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SLO much fun!

The music was very enjoyable and some of the entertainment was a hoot! Come hungry because the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hawksview55
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West Henrietta, New York
Love this farmers market!

So many booths to shop around. Love the crowd, the food, the music and the whole atmosphere. Will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda W
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I got in line at 5:30pm, half an hour before farmer's market officially started, and there were about 40 people ahead of me in line at F Mcklintock. At 6:17pm, I bought pork ribs (4 generous ones for $8) and half a rack of baby back rib combo ($12) and started gnawing. So good!! We also got a large ice cream sandwich (2 large peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with Heath crunch ice cream) for $6 and half a pound of medjool dates for $4. Food heaven!

In addition to ready to eat foods, there were fresh fruits and vegetables, live performers, and bouncer for the kids. Check it out for a fun Thursday night.

Thank Matthew J
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a weekly Thursday night event that you must see! Higuera Street is closed down and the street is filled with vendors, Lot's of food, ready to eat from the restaurants who put out BBQ's in the street, along with farmers produce all mixed in with craft booths and bands playing on just about every corner. It is quite an event. The produce is some of the best you'll see. Strawberries the size of plums, lot's of samples to taste, with the aroma of fresh produce and BBQ in the air. The crowds are large, so get there early. I've been to this at least 6 times and always had fun! Must do if you are in SLO on a Thursday!

Thank pandasdad
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

i typcially try to go down on thursdays if we heading to pismo- just so we can catch some of the farmers market.. most crowded and music at every corner. lost of fruits that are great. and even some exotic fruits (apple custard) that we weren't expecting to find.. was great.

Thank jf005
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a absolutely fun Farmers Market. Fresh fruit and veggies are just some of the many attractions. The City planners have done a great job of making sure we have plenty of choices between food, entertainment and shopping. This Farmers Market is 'destination' attraction so make sure you arrive fairly early to get the best parking. Most stores on the main streets stay open late so you can continue to 'lookie-loo' shop if you like...but between the street entertainers, food and unique craft kiosks you might not find the time. There are several great coffeehouses on the main drag with outdoor seating where you can sit and people watch, offering a whole other entertainment venue. Enjoy!

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Quick tips:
1. Weekly on Thursday nights…Rain or Shine…6-9PM
2. Public parking at two garages: Palm and Morro streets and Marsh and Chorro streets…first 60 minutes are free; 75 cents an hour afterwards
3. Held downtown on Higuera Steet between Osos and Nipomo Streets (5 blocks). Streets are closed to traffic
4. Look for special activities at the intersections like musicians or performers
5. At the corner of Broad and Higuera there are a few tables and chairs where you can sit down with your food finds. Be ready to make new friends; seating is first come-first serve
6. Check out ‘Bubble Gum Ally’ between 733 and 734 Higuera St (ewwwwwwwww)
7. Enjoy stalls and stalls of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and a wide variety of prepared foods.
8. Bring cash, some vendors do not take credit cards
9. No dogs allowed

We had such a nice time at this market. We were staying in the area for 3 days, so I was able to take home some delicious strawberries and amazing cookies. We tried some non-homogenized chocolate milk and left with a quart of it too. There were a couple of LONG BBQ lines, indicative of locals who come knowing where the good stuff is! But there are plenty of other food alternatives for those who shun lines. Walk the full length of the market first so you know all your options. Such a wonderful atmosphere; have fun!

4  Thank spontaneoustrip
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