Today is Day 7 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! Today, we are adventuring downtown to Higuera Street for the Farmers Market for some good eats, live music and of course, your groceries!
The World Famous San Luis Obispo Farmers market (or just “Farmers” as slocals call it) is every single Thursday (usually even during the rain) and one of the only farmers markets in the country to take place right in the city center, at night! Farmers starts at 6:15pm and goes until 9pm.
This isn’t your typical farmer’s market! Not only does the market attract thousands of people each night, tons of local restaurants that set up shop lining the streets with tasty goodies. The smells of the fresh cooked tri-tip sandwiches and kettle corn roasting make your mouth water before you even get down the street. The sound of live music with the hustle and bustle of the people make this a super unique farmers market.
If you are a people watcher like me, this spot is amazing! It isn’t unusual to see all types of people wandering around… grandparents, first dates, WOWies, families, vacationers, artists, musicians and so on! Trust me there are so many cute little booths to find everything from honey, to hand knit scarves, snowcones, to your tomatoes and vegetables.
One of the things, I always tell my friends to do if it is their first time to Farmers is to eat a rib on the curb! Sounds silly, but until you get your face and hands messy and eat on the ground, you really aren’t experiencing all that Farmers is truly about.
And, if you are wondering about my picture… I too used to work Farmers Markets in SLO for 2 years! Thursday night was by far my favorite, simple because the atmosphere is somewhat magical, but also because everyone is just so happy that it’s almost the weekend, you can’t help but be happy too.
When is it? Every Thursday Night 6:15pm-9pm
Where is it? Downtown, Higuera Street (it spans two blocks!)
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