Farmers markets abound in South Orange County, many not far from Sea Summit. When Sea Summit residents shop at a local farmers market you’re doing good in several ways:
- Eating in-season produce, local honey, nuts and specialty foods that support small businesses
- Helping local farmers from up and down the state of California
- Enjoying healthier food that are often organic and that simply taste better
Besides, strolling through a farmer’s market just feels good. You’re outside, the mood is festive, and it’s a pleasure to gaze at tables laden with fresh produce and wares, and to chat with the vendor about your choices. After a fun outing to a local farmers market, come home to your piece paradise in Sea Summit and cook up something fresh and delicious.
Farmers Markets and Farm Stands
San Clemente Certified Farmers Market – Sundays 9am to 1pm
200 Block of Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
This market is known for its friendly vibe, variety and organic options. All food here is guaranteed locally grown. To participate, farmers must be certified by the Orange County Department of Agriculture.
Dana Point Farmers Market – Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Pacific Coast Highway and La Plaza, Dana Point
Just north of San Clemente you’ll find this small farmers market, where vendors sell fresh produce, tamales, dips and other artisan foods as well as dog treats. First Saturdays also include crafts and you will also find handmade baby clothes, soaps and more.
South Coast Farms – Mondays thru Saturdays 9am to 6pm, Sundays 9am to 5pm
32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano
South Coast Farms, which features local certified organic growers selling fruits, veggies and grass-fed beef, has been around for 20 years. Visitors shop at the Farm Stand and can enjoy U Pick Strawberries when in season.
Old Capistrano Certified Farmers Market – Wednesdays 3pm to 7pm
El Camino Real and Yorba St., San Juan Capistrano
Located in Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano, just a block south of Mission San Juan Capistrano, this market offers everything from fruits and vegetables to eggs, baked goods and flowers.
Marbella Farmers Market – Daily 7:30am to 8pm
31109 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Jan Capistrano
Marbella Farmers Market is in an actual building and is open every day of the week. The market includes a deli, sushi, baked goods, wine as well as fresh fruits and veggies. You can even drop by for a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch.