After more than a year of non-operation due to COVID-19, Downtown SLO announced this week that the Thursday night Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market has returned to Higuera Street every Thursday form 6-9 p.m.
Market visitors can expect to see the following types of vendors during its first phase:
- Certified farmers offering fresh local produce
- Food artisans offering pre-sealed to-go food items/ingredients such as bread, pastries, salsa, and more.
- Craft/home goods such as soap, salves, candles, and more.
The SLO Farmers Market accepts EBT/Cal Fresh and P-EBT.
“We are thrilled to be back every Thursday from 6 to 9 in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. While we knew our market was missed, we were overjoyed and humbled to see and hear the excitement of everyone who showed up to support our local farmers and vendors. In the coming months we hope to include everyone’s favorite BBQ vendors, entertainment and more. Thank you to our community for their continued support of our Farmers’ Market and we hope to see you soon on Higuera Street,” said Whitney Chaney, Program Director.
Activities such as entertainment and eating and drinking on site are being gradually phased-in over the coming months. The market’s first phase will operate as a certified farmers’ market with other essential foods and goods as defined by the markets that are able to operate under the red tier of the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Downtown SLO continues to monitor the conditions of the market and adding vendor categories over time and with proper guidance from the county and state. Face coverings and social distancing requirements remain until further notice. Check downtownslo.com regularly for updates.
Downtown SLO hopes that the return of this beloved Thursday night tradition will bring visitors and locals downtown, get fresh, locally grown produce, and dine at one of the many incredible downtown restaurants that are open and ready to serve you safely.
The SLO Farmers Market is on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. on Higuera Street between Chorro and Osos streets. For more information visit downtownSLO.com and follow @DowntownSLOFarmersMarket.
For more information on the market, visit DowntownSLO.com and follow @DowntownSLOFarmersMarket.