Gallery: Market Scene: Hillcrest Farmers Market, San Diego

Take a Taste
Take a Taste

Samples of citrus and stone fruits from Sweet Tree Farms.

Blueberries
Blueberries

Clamshells of fresh-picked blueberries.

Strawberries
Strawberries

Strawberries were available at at least 10 different vendors, including these from Suzie's Farm. Taste before you buy; some were better than others.

Rainbow Chard
Rainbow Chard

Free sample of rainbow chard from Archi's Acres.

Meyer Lemons
Meyer Lemons

Big and juicy Meyer lemons from Koral's Tropical Fruit Farm.

Cherries
Cherries

With all of the strawberries and blueberries, you could easily miss the cherries. These ones Gama Farms from were particularly sweet and tasty.

Cherimoya
Cherimoya

Several vendors were selling cherimoya. Get this custardy fruit while you can; the growing season is fairly short.

Zucchini Blossoms
Zucchini Blossoms

Zucchini blossoms from Sage Mountain Farms -- enough to cover nearly an entire table.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Get a slice of this killer sweet potato pound cake from Cane Patch Pies.

Carrots
Carrots

Skinny and sweet carrots by the bunch.

Loquats
Loquats

Bunches of loquats, aka Japanese or Chinese plums.

Mushrooms
Mushrooms

Baskets bursting with an assortment of local mushrooms, ready for salads, sauces, or pizza.

Flavored Salts
Flavored Salts

Just some of the many flavored salts from Salt Farm. Some of the 42 different flavors include ginger sesame, applewood bacon, Thai curry, and citrus vanilla.

Zucchini
Zucchini

Baskets of zucchini from Maciel Family Farms.

Sweet Mangoes
Sweet Mangoes

Ataulfo mangoes from Maciel Family Farms.

Root Veggies
Root Veggies

Beets and carrots by the bunch from Suzie's Farm.

Kohlrabi and Cabbage
Kohlrabi and Cabbage

Hearty fall produce already in available from Suzie's Farm: purple kohlrabi and big heads of cabbage.

Cravory Cookies
Cravory Cookies

Gourmet cookies from The Cravory. The specialty bakery often debuts new flavors at the market to test out their popularity.