Editorial Review of
Hillcrest Farmer's Market
The market originally opened with only 35 vendors on the second Sunday in April 1997. The Hillcrest Farmers Market currently consists of 125 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown in-season fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts and flowers. Many of the local California Farmers participating in the market grow their produce organically or with no pesticides. The market also hosts a large variety of prepared food and hot food items with an emphasis on international cuisine. Additionally, each week, there are a large number of arts and crafts vendors participating, as well as weekly entertainment performed by Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers, a local band. The market has been incredibly successful since it first opened and retains the reputation as, "The Best" Farmers Market” in San Diego County. It was late in 1995 when then acting President of the Hillcrest Business Association David Cohen determined that Hillcrest needed a farmers market and that the Hillcrest Business Association was going to be the market sponsor and find a suitable location in Hillcrest to host it. Hillcrest Farmer’s Market has weekly events for the community and visitors to participate in such as Sun Catcher Making, a Visiting Chef Series and Ice Cream Making. Visit the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market website and find out what upcoming events are being held for you to participate in! Visit every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.