Eat Fresh at San Diego’s Coastal Farmers Markets

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Nothing beats fresh produce and meals made from scratch. Luckily, San Diego is home to several different farmers markets that occur at different times all throughout the week; and of course, La Jolla boasts its own addition. Bring your reusable grocery bags and load up on locally grown fruits and veggies or try some freshly cooked fare. They’re great places to buy fresh flowers and unique foods that aren’t always available at standard grocery stores; plus, everything is completely fresh!  Continue reading

La Jolla Open Aire Market Harvest Festival

la jolla open aire market harvest festivalThe La Jolla Open Aire Market is celebrating its sweet sixteen with their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 26. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and bring the whole family for a day of fun and games!

The Harvest Festival will be from 10am – 1pm and will include a ton of family-friendly activities: potato sack races, mini pumpkin decorating, soccer and other games, dancing, music, and a whole host of prizes. Plus, if you can guess the weight of the giant pumpkin at the festival, you get to take it home!

The La Jolla Open Aire Market is located at the upper playground of La Jolla Elementary School (corner of Girard St. and Genter Ave) in La Jolla. The Market is a weekly, ongoing event that occurs every Sunday and offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, cut flowers, and more. Participating vendors vary, but usually include farms like Suzie’s Farm, Morning Star Ranch, Carlsbad Strawberry Co., and food vendors like Cucina Caprese, Puesto Mexican Street Food, The Cheese Store, Sugar & Scribe Bakery, and tons more.

La Jolla Events | Weekend May 16-19, 2013

THURSDAY
Extended School Partnership (ESP) Program Showcase: Bishop’s School
Through the Museum’s ESP program, Spanish class students from Bishop’s School focused on works of art featured in the exhibition Lifelike and composed writings in response to the works on view. Join these students in the galleries as they read selections of their writings. May 16, 2013 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Great Gatsby Night @Manhattan of La Jolla
Travel back to the 1920’s flapper-era with dinner, cocktails, wine and music. Come dressed as your favorite Gatsby character. Prizes for best costume. Live music by:Tad Sister playing in the “speakeasy” lounge. May 16, 2013 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Murals of La Jolla Tour
Take a curated walking tour of the Murals of La Jolla hosted by The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. This is a FREE event. May 16, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SATURDAY
15th annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
Enjoy an exclusive invitation to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest, secluded gardens. May 18, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art Museum Day MCASD
MCASD is one of hundreds of art museums across the country offering free admission as part of Art Museum Day. Also enjoy free exhibition tours at 2 PM, as well as a special gift when you become a Member. Click the link above to see participating MCASD Museums. May 18, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

SUNDAY
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La Jolla Open Aire Market
Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer’s Market. May 19, 2013 9:00 am – 1:00 pm