Hillcrest farmers market

every Sunday / normal street / san diego



San Diego’s ORIGINAL and largest farmers market

The Hillcrest Farmers Market is filled with over 175 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grow produce, gifts, arts and crafts, flowers, clothing, and more! Over 10,000 people a week visit our market. Many of our local farmers grow their produce organically or with no pesticides. The market also hosts a large variety of prepared and hot food items with an emphasis on international cuisine. We also host weekly entertainment performed by a variety of local musicians.

The market opened on April 13, 1984 with only 27 vendors and has continued to grow with the community. We are proud to and maintain our reputation as “The Best” Farmers Market in San Diego County!

Featured ITEM:

Hillcrest FArmers Market Retro T ShirT Now on Sale!


The Hillcrest Farmers Market is now selling new retro style T shirts at the information booth. The barley colored shirt features a revised rendering of our classic farmers market logo from when we first opened the market in 2984! Lupe is excited about the new shirt and you should be too. Stop by the booth and pick up a shirt, market bag, or your “market bucks” gift certificates!



(619) 237-1632



3960 Normal Street (Hillcrest DMV Parking Lot)
San Diego, CA 92103



Sunday 9a–2p

I bring my family every week and always find something different.
— C.J.

Getting to the market

Visiting the Hillcrest Farmers Market is easy. The Hillcrest Farmers Market is located on Normal Street between University Ave. and Lincoln Ave.


Parking is free on the streets on sunday in Hillcrest. You can park free at the California DMV property at Normal St. and Lincoln Ave. or for free at the San Diego Unified School District facility at Campus Ave. and Washington St. You can also park at the USPO parking lot on Cleveland St.


There are a number of busses that pass right by the market. This includes the 1, 7, 10, 11, and 215 routes.

Good things to know:

We love your pooch, but our under the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, “customers shall not bring any live animals into any food facility”. We ask that you not bring your dog or other pets to the Hillcrest Farmers Market. Of course, we make all sorts of exceptions if you bring a guide dog, signal dog, service dog, emotional support animal, or one (or two) of those really cute little dogs in a carrier.

Our market is open during the hottest times of the day. If it’s hot, please leave Fido at home.

There are recycling receptacles throughout the market. Please contribute to a healthy world by recycling at the market.



The Hillcrest Farmers Market has the most diverse and changing range of vendors of any market. From week to week, we feature everything including fresh fruits and vegetables, hand crafted arts and crafts, and delicious prepared foods (such as crepes and gyros, to Vietnamese pancakes and Belgian fries). Below is a map of our vendors, however, things change every week so the map may not be accurate for the specific week you visit. If you don’t find the vendor you’re looking for, check back next week.

Vendor Map:

Prospective Vendors

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at the Hillcrest Farmers Market please download and read through our Prospective Vendor Guide and then email our vendor manager at hillcrestfarmersmarket(at)hillcrestbia.org.


Love Hillcrest?

If you love Hillcrest, you should visit our partner sites. Hillcrest is a fabulous community that celebrates the diversity of urban life. Our friends are what make this community fabulous!

Pick up “Market Bucks” gift certificates and Hillcrest Farmers Market official merchandise each week at the information booth. Just like your favorite seasonal produce, our market bags, aprons, and hats are sometimes out of season because they’re so popular.