Nearly 25 Years In The Making

Blog Post - March 7, 2018

Category: What's New

Commonly referred to as the Carlsbad Farmers’ Market, the State Street Farmers' Market has been in operation in the Village since 1994.  The open-air market celebrates the heartbeat of Carlsbad by being downtown, every week, rain or shine, amongst the boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants that make the Village thrive.  Visitors can enjoy lunch at a curb café on State Street and watch the market come alive before shopping for produce, artisan foods, and one-of-a-kind handmade delicacies.  Or, after a long day at work, visitors can drop by for a bite to eat at one of the unique artisan food vendors at the market, such as Masala Cottage, Thai Style, or Emilio’s Paella, before grabbing some delicious organic produce.

The State Street Farmers’ Market offers 20 farmers‘ booths specializing in fresh, locally-grown citrus, tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms, micro greens and so much more.  Gorgeous flowers, succulents, and bedding plants can also be found.  Even local raw honey can be found at the market.

In addition to its 20 farmers’ booths, the market also offers 35 booths covering everything from cheesecake in a cup, to artisan loaf breads, to Kombucha, to crunchable, vegan croutons.  Handcrafted items such as candles, soaps, jewelry, lotions, knit caps and jewelry make perfect gifts and round out all the wonderful food vendors.

With an increasing emphasis on what goes into our bodies these days, we are pleased to say that our market offers a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan options, in addition to its certified organic produce.

The Carlsbad Village Association is proud to be supporting Carlsbad-based businesses in its market.  While all vendors are local, several of them, including Prager Brothers Artisan Breads, Valdivia Farms, Superfood & Company, California Cheesecakes, Bitchin’ Sauce, Happy Pantry, and Carlsbad Strawberries, are all family-run businesses located right in Carlsbad.  This farmers’ market is benefiting the local economy in more ways than one.

Come stroll the State Street Farmers’ Market and enjoy the ambiance, quality produce and artisan food, starting at 3pm every Wednesday, year-round. Starting March 14th, the State Street Farmers' Market will be open one extra hour, until 7pm, heralding the beginning of Spring in Carlsbad Village! 

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