Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Mission Hills Farmers Market Opening

It was inevitable and longed for but seemed to take forever to finally happen. Mission Hills is finally getting a farmers market and it opens Friday afternoon, June 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. The site is Falcon St. between Washington and Ft. Stockton.

Market manager Ron Lachance sent me a list of the confirmed vendors, so here's what you'll find on opening day:

Certified Growers-

Smit Orchards- peaches, nectarines, plums apricots, cherries, blueberries right now. When in season apples and grapes too as well as dried fruits and nuts
Suzie’s Farm- A lot of items you don’t see everywhere like sprouts of all kinds, edible flowers etc. They also have more standard organics like carrots, radishes and greens
Soto Farms- peaches, avocados, carrots, strawberries, celery etc.

Gayton Farms- largest variety of produce- artichokes, celery, greens, tomatoes, asparagus, onions, brussel sprouts, broccoli and much more
Rivas Farms- Strawberries, cauliflower, various squash, broccoli, tomatoes, corn
Atkins Ranch- large selection of citrus and avocados as well as potted herbs
Burin Farms- Mostly greens like kale, chard, romaine, green and red leaf, mixed greens, basil and other herbs
Hopkins Ranch- Huge variety of almonds(1 canopy)
Lopez Nursery- potted plants, mostly flowers and such (1 canopy)
Hidalgo Flowers- Simply the best flower grower in San Diego, huge selection of fresh cut flowers

Specialty Foods
Petrou Foods- Olives and olive oils, feta cheeses, pickled garlic
Poppa’s Fish-Fresh seafood
Julian Bakery- Julian Pies and other baked goods
Shroom Shack- many varieties of local mushrooms. They buy them from local growers so they can’t set-up with the other farmers
Gingerly Bakery- Cupcakes and other sweets
Sunflower- Large variety of local honey
Howllistic- Dog treats
Sadie Rose Bakery-hasn’t fully confirmed as of last week
Jackie’s Jams- Homemade preserves and jellies
Baba Hummus- Hummus, pita chips, and other Mediterranean items
CJ’s- Breakfast breads and other sweets
Caribbean Delights- Hot sauces and marinades
Zaiqai- Indian foods and sauces
Plants that Produce- potted seedlings. Mostly produce types like lettuces, tomatoes herbs and more

I'll be stopping by tomorrow to check it out and will probably post some pictures over the weekend. What I love about this market is that it gives shoppers an opportunity to buy for the weekend.

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  1. I was thinking how we didnt really need another farmers market, but it will be fun to supplement my csa, and since it is actually on the way home from picking it up, I can work out whats missing and then pick it up at the market!