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Hi. The County of San Diego Farm Bureau lists 47 different Farmers Markets within the County of San Diego. There is one happening somewhere every day of the week, (even on Monday there is one, at the Welk Village in Escondido). Here is a link to Kirk's (2007) post about the Sunday Hillcrest Farmers Market, which has within it a link to his other (2005) post and this stop at the Little Italy Farmers Market where he was last month.
Since I live in Santee, I definitely show up at "mine" most often, although I have made it a point to shop at at least on Farmer's Market a week for the last year, as part of my 2009 New Year Resolution. So, I tend to stop when I see one is happening somewhere I happen to be driving. Many of the vendors move from one to the other (hence, Monday is almost day off for some) and some vendors are "Uni"que.
When you park in the abandoned school parking lot in Santee (that's what they call it-the school was razed years ago) and walk toward the market, you see the craft vendors first.
You can see there were only a few Fruit and Vegetable vendors set up on this Wednesday.
The mostly locally grown produce is cut up so you can sample it, at most of the vendor booths.
When my garden's tomatoes have stopped producing, I can still get some nice ones here.
Sometimes I crave radishes, and these white ones were excellent.
As were these baby squash.
Some with blossoms. (All the baby squash and blossomed squash were $5/lb; we had a delightful meal of cheese stuffed fried blossoms a few weeks ago).
This past Wednesday it was raining and not as many vendors were set up. Citrus is in season. (The funny looking oranges on the left are Italian Blood Oranges).
So are English peas, which The Mister and I eat straight from the shell, raw.
There are several food vendors here usually- tamales, hummus, fresh breads, honey, jams and a few others. But that area (East end) is not as popular as at other (weekend) Farmers Markets.
If you are driving by and see a Farmers Market, do stop. You never know what you may find...
The San Diego County Farm Bureau Website