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Orange County Farmers Market Guide

April 4, 2011 8:02 PM

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You don’t have to span the globe for exotic produce when the freshest fruits and veggies are found right here in your own backyard. Check out the best of Orange County’s farmers markets every day of the week.

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Thursdays 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fullerton Market

Fullerton Museum Plaza

125 E. Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Located at the Downtown Plaza, adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center, the market offers farm-fresh produce, flowers, fresh-baked breads, and an outdoor beer garden. Bring the entire family out for live entertainment, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Visitors can tour the Fullerton Museum Center for just $2 on market days on the first Thursday of the month.

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Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm

Yorba Linda Farmers Market

Imperial Hwy and Main St
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
619 279-0032
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Located in Old Town, the weekly farmers market features natural and organic produce, fresh meats, handmade farmstead cheeses, free range eggs and poultry. Come out to meet local crafters, food vendors and certified farmers.

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Wednesdays 9 am to 1 pm

Tustin Certified Farmers’ Market

El Camino Real & E. 3rd St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-0374
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Run by the Orange County Farm Bureau, here is where you’ll find farmers selling organic and conventional produce grown locally. Be sure to check out the selection of local honey, eggs, flowers, fish, nuts, breads, and roasted corn. The market features a craft section and visitors can enjoy a selection of cooked food including tamales, chicken, and beef dishes.

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Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Laguna Niguel Farmers Market

Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center

On the Corner of La Paz and Pacific Park
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
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Located adjacent to the Henry’s you’ll find locally grown organic and conventional produce as well as fresh cheeses, breads, and free-range eggs. Be sure to check out specialty foods from local vendors including fresh pastas and baked goods.

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Sundays 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m

Orange County Great Park

Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, California 92618
(866) 829-3829
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Orange County’s sole Metropolitan Park offers a weekly farmers market where visitors can shop for fresh, seasonal produce, breads, flowers, and goods from local artisans. Be sure to check the calendar for themed markets and cooking demonstrations. On the first Sunday of each month, visitors will enjoy live poetry readings and local college students will demonstrate and teach the art and sport of badminton. The market also features a rotating lineup of gourmet food trucks.

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Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Huntington Beach

Pier Plaza (Street at Pacific Coast Highway
(714) 536-2213
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The scenic open air market coincides with the city’s local art fair and features locally grown produce and fresh-cut flowers. Visitors can also shop over 50 craft vendors selling unique, hand-made items including clothing, photography, original artwork and more.

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Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Irvine Farmers Market

Irvine Ranch Historic Park

13042 Old Myford Road
Irvine, CA
(714) 573-0374
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As one of the world’s greatest producers of Valencia oranges, it seems fitting that they should host a weekly farmers market. The park was once a working farm and still houses an entire grove of avocado trees. The original farmhouse, which burned down, was rebuilt to replicate the original and has since been made into a public library. The weekly market features conventional and organic produce grown locally as well as organic breads, fish, and tamales.

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Thursdays 12pm – 7 pm

Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers Market & Craft Fair

205 Center Street Promenade
South of Lincoln Ave and east of Harbor Blvd at the intersection of Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-3586
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Enjoy live entertainment while perusing fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts in Downtown Anaheim. The open air market features 50 international gourmet foods, California-Certified produce, and a selection of art, crafts, and gifts. Rolling Sushi, one of Orange County’s most eco-friendly food trucks, is set to make regular appearances at the market.

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Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dana Point Farmer’s Market

La Plaza Park

Pacific Coast Highway, north of Golden Lantern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 573-5033

Every Saturday, twenty vendors and growers come together in Dana Point to offer organic produce, nuts, fresh baked breads, home made tamales, locally made honey, and fresh cut flowers. Why not pick up some snacks for a picnic at the beach just minutes away?

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Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m.

San Juan Capistrano Farmers Market

El Camino Real and Yorba Lane

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(858) 272-7054
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Enjoy a family evening out in historic San Juan Capistrano. Visitors can peruse fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from 30 vendors at the market.

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Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m .

Ladera Ranch Farmers Market

Town Green

At the corner of Sienna Parkway and Mercantile Way
28801 Sienna Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(760) 741-3763

Drawing over 500 visitors each week, the local farmers market features fresh, certified, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, flowers, and honey. In addition, visitors can shop for home-made cheese and fresh baked goods.

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Thursdays 9 am to 1 pm

Costa Mesa Farmers Market

Orange County Fairgrounds

88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 573-0374
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Visit the Orange County Fairgrounds during the fair’s off-peak season for a selection of California-certified, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Be sure to check out the weekly line up of gourmet food trucks while you’re visiting the market.

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