Picture this: You’re strolling down a scenic street in Southern California, just minutes from the ocean. The weather is breezy, sunny, and mild. You’re toting a lovingly prepared cup of iced coffee and a reusable bag filled with organically grown, seasonal produce. You’re having the best morning at one of the most popular Encinitas farmers markets! Keep reading to learn about the best spots to find local goods and fresh produce in North County San Diego. Don’t forget to consult our complimentary Destination Guide for more local recommendations!
4 of the Best Encinitas Farmers Markets
Whether you’re hankering for a mouthwatering food truck lunch or a pound of Southern California produce, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy your time at these North County San Diego farmers markets. Though only a few are located in the town of Encinitas, all of these markets are just a stone’s throw away from The Inn at Moonlight Beach and offer plenty of fun things to do. Here are four of our favorite local markets!
Leucadia Farmers Market
Some of the best local food, produce, and artisanal shopping can be found at the Leucadia Farmers Market. It’s tucked away on an elementary school lot and offers plenty of breakfast and lunch options between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can walk here from The Inn at Moonlight Beach in under 15 minutes!
Coastal Roots Farmstand
Though not technically a full-blown farmers market, the Coastal Roots Farmstand offers some of our town’s best locally grown food. We also love this spot for its sustainable agriculture practices, food justice activism, and ancient Jewish wisdom! The farmstand is only a 25-minute walk from The Inn! Visit on Tuesday or Thursday between 2 and 5 p.m.
Carlsbad Village Farmers Market
Located in the neighboring town of Carlsbad, this vibrant street fair-style market offers plenty of crafts, fresh food, and live music each week. Stop on the train or take a ride-hailing service to get here in just 10 minutes!
Solana Beach Farmers Market
The Solana Beach Farmers Market is another Encinitas-area event worth checking out! This is the place to be if you seek organic, locally certified food products. Be on the lookout for one-of-a-kind crafts and specialty products, as well! This market is held on Sundays between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Inn at Moonlight Beach isn’t only near all of the best Encinitas Farmers Markets. It’s also within walking distance of downtown Encinitas restaurants, yoga studios, and more! Whether you choose to stroll through local markets, catch a horse race at the Del Mar race track, or spend a day surfing at Moonlight Beach, you’ll want a comfortable and luxurious place to rest your head at the end of the day. The Inn at Moonlight Beach is the most upscale and unique lodging option in North County San Diego! At the end of your trip, you’ll leave your gorgeous suite feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and nourished from the inside-out. From our WELL-certified architecture and zen on-site gardens to our healthy start breakfast and spiritual wellness activities, you’ll want to come back and experience The Inn at Moonlight Beach again and again.