The Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market Presents “5th Anniversary Feast of Flavors” | Saturday, June 8th

May 30, 2013

Foodies, fans and friends of the Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market are invited to be part of half decade anniversary by attending a special ticketed event on Saturday, June 8 at Amici Park, adjacent to the farmers’ market.  Top chefs from Little Italy will create signature dishes in celebration of the Mercato’s five year anniversary at the 5th Anniversary Feast of Flavors.

A selection of Little Italy’s favorite chefs, including Chef Fabrizio Cavallini of Monello, Chef Thomas Depew of The Glass Door and Christopher Vera-Tudela of Davanti Enoteca will be presenting dishes inspired by the Mercato for attendees to enjoy.

The Little Italy Mercato began officially in June 2008 with a handful of optimistic merchants who were part of the vision to create a destination-worthy farmers' market for their community and Greater San Diego. Since then, the Mercato has grown into a nationally-recognized model for its commitment to farm-fresh goods and sincere artisan craft. Today, local shoppers and visitors to Little Italy are able to discover and purchase Southern California’s best seasonal offerings each weekend in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy. The Mercato runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday along Date Street.  In the past month, shoppers have noticed its expansion west of Kettner Street bringing the full event footprint to six blocks with more than 130 merchants, making it San Diego’s largest and most visited farmers’ market. Visitors to San Diego can celebrate the Mercato's anniversary by heading to its location, walkable from all areas of Little Italy as well as many other areas of downtown San Diego, during their stay.  Every Saturday in June, there will be something extra added to the already vibrant lineup.

Tickets to the 5th Anniversary Feast of Flavors are $25 each, with early bird pricing offering tickets at $20 through June 1st. A portion of event proceeds will be going to support the new community garden at Little Italy’s Washington Elementary School.  Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information, visit or call (619) 233-3901.  Parking will be available at Washington Elementary School on a first come, first-served basis. The MTS Trolley stop in Little Italy transports riders to just a few blocks from the event site.  Watch the Feast of Flavors Event Page and Little Italy Mercato on Facebook for chef and menu updates.  And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Little Italy Mercato!!!