Little Italy Farmer’s Market

On the first day of my trip to San Diego, I had the opportunity to explore the Little Italy Farmer’s Market. This was no ordinary farmer’s market…this was the most beautiful and extensive farmer’s market I have ever seen! The Little Italy Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 8am-2pm, and features various food carts, street food, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, and much more. There were about 5 blocks of town that were blocked off to traffic, and vendors set up large white tents bordering the San Diego bay to sell their unique products. The weather was absolutely perfect!

I tried some wonderful homemade foods, and learned a lot about the food culture in San Diego. Did you know that avocados are one of the most popular produce items in the area? Also, the seafood in San Diego is literally straight from the fisherman’s boat, and sea urchins are a popular dish at the farmer’s market and on restaurant menus. Although I was all for adventure during my trip, I couldn’t bring myself to try a sea urchin!

Check out some of the fabulous photos that I took while visiting the Farmer’s Market. These photos display a good representation of the local foods available on the west coast…so much different from what is available in North Carolina! That is what is so inspiring about studying food and nutrition-you see new things everywhere you go!

There were an abundance of CSA's available to customers!

A coffee shop turned into a food cart...how original!

 
 

Ever heard of a calamansi? It's a popular local fruit, known as the "lemon of the Phillipines"

"Locally grown" produce stands populated the market streets

 

Do you have any local food pictures that you took while on vacation? If so, I would love for you to post or describe them here!

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