San Diego's Popular Hillcrest Farmers Market To Reopen This Weekend

April 16, 2020

After over a month of closure due to COVID-19 coronavirus precautions, San Diego's popular Hillcrest Farmers Market has announced it will reopen a smaller version with new safety protocols starting this Sunday.

A reduced incarnation of the weekly Sunday Hillcrest Farmers Market will re-open on April 19 with new social distancing and safety protocols in place, including limiting patrons to 100, offering only cashless checkout, social distancing markers, increased hand washing stations, and "no touch" shopping. Customers are also encouraged to go online and pre-order their produce items from participating vendors. The market also asks that only one person per family attend.

The Hillcrest Farmers Market opened on April 13, 1997 with only 27 vendors and has continued to grow over the years, most recently offering more than 175 vendors with more than 10,000 people per week visiting. The popular farmers market closed beginning March 15 amid growing concerns associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. California has determined that farmers markets are an essential food service and are permitted to open during the state's continued stay-at-home order. The Little Italy Saturday Mercado also recently reopened.

The Hillcrest Farmers Market will return each Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, taking place at 3960 Normal Street in the DMV Parking Lot in San Diego's Hillcrest. For more information, visit