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. From fresh strawberries to outdoor beer gardens and succulent roses, Orange County carries with it a treasure trove of excellent farmer’s markets. We’ve put together a list of the best ones.
Fullerton Museum Plaza
125 E. Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursdays | 4pm to 8:30pm
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.
Yorba Linda Farmers Market
Imperial Hwy and Main St
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Saturdays | 9am – 1pm
Located in Old Towne Yorba Linda, 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.
Tustin Certified Farmers’ Market
El Camino Real & E. 3rd St.
Tustin, CA 92780
Wednesdays | 9am – 1pm
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.
Laguna Niguel Farmers Market
Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center
On the Corner of La Paz and Pacific Park
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Sundays | 8am to 12pm
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.
Orange County Great Park
Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, California 92618
Sundays | 10am to 2pm
Orange County’s Great 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. It is dog and pet friendly as well.
Pier Plaza (Street at Pacific Coast Highway
Fridays | 12pm to 5pm or dusk
The scenic open air market coincides with the city’s local art fair and features locally grown produce and fresh-cut flowers. Although the Farmers Market in Huntington Beach is one of hundreds throughout California, this one is set apart is held with one of the most secenic locations for shipping. Visitors can also shop over 50 craft vendors selling unique, hand-made items including clothing, photography, original artwork and more.
Irvine Farmers Market
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Rd
Orange, CA 92869
Tuesdays | 9am to 1pm
Featuring vendors with organic produce, artisan bread, specialty nuts, Hispanic and Mediterranean food items vendors and fresh flowers, this farmer’s market is operated by the Orange County Farm Bureau. The park, also includes the Irvine Park Railroad train ride, pony ride, the OC Zoo, playgrounds and more so you can take care of your shopping needs and keep the kids entertained at the same time.
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
Thursdays | 12pm to 7 pm
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.
Dana Point Farmer’s Market
La Plaza Park
Pacific Coast Highway, north of Golden Lantern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
Saturday | 9am to 1pm
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?
San Juan Capistrano Farmers Market
El Camino Real and Yorba Lane
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Wednesdays 3pm to 7pm
Enjoy a family evening out in historic San Juan Capistrano by visiting the Farmers Market. With fresh flowers, produce and specialty foods from 30 vendors at the market, visitors can shop some of the freshest ingredients around.
Ladera Ranch Farmers Market
At the corner of Sienna Parkway and Mercantile Way
28801 Sienna Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Saturdays | 8am to 1pm
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.
Costa Mesa Farmers Market
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursdays 9am to 1pm
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.