San Luis Obispo has many shopping options when it comes to buying local. Farmers markets are a great place to shop for local foods as well as handcrafted products. By shopping at these markets you help to support the local economy, eat locally sourced and oftentimes organically grown food, and discover more of your own community. Here are the top farmers markets that take place throughout the week and are located close to our student apartments.
For those with a busy schedule, The Arroyo Grande Farmers Market offers shoppers two market days. The first is Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and the second is Saturday afternoons from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. These markets are in different locations and vendors sell everything from the freshest produce to artisan products.
Just off Highway 1, the Morro Bay Farmers Market is a small community market that happens Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check out the vendors who come from farms near and far to sell their fruits, vegetables, and seasonal goods at this special seaside location.
The biggest market in San Luis Obispo, the Saturday morning market runs from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. With over 60 vendors there are options for everyone to get their hands on locally produced food and handcrafts.
Check out the Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers Market, every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Not only can you find fresh produce to buy for the home, but this market also serves a variety of prepared foods. Enjoy an evening at the market with dinner, live entertainment and a cheerful community atmosphere.
If you are interested in discovering more things to do in the San Luis Obispo area, check out our blog. For questions about our community at The Academy Chorro or to schedule a tour of our student apartments, contact us today!