The Hillcrest Farmer’s Market in San Diego was voted the best market in San Diego. But what makes this market so special? Discover what makes this market so unique, and you just might make it a Sunday tradition while you are studying English in San Diego!


What makes the Hillcrest market so special?

Of course, we expect every farmer’s market to be packed with local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, seafood, honeys, flowers, herbs, etc. Hillcrest certainly has all of that: over 125 vendors come together each Sunday to sell the best of their goods! But in addition to the typical market goods, the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market also has local artists and craftmakers and a wide selection of gourmet prepared foods . . . in case you get hungry while strolling around all of the delicious stalls! The Hillcrest market also has live music each Sunday, which contributes to the upbeat, lively market atmosphere.




Another exciting aspect of the Hillcrest Market is its “Visiting Chef Series.” If you are unsure how to prepare any of the fruits, vegetables, or meats that you see at the market, don’t worry: from 1-2 pm, a local chef will be there to give a presentation on a unique dish. It is just the inspiration you need while shopping (and it might be a unique way to improve your English listening skills!).

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How to get there

The Hillcrest Farmer’s Market is located on the corner of Normal Street and University Avenue (in the parking lot of the Hillcrest DMV) and is accessible by trolley, which loops through the market at Harvey Milk Street and Normal Street.


There are also free parking lots and shuttles that take you directly to the market: click  here for an exact location of the lot entrance and shuttle stop.

Have you been to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market, or any of the other wonderful markets in San Diego? Let us know by posting a photo on our Facebook page!

For more information, visit the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market website.


All photos are from the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market Facebook page.