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range County has many local farmers markets. Each market is held on a different day of the week in various towns/cities in the county. Vendors from all over California display their good for sale in an open air market filled with an assortment of fresh flowers, produce, baked goods, dairy, meats, poultry, and fish. Many markets, but not all, feature certified organic produce.

There are many advantages to buying from the farmers market: first in additon to the normal array of produce, many farmers will have unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables not found in the supermarkets. Secondly, because the produce goes straight from the farmer to the market, the middleman is eliminated and you will find the prices, in genreral, to be less expensive then in the grocery stores and third many farmers at these markets grow their produce organically, meaning you get healthy pesticide free, fresh produce.

Each market marked as CFM is also is a Certified Farmer’s Markets which guarantees the produce is grown locally by the farmer. Each market varies in size and number of vendors. A few of the larger markets are the Irvine, San Clemente, Laguna Hills and Corona Del Mar markets.

Tuesday

Irvine (CFM)
Historic Park at the Irvine Ranch
13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine
9 AM – 1 PM (rain or shine)
Manager – Jennifer Griffiths

Wednesday

Tustin (CFM)
Corner of El Camino Real and 3rd Street
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Manager – Trish Harrison

San Juan Capistrano (CFM)
When:3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, November-March; 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, April-October
Yorba Street at Camino Capistrano in Downtown San Juan

Ron LaChance (858) 272-7054,

Thursday

Costa Mesa (CFM)
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Manager – Trish Harrison

Friday

Laguna Hills (CFM)
Laguna Hills Mall Parking Lot
the 5 Freeway and El Toro Road
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Manager – Trish Harrison

Huntington Beach (CFM)
Pier Plaza
Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway (next to the pier)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Manager – Jennifer Griffiths

Ladera Ranch (CFM)
Cox Sports Park parking lot in Ladera Ranch off Crown Valley Pkwy.
Every Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., year-round
Due to limited parking available at the Sports Park, please try the lot on McGwire Rd off of O’Neill. Do not park at the Heritage Park apartments – you will be towed.
Michele Taylor-Bible 213-219-3101.

Saturday

Laguna Beach (CFM)
Lumberyard Parking Lot next to the City Hall
8 a.m. – Noon / 8 – 11 a.m. July and August (rain or shine)
Manager – Jennifer Griffiths

Irvine (CFM)
Irvine Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus
(across from UCI)
8 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine)
Manager – Trish Harrison

Sunday

Laguna Niguel (CFM)
Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center
on the Corner of La Paz and Pacific Park
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Manager – Jennifer Griffiths

San Clemente (CFM)
200 block Avenida del Mar
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays
Rick or Sandy Heil (949) 361-0735,