Slideshow: Market Scene: Hillcrest Farmers' Market in San Diego, CA

Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
One of the tomato offerings from Valdivia Farms in nearby Carlsbad, CA. Packages of mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes were also available.
Fall Color:
Fall Color:
A colorful bouquet of rosy red radishes from Suzie's Farm, located in Imperial Beach, just north of the San Diego/Tijuana border.
Winter Radishes
Winter Radishes
Another freshly-picked bunch of radishes from Suzie's Farm, which was featuring various root vegetables. These giant black ones were the same size as the red, chioggia and cylindria beets for sale.
Fit to Dip
Fit to Dip
Fresh baked biscotti from Bread and Cie, a much-loved bakery/cafe in Hillcrest just down the street from the farmers' market.
Squeeze Station
Squeeze Station
Just some of the many types of citrus fruit available from R&L Farms, which also included tangerines, blood and navel oranges: sweet lime, Bearss lime, Meyer lemon, and Eureka lemons.
Snack on This
Snack on This
Bulk fresh and natural almonds and walnuts from Terra Bella Ranch. Bags of red walnuts were also available.
Cheese for Days
Cheese for Days
A handful of the 17 organic cheddar and jack cheeses from Spring Hill Organic cheese and butter from Sonoma County. A tasting tray was set up so shoppers could try before they buy. The full list of products for sale also included European style butter, goat cheeses, and cheese curds.
The Ultimate Fruit Snack
The Ultimate Fruit Snack
Dried apricots from Smit Orchards in Linden (Northern California).
Herb Bounty
Herb Bounty
Fresh herbs were in abundance from Whole Earth Acre in Vista. The grower offered dozens of options of ready-to-plant herbs—more than I've ever seen in any single location.