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Farmers Market

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Address: Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Every Thursday night through out the year, the city hosts a delightful...

Every Thursday night through out the year, the city hosts a delightful outdoor market/festival where local farmers sell the freshest fruits, vegetables and produce while local musicians and performers entertain the crowds.

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Perfect way to spend Thursday

Shutting down traffic and transforming the cozy downtown area into a unique open air market, this is a definitive community affair for SLO residents. Dozens of stalls sell... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shutting down traffic and transforming the cozy downtown area into a unique open air market, this is a definitive community affair for SLO residents. Dozens of stalls sell everything fron farm-direct milk and cheese to fresh fruits and vegetables to classic tri-tip sandwiches and other BBQ fares. Live music and performers, games and activities for children, and more make this... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this farmers market several times and always find the food fresh and the people friendly. You can also buy amazing tamales there made fresh daily by a local family. The market is now located off Madonna Road and Mercado Rd.

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Thank Kathleen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Street food and bars was fun to bounce around and talk to new people. Best bar imo was frogs and peaches. Had live bands and you can bring in street food if u get hungry.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a huge farmers market with great atmosphere. There are also music performers and bands. This market gets very crowded with Cal Poly students. The actual produce is high quality from local farmers. Lots of dinner vendors so make a night of it. Great entertainment for low cost. Recommended.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

First thing parking..use one of the well signed parking structures. First hour free. This is predominantly a farmers market and foodie venue. The street food is fantastic and reasonable. We had a wonderful pulled pork sandwich with great coleslaw on top. Lots of fresh produce, and baked goods with some of the most reasonable prices I have seen at a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Produce and food selection were quite good and what I would expect. Disappointed to see single-use plastic bags are still being used. Forward thinking markets have banned these already. Acceptance of EBT and WIC was not well promoted leading me to think access to fresh produce for all was not a priority. No indication whether or not this is a... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and I went with some friends who are locals here. The food was amazing. I found that there were lots of options to choose from for fresh fruit and vegetables, street food, local clothing companies and other local businesses. There was entertainment to watch and plenty of vendors that were worth taking a peek at. Very impressed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Many food vendors and lots of things to see and do. Starts at 6 pm and goes till about 10 pm. Try the BBQ

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I will plan future trips to include a Thursday evening stop at the Farmers Market! Parking was easy in the parking structure by Barnes & Noble (& only $1 for ~2 hours). The ribs were amazing at the booth just *past* the long line at the south end of the street at the Old San Luis Restaurant. The music was... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

SLO's DT Farmer's Market offers a variety of local flavors. Depending on the night, you will often have live music and occasional dance performances. It's a great place to pick up fresh produce, eat dinner, listen to local artists and hang out with friends.

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