July 24, 2020

Support Local Farmers Markets in Irvine This Weekend

You can never go wrong with fresh produce, especially when you live in Orange County. Various cities in the OC community host dozens of vendors providing Certified California Grown produce, specialty foods, and various handcrafted products from local small businesses. Due to COVID-19, these California Certified Farmers Markets will look a little different than you are used to! To maintain social distancing you may see that some markets are curbside pickup or drive through only in order to continue providing all the fresh ingredients you need at home. Whether you have been meaning to visit or are just looking to support local farmers in your community, grab your mask, and check out one of the spots on our list of local Orange County farmers markets to enjoy this weekend!

Saturday

Irvine Farmers’ Market

Hop over to the Irvine Farmers’ Market, just ten minutes from Skyloft, where you can enjoy fresh produce from this California Certified Farmers’ Market sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Located in the Marine Church parking lot, this market has recently returned to a walk-through style shopping experience. Grab your mask and enjoy the colorful vendors with delicious vegan and gluten-free options!

SoCo Farmers’ Market

Enjoy a Saturday morning at this Costa Mesa farmers’ market! Serving up everything from fresh produce, eggs, almonds, and free crafts for the kids to enjoy! Open 9:00am-2:00pm rain or shine. 

Orange Home Grown Artisan Market 

Swing by this local favorite hosted by the non-profit Orange Home Grown, Inc. With a new layout for better social distancing, you will find your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, and freshly made baked goods! Open from 9:00am – 1:00pm!

Sunday

Laguna Niguel Farmers’ Market 

Grab your coffee and enjoy a Sunday morning tradition of browsing the local vendors at this Orange County Farmers’ Bureau sponsored market! Hosting vendors serving up hot foods, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, and even natural pet food for your pup back home. Open from 8:00am – Noon, in the Plaza de la Paz shopping center. 

Great Park in Irvine

Cruise over to Great Park for a modified farmers market experience! Currently offering drive-through only shopping, with prepackaged goods such as kettle corn and beef jerky located at the front of the drive and fresh locally grown produce towards the end. Open from 10:00am – 2:00pm, the entrance can be found off Great Park Blvd at Sand Canyon Ave. 

Looking to get out and support local vendors on a different day of the week? Check out the list of local farmers markets open Tuesday through Sunday, here. Share your fresh finds with us on our Facebook or Instagram pages and be sure to keep following the Skyloft Apartments blog here for more posts like this.

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