Downtown San Diego Weekly Waterfront Sunday Farmers Market Launches July 31

July 26, 2016

New City Public Spaces and San Diego Markets are proud to announce a new weekly event coming to Downtown San Diego - the Waterfront Sunday Market kicks off Sunday, July 31, as a new community- gathering and shopping destination to enliven the East Plaza of the San Diego County Building at 1600 Pacific Highway at Waterfront Park from 11am to 3pm.  This new weekly farmers market brings handcrafts, art, farmer fresh edibles, grab-and-go prepared foods, live music and more to downtown San Diego.

In the tradition of popular makers’ markets, more than 60 vendors, farmers and local makers will bring fresh produce, prepared foods and arts and crafts weekly. Long time San Diego Market farmers including Smit Farms and R&L Farms will offer fresh fruits and nuts for healthy snacking at the popular park. Established market favorites like Seb’s Panini, Gourmet Tamales, Junon Jewelry, KEF clothing, Garden Envy succulents, Salt Farm and Izi’s Glass Art will join new vendors including local artists, bakers, and confectioners. Park visitors will find healthy picnic items including Meat Men’s cured meats and Springhill Farms’ cheeses, Pacific Times breads, Baba Foods’ hummus, Maya’s cookies, and globally inspired prepared foods from wood fired pizza to crepes and gumbo ready to grab, go and enjoy. Downtown residents, San Diego visitors and park picnickers will also have a chance to enjoy live music by local performers like Eric Rozet, Blu Gruve, Willie Lee Jones.

The new Waterfront Sunday Market joins a trio of established San Diego Market events - the Little Italy Mercato, Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market and the North Park Thursday Market  - in creating community gathering places and raising funds for local neighborhoods, while advancing local emerging businesses. The new market benefits Just Call Us Volunteers, a San Diego organization that positively impacts the lives of San Diego’s low-income and homeless veterans, adults and children by serving free healthy meals and teaching hands-on cooking classes using fresh, nutritious ingredients.

Lead by Catt Fields White, San Diego Markets' events are carefully curated to meet the needs and interests of each community served, and each is managed professionally to provide the highest quality farm-fresh produce and artisan foods and handcrafts to shoppers. White serves on the Steering Committee of the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, is the president of the Berry Good Food Foundation and speaks regularly at workshops on the importance of making farming a sustainable profession for the benefit of everyone who eats.

“In keeping with San Diego County’s commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles, we’re proud to bring fresh, healthy food to the families enjoying the wonderful new Waterfront Park,” says San Diego Markets Director Catt Fields White. “The location is unrivaled and San Diego visitors will find a treasure trove of locally produced handcrafts and specialties to take home as keepsakes of their visit to our beautiful city.”

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