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Shop Local at Little Italy Mercato


Is your fridge starting to look a little barren? Restock it with a trip to San Diego’s best farmers market, the Little Italy Mercato. Open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm on W. Cedar St. from Kettner Blvd. to Front St., this award-winning event features more than 175 vendors, ranging from California certified farmers and ranchers to handcrafted goods and gifts.  

Why Shop Local?

Shopping local is a great way to give back to the community and support your neighbors. When you shop local, you’re helping to create more good jobs, which also translates into better service. Another benefit of buying from local, independent farmers and artisans is that it reduces your environmental impact – less transportation equates to a smaller carbon footprint. That’s something everyone can be happy about.

Little Italy Mercato – What Not to Miss

There are many excellent vendors at Little Italy Mercato. From the city’s best ginger beer to honey fresh from the hive, we’ve put together a list of our favorite certified producers, artisan grocery vendors, handcrafted goods, and prepared food.

But don’t just take our word for it – try them all! 

Certified Farmers and Ranchers

  • Farmers Daughter Olive & Honey
  • Hopkins Almond Growers
  • Jacy Farm
  • Maldonado Farms
  • Terra Bella Ranch

Artisan Grocery Vendors

  • Bitchin Sauce
  • Crème de la Crème
  • Modern Times Beer
  • SD Ginger Beer Co.
  • Teadonna

Handcrafted Goods & Gifts

  • Artistic Woodcrafts
  • Brandon Hubbard INKredible Designs
  • Himalayan Essence
  • Irrobat Books

Prepared Food Vendors

  • Artisan Crepes
  • Earth Equals Organic Smoothies
  • Masala Cottage
  • Seb’s Panini
  • Superfood Coffee Co.

Learn More about Local Living at The REY

At The REY, we support local living and encourage you to do the same. Whether you need to pick up fresh fruits and veggies, organic meat products, artisanal beverages, or a handmade gift, you can find it at Little Italy Mercato.  

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