Farmers’ Markets in North Orange County benefit you and the local community

Farmers’ Markets in North Orange County benefit you and the local community

Explore new and fun varieties of all your favorite foods.

With careful shopping, your local farmers’ market can be a thrifty way to incorporate fresh food.  Many farmers and producers supply delicious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, and by purchasing at your city’s farmers’ market, you benefit your own health, the local economy and farmers, and you save by bringing home unique and heirloom varieties instead of eating out at restaurants.  Some farmers’ markets even offer non-hormone and nontraditional meat items, and other specialty items like fresh baked breads, raw honey, sprouts, and more.

On Saturdays from 9am until 2pm, Cypress, La Palma, and Buena Park residents can take advantage of the fresh produce at the Buena Park Farmers’ Market.  In the Sears parking lot at the corner of Stanton and La Palma, the Certified Farmers’ Market is open all year round.

In downtown Brea on Tuesdays, locals can shop at an award-winning Certified Farmers’ Market located on Birch Street between Madrona Ave and Walnut Ave, from 4pm until 8pm.  Not just a produce market, crafters are also there featuring locally made goods, and fresh cut flowers are available.

The Certified Farmers’ Market in Placentia is new, but already popular.  Located on the corner of Bradford and Santa Fe Ave, the Placentia CFM is now a year round event every Saturday (possibly excepting in inclement weather), from 9am until 1pm.  As an added bonus, while supplies last, visitors who spend at least $20 wil also receive two free CFL bulbs and one LED nightlight.

Another fairly new CFM is now located in Seal Beach.  Every Thursday, from 1pm until 6pm, residents in Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Rossmoor can go just a short distance to get fresh food, as well as baked and specialty items.  The Seal Beach Certified Farmers’ Market is located on Seal Beach Blvd, near the intersection with Westminster.

In “The land of gracious living” shoppers will find the Yorba Linda Certified Farmers’ Market.  At Imperial Hwy and Main Street in Old Towne, locavores can enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables as well as locally made crafts, along with farmstead cheeses and locally raised meat.  The Yorba Linda CFM is every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9am until 1pm.

  • Ric Dizon

    Rachel, great post on North OC Farmers Markets. The variety of fresh produce and food exceptional. There are many local growers that showcase their produce and it ‘just’ feels good shopping for fresh foods! I enjoy the farmers market for the entertainment too.

    Thanks for the post.

    • Rachel Mohan

      Hey Ric, thanks! A lot of folks ‘forget’ that Farmers’ Markets continue throughout the year and the produce is just as good and fresh in November as it is in June. And families in need are able to take advantage of the fresh food at many CFMs with EBT cards. Plus you get to support your “neighborhood farmers!”

      It’s a win-win.

      • Lori

        what Farmers Markets in Orange County accept EBT cards?

        • Rachel Mohan

          As of 2008, Ecology Center lists the following CFMs in Orange County as able to accept EBT: on Wednesdays, Fullerton (714) 871-5304, and Tustin (714) 573-0374. On Thursdays, Anaheim (at Promenade & Lemon) (714) 956-3586, and Costa Mesa (714) 573-0374. On Fridays, Laguna Hills (714) 573-0374. On Saturdays, Irvine (University Center) (714) 573-0374. I called the CA EBT Project Farmers’ Market specialist to find out if more recent information was available. A representative informed me that they do not keep a list of CFMs which take EBT, as this information is constantly changing. To find out of your CFM takes EBT, the representative advises you call your local Market. The only CFM website that specifies that it does indeed take EBT is for the Anaheim CFM.

  • Joe Honescko

    Check your information for the Seal Beach Certified Farmers Market. We do a market on Seal Beach Blvd & Westminster every Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. It’s managed by JH Productions, contact Joe Honescko. Email:, phone 714-329-6755. We’ve been there for a couple of years. We also manage the Downtown Brea Market, Anaheim Kaiser Permanente Market, Lakeview & Riverdale, Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Kaiser Permanente Irvine Market at Alton Pkwy and Sand Canyon every Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
    Joe Honescko


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