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La Jolla Open Aire Market

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Address: Corner of Girard Avenue & Genter Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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+1 858-454-1699
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00

The La Jolla Open Aire Market has cultivated the finest local farmers,...

The La Jolla Open Aire Market has cultivated the finest local farmers, artisans, and food vendors to make up one of the best and the biggest Farmers Market in San Diego.

Each Sunday nearly 150 vendors participate in the La Jolla Open Aire Market providing shoppers with bountiful choices in fresh, locally grown produce, international food, and unique handcrafted arts and gifts. The La Jolla Open Aire Market is fun for the whole family, come picnic on the field, enjoy the weekly musicians, and participate in our family fun days!

Located at the corner of Girard St. & Genter Ave., At the La Jolla Elementary School this market occurs every Sunday from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine.

All market proceeds benefit the children of La Jolla Elementary School.

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Nice Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Explored this market with my wife as a way to do something different while visiting La Jolla. It takes place on the grounds of the La Jolla Elementary School every Sunday from 9... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Seattle area
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Seattle area
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Explored this market with my wife as a way to do something different while visiting La Jolla. It takes place on the grounds of the La Jolla Elementary School every Sunday from 9 to 1 PM. About 35-40 stalls were set up the weekend we visited, selling everything from produce to flowers and succulents to food to clothing and craft... More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went this past Sunday, a very large selection of herb plants to purchase, very attractive and well made necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The first stand before you enter the body of the market is a small jewelry stand , hand made bracelets made from brass, beads, twine and ribbons. Stop here to look at the table but ask him... More 

Thank lynnea306
San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

So many truly great vendors such as Small Goods with their amazing array of cheeses and cured meats I haven't seen anywhere else to more prepped food than you'll find in any food court (and the offerings are way better) to a vast array of produce. LOVE the Reed avocados which are usually found only in back yards. Only two... More 

Thank Jeffree I
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Every year we visit LaJolla and one of the highlights the highlights each year is our weekly trip to the La Jolla Open Aire Market. There are wonderful fruits and vegetables that are so incredibly fresh. There are some really interesting artisans and fantastic food venders. I particularly like the vendor with the fresh papaya and mango cups topped with... More 

Thank Jasmine61
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This market is a delight for the senses. The vendors are numerous, offering everything from fresh flowers and produce to jewelry, art and foods for all tastes. It's a fun place to meet locals and get a feel for the heartbeat of La Jolla Village.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved stopping by to purchase fresh fruit, veggies, and grab some lunch. Breakfast items were available as well. Do not miss this event!

Thank Salemgirl
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this market. A wonderful assortment of crafts, products, and farm fresh items. Any time we visit San Diego, we make a stop here. It is fun to browse, enjoy the atmosphere, talk to vendors, or purchase some unique well crafted item. We usually are able to walk through within about an hour. If one were really buying and shopping... More 

Thank Ken S
Indio, California
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Visited the market to walk off breakfast, and enjoyed it very much. Located in the parking lot of an elementary school in town, there are numerous vendors, from organic produce, to honey. Fresh bouquets of flowers, and lots of different food vendors. Produce stands are stocked with fresh, local produce. Cool place to stroll through and browse.

1 Thank Jason B
Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Just taking it all in before and after dinner because the weather is just perfect. We strolled around casually just checking out the shops and people watching. There is so much to see and do and something for everyone.

Thank Damian A
Horseheads, New York
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

We come to La Jolla on a Friday and then plan on visiting the Market on Sunday to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies, breads, snack and even gifts for the following week. Plan on eating lunch here when you come - so many choices! Our favorites included the crepes (works of art) and the BBQ pit sausage sandwich... More 

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