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Farmers Market

Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Quintessential American market

One of the best farmers markets I have been to in the USA featuring farm fresh produce, Central... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norene C
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Vastly overrate with little Farm produce. Tourist trap.

Apart from College kids, most locals avoid this like the plague, since it has only a few stands of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul M
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Every Thursday night through out the year, the city hosts a delightful outdoor market/festival where local farmers sell the freshest fruits, vegetables and produce while local musicians and performers entertain the crowds.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best farmers markets I have been to in the USA featuring farm fresh produce, Central Coast BBQ, many booths, and music in downtown SLO. Lots of things for kids too like a bounce house and face painting. Be sure to be hungry...More

Thank Norene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from College kids, most locals avoid this like the plague, since it has only a few stands of Fresh Farm produce. Most of the offerings are the local restaurants loudly proclaiming their BBQ or other offerings. Yes, it is popular with tourists, but most...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you're in SLO on Thursday night, this is a great experience! There was local produce, food, BBQ, entertainment and atmosphere.

Thank tickleddpink
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Fun nightlife and good food! It was very hard to find parking though! Vendors vegetables looked very fresh, but they were a bit pricey!

Thank tjgalgregory
Reviewed 1 November 2017

SLO's farmer's market covers a good deal of Higuera Street (it's main thoroughfare in downtown) every Thursday evening. It attracts a wide-range of people: students from nearby Cal Poly and Cuesta College, locals, and tourists. The vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables are still there,...More

Thank frtw
Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you are in town on a Thursday night it is a must do. The guy at the hotel we stayed at recommended it, so we had a wander down and were very surprised. The market is really big and runs over 3-4 blocks downtown....More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Regrettably, we only had about an hour to explore the farmer's market, but enjoyed our brief visit. Word to the wise - get there early, or be prepared to park FAR away (we couldn't find on-street parking within a mile). Would have loved to sample...More

Thank jcav08
Reviewed 9 October 2017

So glad we followed the recommendation of colleague and other reviewers. Great vibe with all generations attending. The Cal Poly students add to the vibe with their presence and music. Several options for Awesome tri-tip sandwiches. Lots of fresh produce...too bad we were only in...More

Thank newyorkmom09
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It closes off several blocks of Higuera, including a couple of side streets. Plenty of food, music, wares and produce too. It can be very crowded, especially when Cal Poly is in session.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Thursday night in SLOTOWN...Lots to take in... highly recommend doing the SLO Farmers market. Seasonal foods, BBQ, entertainment. People watching. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Thank scott123xyz
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BrandNewMachine
21 November 2016|
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Response from Welshbouy | Reviewed this property |
Thursday 6pm to 9pm. It's extremely popular, finding parking can be tough, better idea is to walk or use the trolley (50 cents per person)
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Ron M
2 September 2016|
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Response from doctall41 | Reviewed this property |
No. No dogs are allowed
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bunnyleon
21 July 2016|
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Response from blm32 | Reviewed this property |
We always stay at the Apple Farm. Approx. 15 minute walk, but there is also local transportation right along the street to take you to the market.
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