Stehly Farms Organic Market May Be Moving On From San Diego's Kensington

May 9, 2024

It appears that Stehly Farms Organic Market is potentially leaving its location in San Diego's Kensington neighborhood, as the space it has occupied for nearly a decade is currently listed for lease.

Third generation owners Jerome and Noel Stehly opened Stehly Farms Market on the base floor of the Kensington Commons mixed-use apartment building in October 2015. At the time, this was their second area market, with the first launched on Morena Boulevard in Linda Vista in 2013, although that branch shuttered in late 2018. 
The 4,836 square-foot space occupied by Stehly Farms Market is currently listed for lease by local commercial real estate brokerage group Lee & Associates. The market also houses a 14 seat interior dining space, as well as a 22 seat outdoor patio. There is no word on why Stehly Farms would be looking to leave the space or if the grocery store will ultimately close.
Nicholas J. Stehly started his original farm in Orange County, CA, in the 1920s. As urbanization encroached upon Orange County, farmable land dwindled, prompting the Stehly Family to seek expanses of open land. In 1964, Jerome Stehly Sr. relocated the farm to its current location in San Diego County's Valley Center. By the late 1970s, Jerome Sr. redirected his attention from poultry farming to the expansive groves spanning the 278-acre property. In 2002, Jerome and Noel Stehly assumed operations, ushering in the era of Stehly Farms Organics.

Stehly Farms Market is located at 4142 Adams Avenue, Unit 101, in San Diego's Kensington community. For more information, visit