Isn’t it nice to give yourself a break from the daily grind by indulging in some quality food? I’m sure you’d love to know where to get the best and most healthy food choices for you and your family! We actually recommend going to a farmer’s market near you to buy seasonal items and the freshest fruits and vegetables you can find! You may also come across other interesting items, such as arts and crafts. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with the community and support local farmers.
So, here is a list of Verso Homes’ best farmers markets in Orange County based on Yelp and Google reviews.
Grab your shopping bags! ‘Cause here we go:
1. Irvine Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 431 Yelp 5-Stars: 269 Total Google Reviews: 478 Google Rating: 4.7 / 5
Location: Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr, Irvine, CA 92603 Business Hours: Saturdays, 8 AM – 12 PM
This is the largest farmer’s market in Orange County, with both well-known and small growers. Vegetables, fruits, fresh fish and meat, pastries, and sweet and savory snacks are available here. Non-food items are also available.
“This was a very large farmers market with a great variety of produce. They had unique vegetables that I had never seen before. It was a great outing for my family and me! They had live music and an awesome apple cider booth!”
– Carissa K (Yelp)
“Good place to shop for fresh veggies and fruits direct from growers. You get decent quality food as well. Open only on Saturdays and gets crowded early morning and very less crowded towards closure time.”
– Vikram Chelar (Google)
2. Laguna Niguel Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 54 Yelp 5-Stars: 17
Total Google Reviews: 113 Google Rating: 4.6 / 5
Location: Plaza De La Paz Shopping Ctr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Business Hours: Sundays, 8 AM – 12 PM
The Orange County Farmers Bureau operates this year-round certified open-air market. It’s a market where ‘genuine’ farmers sell their vegetables, fruits, nuts, and more. To ensure the vendors grow what they sell, the county agricultural commissioner inspects the goods sold here.
“Laguna Niguel market has the most beautiful produce I’ve ever seen!! There is also monarch dog and cat food, healthiest food for your pets!! The market manager, Michi is wonderful!! We are there too, love, dreams, &pie with healthy yummy pies, traditional, vegan, gluten-free, and keto!!! Over 150 kinds and over 30 handmade quality crusts!! Come get healthy food for everyone in the family, even your pets!!”
– Laura L (Yelp)
“I sell here. Best Market I’ve sold at! Visit our booth right at the La Paz Rd entrance. Mountaintop Gardens.”
– Mark Oliver Toribio (Google)
3. The Original Manassero Farms Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 110 Yelp 5-Stars: 61
Total Google Reviews: 172 Google Rating: 4.4 / 5
Location: 33 Irvine Valley, Irvine, CA 92604
Business Hours: Wednesdays, 9 AM – 5 PM
Since 1978, the company has been producing certified organic food. The setting is beautifully designed to make you feel like you’re walking through the fields. Manassero Farms is well-known for its strawberries, as well as other local produce, garden goods, and specialty home supplies.
“So cuuuuute, I love it. Came for strawberry picking and loved that there was a whole area within the farm for this market! Everything was so cute and fresh. The quality of items here are clearly high. We devoured our fresh loaf of jalapeno cheese sourdough bread that we got within days of purchase. Strawberries were so sweet and tasty. Everyone there was nice and friendly. We’d come back to buy more things. Definitely wanna try their jams and things I don’t need!”
– Jessica D. (Yelp)
“What a wonderful and unique place. Great Middle Eastern pastries.”
– Brian Tran (Google)
4. Laguna Hills Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 52 Yelp 5-Stars: 15
Total Google Reviews: 45 Google Rating: 4.5 / 5
Location: Laguna Hills Mall, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92637
Business Hours: Fridays, 9 AM – 1 PM
This is one of Orange County’s best authentic cook’s markets. Fresh fish, local produce, grass-fed beef, and other prepared foods are available here. The location is convenient, with parking available in the mall’s corner lot.
“Great market. A bit of everything, fish, nuts, plants, fruit, veggies, flowers, ready-to-eat food trucks, even a disco ball!! Lots of parking. Convenient location.”
– Alex A. (Yelp)
“I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed when I walked in and saw how big this location was and how many people there were. But then once in the line moved quickly and with ease. The staff here is obviously used to the amount of customers that frequent this location. For a non drive through they manage to get through the customers and not miss a beat. Good for them!”
– Carri DeBeaumont (Google)
5. Laguna Beach Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 50 Yelp 5-Stars: –
Total Google Reviews: 105 Google Rating: 4.7 / 5
Location: 521 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Business Hours: Saturdays, 8 AM – 12 PM
A certified farmers market with over 40 vendors and farmers selling fresh produce, delicacies, and other items! There are also independent coffee shops nearby where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while roaming around.
“Love this farmer’s market! Great vendors in a beautiful area.”
– Eco Now California (Google)
“Laguna Beach farmers market? …this is it… Farmers Market aficionados will find everything that they would expect from local farmers and mix masters.”
– Jason Roberts (Google)
6. Great Park Certified Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 159 Yelp 5-Stars: 30
Total Google Reviews: 145 Google Rating: 4.3 / 5
Location: 8000 Great Park Blvd, Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA 92618
Business Hours: Sundays, 10 AM – 2 PM
It was founded in 2010 and has special performances and activities every week. Aside from fresh produce, gourmet food trucks and handcrafted items are available here.
“I like this farmers market a lot compared to the other one in Irvine. I feel like prices are marked up at the other one and it’s just way too crowded. True, there isn’t as much variety as the other one but it’s enough for us most of the time. I wish there was at least one Asian vegetable vendor. Easy parking, follow the signs.”
– Kristen L. (Yelp)
“Great selection of food, drinks, and other items! There’s really no place to eat though so people eat in their cars. It’s a short walk to the Hot Air Balloon park so you have something else to do after you’re done looking through all the tents. There’s more than enough parking space here for everyone.”
– Aaron Sales (Google)
7. Farmakis Farms
Total Yelp Reviews: 39 Yelp 5-Stars: 27
Total Google Reviews: 33 Google Rating: 4.5 / 5
Location: 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Business Hours: Fridays, 9 AM – 1 PM
This is a family-owned and operated, Christmas tree farm. With homegrown Monterey Pines, Leyland Cypress, and other trees. Year-round, a variety of products such as handmade cards, soaps, jewelry, candles, and more are available. Here you can also find amazing works by artists and authors.
“Small market, but great vendors. It has my favorite fresh fish vendor, OC Wild Seafood, and my favorite 100% grass-fed meat vendor, Buy Ranch Direct.”
– Mitchell F. (Yelp)
“It’s a great place to shop for fruits and vegetables. They have a variety of other things. My scarlet macaw loves the place also.”
– Robert Walter (Google)
8. Costa Mesa Certified Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 35 Yelp 5-Stars: 16
Total Google Reviews: 21 Google Rating: 4.9 / 5
Location: 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Business Hours: Thursdays, 9 AM – 1 PM
One of 8 certified Orange County Farm Bureau farmers markets. Genuine farmers sell their produce. Open rain or shine.
“Great selection of organic and fresh produce. Lots of vegetables like onions, salad, kale, carrots, turnips, oranges, and berries. Not only is everything fresh, but pricing is much better than at grocery stores. Plenty of parking and easy to find the location! Currently located at Gate 8 due to COVID testing at the fairgrounds. Will definitely be coming back for their good quality products.”
– Steph N. (Yelp)
“Love the vegan place always friendly and helpful the food is amazing for digestive system.”
– Kimberly Trantham (Google)
9. SoCo Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 129 Yelp 5-Stars: 31
Total Google Reviews: 16 Google Rating: 4.5 / 5
Founded in 2009 as a family-friendly market with weekly children’s crafts. The Sprouts of Promise Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to healthy eating and supporting farmers, runs this market. Meat, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and other items are sold here. There are also gourmet food trucks selling sweets, bread, and hummus. SOCO Farmers Market is rated as one of the best in Orange County and has been featured nationally in the New York Times.
“Stopped by yesterday and it seems so much more lively! The environment is great and all stands are so friendly. Veggies and fruit are as tasty as always . Favorite go to farmers market.”
– Monze G. (Yelp)
“It’s a small market, not too busy which makes me feel COVID safe.”
– Elizabeth San Miguel (Google)
10. Ladera Ranch Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 15 Yelp 5-Stars: 11
Total Google Reviews: 37 Google Rating: 4.8 / 5
Location: 28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Business Hours: Sundays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This is a certified farmers market with over 50 vendors. Local produce such as fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, fish, and even arts and crafts are sold here. Food trucks ranging from pizza to ice cream, shaved ice, and more are also present.
“A great Day Spa. The staff had a vast array of knowledge of what I needed not what I think I NEED. Perfect as always.”
– Lori R. (Yelp)
“Nice little farmer’s market with a playground nearby.”
– Norman McDonald (Google)
11. Newport Beach Certified Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 27 Yelp 5-Stars: 5
Total Google Reviews: 19 Google Rating: 4.2 / 5
Location: 102 Mcfadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Business Hours: Sundays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Newport Beach Farmers Market is a unique experience because it is held next to the beach. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, nuts, and even handmade jewelry and art can be found along the Newport Beach Pier every Sunday.
“Loved. Indeed is not big but is very nice. The honey vendor has amazing variety of honey. I bought a very interesting jam – kiwi and jalapeño ( probably you are doing the same face I did before I tasted- delicious) bought a delicious hummus . The vendor Sizzling Ginger is amazing ( was sold out) It’s worth to go.”
– Monica B. (Yelp)
“Small farmers market near the water. Nice to walk around but limited number of vendors. Pleasant atmosphere for a casual visit but only a few fresh produce vendors.”
– Bill Auxier (Google)
12. Huntington Beach Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 240 Yelp 5-Stars: 120
Total Google Reviews: 399 Google Rating: 4.4 / 5
Location: 15851 Gothard St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Family-owned and operated since 2011. This farmers market’s goal is to provide fresh, healthy, and natural food. Everything is fresh from the farm and mostly grown locally. Fresh food at a low cost.
“I’m surprised that I haven’t written a review for this market since I come here pretty much weekly! There’s a moderate assortment of fresh produce that’s very reasonably priced. Additionally they have a pretty good assortment of misc international ingredients (specifically mediterranean products). Items do tend to lean more ripe but I’m a fan of saving money!”
– Irene Y. (Yelp)
“Good place, sizable variety, with very reasonable prices compared to typical grocery stores. It’s a nice store to shop. They are friendly and helpful too. 🙂”
– Chris Cope (Google)
13. San Clemente Certified Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 21 Yelp 5-Stars: 7
Total Google Reviews: 40 Google Rating: 4.7 / 5
Location: 200 Block Of Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Business Hours: Sundays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
A wide selection of fruit and vegetables, bread, and fresh flowers are available here.
“One of the most amazing fresh strawberries, better than the ones I got from other farmers market. There are a few competitors for berries stands but I took the cheapest one and it happened to be good. 🙂 also some produce, flowers, eggs, and I think some foods.”
– Adrienne L. (Yelp)
“Have been coming to this market ever since I’ve moved out here. The perfect way to start your Sunday, grab a coffee from up the street, a dreamy french pastry from Chaupain, and don’t leave before stopping by David’s flower truck and grabbing a handful of flowers to brighten your week!”
– Liela Yacoobi (Google)
14. Dana Point Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 39 Yelp 5-Stars: –
Total Google Reviews: 57 Google Rating: 4.7 / 5
Location: Pacific Coast Hwy & La Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629
Business Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fresh produce, bread, fish, flowers, coffee, and other items can be found here. Every second Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors join the market.
“Was visiting family in the area and came across this farmers market. Definitely recommend it if you have a chance to stop. Lost of food options and fresh produce. We bought fresh fruit and a fresh pie. My daughter loved all the crafts also.”
– Jefferson Amon (Google)
“LOVE the fresh produce, fresh fish & eggs!! A MUST! I wish it was open on more than just Saturdays!! 🙂”
– Dana Sterling (Google)
15. Aliso Viejo Certified Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 6 Yelp 5-Stars: 1
Total Google Reviews: 2 Google Rating: 5 / 5
Location: 26701 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business Hours: Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
It’s a fun Saturday Morning Market located in Aliso Viejo Town Center’s movie theater lot.
“I’m real happy to see Aliso Viejo finally open up a farmers market. They have a great selection of fresh produce that looks and tastes way better than what I can get at the local grocery store. I was also pleasantly surprised by some of the other merchants that I came across such as the tamale and breakfast burrito booth. I will definitely be back next Saturday stock up on more items.”
– Paul McGlynn (Google)
16. Mission Viejo Farmers Market
Total Yelp Reviews: 1 Yelp 5-Stars: –
Total Google Reviews: – Google Rating: –
Location: 25282 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Business Hours: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This farmers market sells fresh, locally sourced produce, eggs, plants, and other items. Everyone can enjoy live music, crafts, and games for FREE.
Don’t forget to take a trip to your local farmers market this weekend!
More suggestions and interesting places to visit can be found in our other blog entries here on the Verso Homes website. For more information, just give us a call at 949-541-8122.