Guide To Orange County Farmers Markets

A visit to a Farmers Market is more than just an opportunity to pick up the best in local and fresh produce and specialty foods. It’s an opportunity to take a walk, catch some rays, listen to music and learn about your community, or even a community across town. Check out this list of Farmers Markets in Orange County where you will certainly find a Farmers Market near you on a day of the week that works for you. (Remember these markets usually run rain or shine too – so no excuses!). Also, be sure to download this Southern California crop calendar so you know when your favorite produce is in its prime.

Tuesdays…
…in Irvine
If you haven’t been to Historic Ranch at Irvine you’ll want to stop by this Tuesday affair at least once - on-site, the ranch harvests organic lemons, oranges and avocado in their organic orchards.
[Where: Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch, 13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine, CA 92602]
When: 9am – 1pm

…in Brea
Make your Tuesdays a very green day by getting around town on Brea’s trolly system (which is free during lunch!) and buying fresh and local at Brea’s downtown market.
[Where: Birch St & Madrona Ave, Brea, CA 92821]
When: 4pm – 8pm

…in Dana Point
About 20 farmers rally together on Tuesdays to bring the community fresh produce in a very quaint setting.
[Where: Pacific Coast Hwy & Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92692]
When: 9am - 1pm

Wednesdays…
…in Tustin
For whatever reason, there seems to be a plethora of breweries (Tustin Brewing Co, Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co, Pal's Brewing Co, BJs, Deans Brothers Brewing Co) in close proximity to the Tustin Farmers Market. You know what that means…you can top off a day strolling the market on a sunny OC morning with a cold one for lunch.
[where: El Camino Real & 3rd Street, Tustin, CA 92780]
When: 9am - 1pm

…in Fullerton
Not only is the Fullerton Farmers Market large, but it’s also old – which would make it a wise choice for a Wednesday visit to the market. And attention students: do yourself a favor and make mom proud, by grabbing some fresh greens for dinner tonight – we’re sure you are lacking your vitamins.
[Where: 450 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832]
When: 8:30am - 1:30pm

…in San Juan Capistrano
The vendors at this market make sure to bring unique foods – if you are looking for something special, makes sure you stop by.
[Where: Yorba St & Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675]
When: 3pm - 7pm

Thursdays…
…in Costa Mesa
As if you're not already in this 'hood shopping at South Coast Plaza!
Where: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626]
When: 9am - 1pm

…in Orange
Peruse the vendors at the market then peruse the shops in Village at Orange – where you’ll conveniently be able to check off a few more items on your ‘to do’ list.
[Where: The Village at Orange, 1500 E Village Way, Orange, CA 92865]
When: 9am – 1pm

…in Anaheim
Add a little music to a Farmers Market and you got a party, right? Well, maybe not a party – but definitely an occasion. The Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market is the perfect lunch spot for those looking to escape the office – grab a piece of fruit and some prepared food and settle down to some tunes.
[Where: 205 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805]
When: 9am - 1:30pm

…in Fullerton (again)
Students, seriously, take note – this is your last chance this week to get your greens in Fullerton.
[Where: Wilshire Ave & Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832]
When: 4pm - - 8:30pm

Fridays…
…in Laguna Hills
You can bring your horse!
[Where: Laguna Hills Mall parking lot, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92653]
When: 9am – 1pm

…in Huntington Beach
Surf, sun and sweet produce!
[Where: Pier Plaza, Main St & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648]
When: 1pm - 5pm

Saturdays …
…in Laguna Beach
Step 1 - Bring your swimsuit, Step 2 - buy a picnic lunch at the market, Step 3 – Hunker down on the beach. Step 4 – relax, now this is the real OC!
[Where: 384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651]
When: 8am – 12pm

…in Yorba Linda
Never fear north Orange County residents, Yorba Linda hosts a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday. No need to head to the coast (unless of course you want to).
[Where: Main St & Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, CA 92866]
When: 9am - 1pm

…in Corona del Mar
What could be better than a Saturday stroll through the market in idyllic Corona del Mar? Be careful what you wish for though: One glance down Inspiration Point and you may never want to leave, but you may not be able to afford to stay either!
[Where: Pacific Coast Highway & Marguerite Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625]
When: 9am – 1pm

…in Irvine (again)
Located near UCI Take a tour of the campus and the shops then grab some home-grown grub at the Farmers Market.
[Where: Campus Dr & Bridge Rd, Irvine, CA 92612]
When: 8am – 12pm

Sundays…
…in Laguna Niguel
The Laguna Niguel Farmers Market takes place at Plaza da la Paz shopping center – so you can take a cue from Old School and plan a nice little Sunday with a visit to the market followed by a visit to Home Depot for some wallpaper.
[Where: Plaza de la Paz, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677]
When: 9am - 1pm

…in San Clemente
The San Clemente Farmers Market is the perfect market for those looking for a lazy Sunday activity – you could lose yourself for hours browsing the vendors of this large and diverse market.
[Where: 200 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672]
When: 9am – 1pm

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