Little Italy in San Diego is a cute, hip neighborgood with a lot of artisan restaurants and delicious Italian food. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cedar street from Kettner to Front streetsare taken over by the Little Italy Farmers Market.
This market is by far my favorite farmers market in San Diego. It’s huge! There is an overwhelming abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits and local foods. I picked up two different varieties of zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus and broccoli in addition to a container of panang curry. I took home the ingredients, picked some basil from my porch plant and put together the most delicious, locally grown homemade vegetarian curry over brown rice. It was to die for.
I also picked up a couple mini pumpkins to add some fall festivity to my home. One of my favorite parts of a farmers market are all the beautiful flowers and with their reasonable prices I always pick a bunch when I visit. There’s just something about having fresh pretty flowers in my home that puts a smile on my face.
There were a ton of cheese vendors at the Little Italy farmers market offering delicious samples. I wanted so badly to take some home, but I knew I’d be walking around for a few more hours and didn’t want to risk it. I did pick up a couple small loafs of artisan breads. I would recommend transferring them to air tight containers or plastic bags as soon as you get home, or using them that same day. I waited two days and mine were hard. Very sad.
I recommend anyone looking to stock up on locally grown fresh fruits and veggies should venture downtown on your next free Saturday to shop the Little Italy Farmers Market