One of the many perks of living in San Diego is having year-round access to a bounty of local fruits and vegetables. So it’s no surprise that on any given day you can can stumble upon a market that’s bustling with farmers and local artisans peddling their freshly-picked or home-made goods. You may be thinking this this sounds great for the lucky ones who can leisurely roll out of bed and stroll down to the farmers market with their reusable tote slung over their shoulder. But not so amazing for a young family with an overly-energetic toddler and a double-wide stroller. But think again! Click through the slideshow for the most kid-friendly farmers markets in San Diego the entire family will enjoy.

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market

This market is also known as OB’s “Wednesday Night Out” because in the summer it runs from 4 - 8 p.m. (until 7 p.m. in winter) so the whole family can enjoy a midweek evening out together. It’s one of the larger markets and offers a much wider variety of produce in addition to street food vendors. At the market’s entrance, you’ll find a bouncy house for the kids as well as opportunities for face painting and balloon animals. For the grownups, check out a different live band each week.

Insider's Tip: Although this market is family-friendly, it gets very crowded, making it difficult for strollers to maneuver through the aisles. Bring along a baby carrier to make life a little easier. You won’t find any parking in nearby lots, so plan for street parking.

4900 block of Newport Ave. (between Cable and Bacon St.)
Ocean Beach, CA

Photo: Leah Singer

  • Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market
  • La Jolla Farmers Market
  • Scripps Ranch Farmer's Market
  • North Park Farmers Market
  • Leucadia Farmers Market
  • Poway Farmers Market
  • Otay Ranch Town Center Farmer’s Market

Did we miss any of your favorite kid-friendly farmer’s markets? If so, please let us know in the comments.

— Aimee Della Bitta