Living local is more than just a choice; it’s a way of life. One of the most delightful ways to embrace the essence of life on the Central Coast is by indulging in the abundance of fresh produce that surrounds us. San Luis Obispo County is a treasure trove of flavors, and what better way to savor them than by visiting our vibrant farmers’ markets?
To make your farmers’ market adventures as enjoyable as possible, we’ve organized our list by day and location. Whether you’re a local looking for your neighborhood market or a visitor eager to explore new flavors, our guide has got you covered. Each market offers its own distinctive charm and character. From the bustling streets of Downtown SLO to the serene ambiance of Morro Bay, you’re sure to find a market that suits your preferences.
BY DAY OF THE WEEK
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd & Santa Maria Streets by the Bay
Spring and 12th Street
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Smart & Final Parking Lot
1464 East Grand Avenue
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6505 El Camino Real
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
101 Stimson Ave
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Spencer’s Fresh Markets Parking Lot
2650 Main St
Downtown San Luis Obispo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Higuera Street
1108 Garden St
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (May to August)
410 Front St
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm (closes at 5:00 pm during winter)
1000 Main St
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Downtown Cayucos on Ocean Ave.
12:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Olohan Alley in the Village
300 E Branch St
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
2650 Main St
San Luis Obispo
8:00 am – 10:45 am
World Market/Embassy Suites Parking Lot
325 Madonna Road
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
6th & Crocker Street
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (JUNE to SEPTEMBER)
Ramona Garden Park
993 Ramona Avenue
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
1645 Trilogy Parkway
Why Visit Farmers’ Markets?
San Luis Obispo County is blessed with a climate that allows for year-round cultivation of an astonishing variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and artisanal products. The farmers’ markets in this region are a celebration of this natural abundance. Here are some compelling reasons why you should make visiting these markets a priority:
1. Fresh, Local, and Sustainable: San Luis Obispo County farmers’ markets are a paradise for those who appreciate farm-to-table freshness. You can shop for the finest produce directly from local growers, ensuring that your meals are not only delicious but also sustainable.
2. Support Local Businesses: By shopping at these markets, you contribute to the growth and prosperity of local farmers and artisans. Your purchases support the livelihoods of the people who put their heart and soul into crafting these products.
3. Community Gathering: Farmers’ markets are more than just shopping destinations; they are vibrant community hubs. You can connect with fellow residents, visitors, and vendors who share your passion for fresh, wholesome foods.
4. Discover Unique Delights: From heirloom tomatoes to handcrafted cheeses and artisanal bread, you’ll stumble upon unique treasures that you won’t find in a typical grocery store. These markets are a haven for food enthusiasts and explorers.
Join Us in the Celebration
We invite you to join us in celebrating the vibrant and diverse world of San Luis Obispo County farmers’ markets. Whether you’re on a quest for the freshest ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece or simply seeking a pleasant outing with loved ones, these markets have something for everyone.
As you explore the rich tapestry of flavors, take a moment to connect with the local growers and artisans who make it all possible. Share your market finds and experiences with us on social media using #EnjoySLO – we’d love to hear from you!
Embrace the essence of life on the Central Coast by savoring the flavors of San Luis Obispo County at our beloved farmers’ markets. We hope this comprehensive list enhances your local experience and inspires you to make the most of our community’s vibrant offerings.
From farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to handcrafted goods, let’s explore, indulge, and celebrate the flavors of our beloved SLO County together!