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-
Organic

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.

Other
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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