and craft vendors selling food and products you can’t find at stores. The produce is grown locally using sustainable methods to reduce climate impact – much is organic. The small batch specialty producers make their products nearby using only the highest quality ingredients. Food trucks are on site selling breakfast and lunch items.

Laguna Beach Farmers Market

The Lumberyard Parking Lot
521 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The weekly year-round Laguna Beach farmers market features more than 40 vendors offering fresh-picked produce, flowers, local honey, nuts, bread, homemade delicacies, coffee, empanadas and more. This farmers market is a local favorite!

Laguna Hills Mall Farmers Market

Village at Laguna Hills
24200 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills
Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Laguna Hills Mall farmers market is held in the West end parking lot near the West main entrance to the mall in front of the old JC Penny. Vendors offer fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and more.

Laguna Niguel/Aliso Viejo Farmers Market

Plaza de La Paz Shopping Center
27271 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel
Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Laguna Niguel/Aliso Viejo farmers market is a weekly event that offers a selection of fresh fruits, vegetables (there is a vendor that sells Asian vegetables), nuts, and honey. There are also stands offering tamales and baked goods at this farmers market.

La Habra Senior Farmers Market

341 Hillcrest Street, La Habra
Tuesdays from 9AM to 11AM
This weekly farmers market is for seniors only, ages 60 and over. The food distribution program offers fresh produce and meats, bread and cheese, and many other perishable and non-perishable items.

Lake Forest Farmers Market 

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, CA
Wednesday Nights from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free for vendors and participants, booths are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to one of each type of vendor. Features local, handmade produce and products.

La Palma Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market

La Palma Medical Office
5 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma
Every other Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The year-round Kaiser La Palma Farmers Market is held every other Friday on the south side of the medical building in the parking lot. Local vendors offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and more.

Mission Viejo Farmers Market On The Ranch

Pavillion Park
2 Tierno, Rancho Mission Viejo
First Saturday of the Month from 10AM – 1PM
Shop the Farmers Market on the Ranch for fresh produce, eggs, fresh flowers, baked goods, gifts, and much more. Open the first Saturday of every month. Food trucks are also available on site to buy food and there will occasionally be live music. 

Newport Beach Pier Farmers Market

Newport Beach Pier
104 Mc Fadden Place, Newport Beach
Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy the ocean breeze as you shop for certified locally-grown vegetables and fruits. Shoppers will also find flowers, artisan foods, hot-food vendors, and hand-making artists with goods available for purchase.

Newport Beach Lido Marina Village

Reports show that this Farmers Market is no longer happening. 

Lido Marina Village
3434 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA
Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The closed streets of Lido Marina Village features vendors offering fruit, vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, bread, juice, and more. One hour of complimentary parking in parking structure, plus an additional two free hours with a purchase from Lido Marina Village shops or restaurants.

Orange Farmers Market

Chapman University’s Becket Building
303 W. Palm Avenue, Orange
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The weekly year-round Orange Home Grown farmers market is located in Old Town Orange and features produce, honey, cheese and other products from local farmers. Shoppers will also find a variety of other vendors offering sauces, teas, breads, plants, and much more.

Placentia Farmers Market

Placentia Town Center
130 E. Yorba Linda Boulevard, Placentia
Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Placentia farmers market is a weekly year round event with over 30 vendors offering a selection of certified produce, various food items, and handmade goods from local crafters. Vendors include Cali Fresh Farm, Bee Ladies Honey, Organic Living Lettuce Farm, Arizona Jack’s Beef Jerky, Old Town Baking Co., OC Doggie Dinners, Terra Nova Soaps, Grace Aprons, Lorris Seasonal Woodcraft and more. Shuttle service is available from various locations.

San Clemente Farmers Market

San Clemente Village
S. Calle Seville and Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The San Clemente Village farmers market is a weekly year round event featuring vendors with fresh produce that are certified and inspected to guarantee the best quality local produce. Shoppers will find a large selection to choose from including flowers, mushrooms, soaps, fresh pasta, pesto, juice, and much more.

San Juan Capistrano Farmers Market

Farmakis Farms
29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For 15 years the San Juan Capistrano farmers market has given locals a place to browse the booths of vendors and shop for a variety of food and goods including produce, nuts, honey, eggs, fresh flowers and more.

Santa Ana DTSA Farmers’ Market *Closed

Santa Ana’s Artists Village
224 E. 3RD ST. Santa Ana CA 92701
2nd St. Promenade in downtown Santa Ana’s Artists Village
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A family-friendly Farmers’ Market looking to serve the amazing community of Downtown Santa Ana.

Seal Beach Farmers Market

Leisure World Shopping Center
13960 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Seal Beach farmers market is located in the parking lot of the shopping center on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster. The small farmers market has a reasonable selection of produce and other fresh goods such as breads, jerky, cakes, tamales, nuts, eggs, and more.

Stanton Farmers Market – Stanton Park

Stanton Park
10660 Western Ave., Stanton
Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Stanton Park farmers market offers farm fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers plus fresh hot foods from one of the many vendors. There are plenty of gourmet specialty foods to enjoy, live music for entertainment, and arts and crafts vendors with handmade goods available to purchase.

Tustin Farmers Market 

Old Town Tustin
245 El Camino Real, Tustin
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Old Town Tustin farmers market is a year round weekly event with approximately 40 vendors. Shoppers will find fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, eggs, flowers, orchids and other plants, fish, nuts, kettle and roasted corn, breads and cakes. There are also vendors offering prepared foods such as tamales and chicken. A few craft vendors are also on site selling handmade goods.

Yorba Linda Farmers Market *Closed

Yorba Linda Public Library
Corner of Imperial and Olinda
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Yorba Linda farmers market is a weekly event that features farm and food vendors as well as artisans. Shoppers will enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as prepared foods such as wood fired pizza. The new, weekly farmers market is sure to grow quickly into a popular local favorite.

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