The State Street Farmers’ Market joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 7-13, 2022. To recognize this special day, the Carlsbad Village Association will be giving away market bounty bags and Carlsbad swag on Wednesday, August 10th to some lucky market goers. Follow us on Instagram @carlsbadfarmersmarket and @carlsbadvillage and stay tuned for the big day.
In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets — like all other small businesses — have innovated to continue operations for the farmers and communities that depend on them. Farmers markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers which can work to create a more fair and sustainable food system. Farmers markets are a hub for connection and collective action around shared values.
National Farmers’ Market Week provides a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities. Farmers’ Markets preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to nutritious food, support healthy communities, and promote sustainability.
The State Street Farmers’ Market has been a staple in downtown Carlsbad since October of 1994. Originally located in a parking lot on Roosevelt Street, tucked between a bank, apartments and office buildings, it opened with 20 eager vendors to much fanfare. The month prior, the Carlsbad Village Association, incorporated and the Farmers’ Market was its first, big step in the revitalization of Carlsbad Village that has been going strong for 28 years. It now hosts 55 vendors of all kinds.
Join us every Wednesday starting at 2:30pm in the heart of Carlsbad Village on State Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive. There are public parking lots on Roosevelt Street as well as the south end of State Street and by the Coaster Station too.