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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #14 - Farmer’s Market

August 1st, 2018

"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton;"

-Henry David Thoreau

{photo by Melissa}

We are so fortunate to have an abundance of food markets in our area selling directly to consumers. The availability of fresh, seasonal produce with all the ripe and sustainable fruits and vegetables (among other products) right in our backyard is certainly something to search out for. Speaking of backyards, we know many of you already have thriving gardens but for some of us who do not, having access to a local farmer’s market is the next best thing.

So, for our Freebie in SLO County! idea today, why not check out your local Farmer’s Market? Downtown SLO has theirs on Thursdays and you can take the whole family, enjoy the beautiful sights the market has to offer, listen and dance along to the local bands performing in the streets and test out some of the savory samples that vendors are eager to hand out!

Below is a sample of what you can find at the Morro Bay farmers market, carefully chosen by 3 young boys...

{photo by Cheryl McCabe}

Mmm…..don’t those look appetizing?! Check out the list below for the markets nearest you! And if you’d like to have a schedule handy in your kitchen, you can print this pdf form.



  • Los Osos | Santa Maria and Second Street | 2-4:30p


  • Paso Robles | City Park | 3-6p
  • SLO | Broad & Mitsushito Street | 3-6p


  • Atascadero | Atascadero Sunken Gardens | 3-6p
  • Arroyo Grande | Smart & Final parking lot | 8:30-11a


  • Morro Bay | Spencer’s Fresh Market parking lot | 2:30-5p
  • SLO | Downtown Higuera | 6-9p


  • Paso Robles | Walmart parking lot | 9a-12p
  • Cambria | Veteran’s Hall parking lot | 2:30-5:30p
  • Cayucos | D & Ocean Street | 10a-12:30p
  • Avila Beach | Promenade | 4-8p


  • Paso Robles | City Park | 9a-1p
  • Templeton | Templeton Community Park | 9a-12:30p
  • Morro Bay | Downtown Main Street | 2-6p
  • SLO | Embassy Suites parking lot | 8-10:45a
  • Arroyo Grande | Olohon Alley in the Village | 12-2:30p
  • Nipomo | Monarch Dunes Country Club parking lot | 11:30-2:30p


  • Nipomo | Monarch Dunes | 11:30a-2:30p


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