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Farmer's Market

  • Farmer's Market Farmer's Market
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700 Higuera St (at downtown), San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 93406

Large outdoor market in downtown San Luis Obispo. Fresh local produce, food, and live entertainment. There is also a farmers market at Madonna and Dalido on Saturdays 7am-12pm. Open Thu 6:00am-9:00pm. year-round.

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First Review by bianchina

Over 20+ years and just as amazing as ever! - Edit

I've been attending this farmers market since I was a little girl. They have the best fruit and vegetables and you can find vegetarian and vegan treats being sold fresh and hot from the various stands. Raw nuts can also be purchased. Last time I was there they even had bike valet ;-) It can be busy and full due to its enormous popularity. Its an ideal place to find California's best and freshest produce!

Pros: Lots of options, Fresh, Vegan friendly

Cons: Full, Only held once a week, Mostly cash only


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first half is good - Edit

Honestly there is A LOT of meat at the farmers market. That's in the second half. But the first half just focuses on produce, and it's amazing! I also really like the atmosphere and bands playing. Just try to enjoy the produce and avoid the meat heavy parts


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Beautiful produce and a vegan stall or two - Edit

Yes, there are a few places selling charred dead body parts here, but they are all clustered at one end of the market, so I just skipped around them (careful to walk up-wind of them!) and continued on. There is a lot of beautiful fresh produce here, I ate a huge amount of the sweetest strawberries ever!! So delicious. Also, the vegan cafe in town, Bliss, does a stall here serving mains and sweets. There's another stall called the Hommus Factory selling all kinds of flavoured hommus variations, plus prepared chickpeas, pitas, chips and more, nearly all vegan (all vegetarian). There's stalls selling roasted corn, and you can select vegan items from the choice of toppings. I'm sure if you asked in other food stalls, more vegan items would turn up.

Pros: great for raw fooders or self caterers, at least 2 veggie stalls with yummy food, atmosphere

Cons: billowing smoke from roasted dead bodies


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  Contributions +195

Why is this listed here?? - Edit

The San Luis Obispo downtown Thursday evening Farmers Market is really more of a block party, and truthfully, it is really geared to and promoting - yikes.....BarBeCue.....aaarrrrggghhh.
It's true, there is some kind of history in the town with barbecue, I wasn't listening much when the local I queried about the number of flesh fires excitedly explained. But, this is still a fun event. A Band, non-profit groups, lots of food vendors beyond the barbecue folks, even a few veggie and one or two vegan items available, but you have to hunt for them. Also, farmers, though they seemed to be outnumbered by the info, food vendor, and Cal-Poly booths.
I've yet to go to the Saturday FM. Next time i'm in town.

Pros: Outdoor free block party

Cons: meat core, hard to navigate


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