In some places, farmers’ markets are seasonal. For just a few months, locals luxuriate in the simple goodness found in fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade art and crafts, and more. While shopping surrounded by fresh air, fresh food and fresh faces, visitors can make a day out of restocking their home with produce and goods.
But what happens when the season is over? Well, in Paso Robles, the market season is as enduring as the sunshine. Country Farm & Craft Market makes it possible to enjoy this local and tourist favorite from 9 a.m. until Noon on almost any Saturday, any time of year.
Judy Suschke, a local farmer, owns and runs the Country Farm & Craft Market with her husband, Harald. Having lived locally for 25 years and farming tree fruits like Asian pears, apples, peaches and apricots, Harald and Judy have been operating the now-famed market for 12 years.
The Country Farm & Craft Market is located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. To get there, take US-101 North (about 26 miles north of San Luis Obispo), exit at Spring Street, take a right on 11th street, and you’ll be there. It may be easier to park a block or two away, however.
Bring a reusable bag, some cash and join the rest of the Country Farm and Craft Market vendors and visitors from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, year-round.
– Sarah Graybill